Cultural Exchanges

Folk, Classical, Contemporary Music and Dance, Poetry, Literature, Art Exhibits, Galleries, Photography, Friendship Park, Jazz and Rock Exchange, Joint American/Ukrainian Folk Song Book, Library Exchange, Quilters, Puppets, Stained Glass, Storytellers, Musical Theatre

Some examples of Cultural Exchanges sponsored by CKSCP:

  • Preview of the documentary film, “Under Fire,” at the Fath Auditorium in the Cincinnati Art Museum. The film relates the stories of Soviet women combat veterans of WWII.
  • Kharkiv ceramicist comes to Cincinnati for five weeks to participate in Clay, Color and Fire: A Collaborative International Mosaic Project. Mosaic tiles are made to decorate the Friendship Pavilion.
  • The Kharkiv dance group Kontrast comes to Cincinnati for two weeks to participate in Middfest 2002—20 Years/25 Countries. Kontrast also performs on Fountain Square at a lunchtime event.
  • Associate Professor of Arts Administration from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music travels to Kharkiv for six days to give lectures and workshops on arts administration for alumni of the 2001 Community Connections arts administration program and other arts administrators from the Kharkiv area.
  • A photographer, a jazz instrumental trio, and an a cappella quartet travel to Kharkiv as the cultural contingent of the 1999 Official Delegation to Kharkiv.
  • Ukrainian Children’s Music Theatre of Kharkiv and Kharkiv Boy’s Choir in Cincinnati for 2 weeks – programs include “Carolfest” with May Festival Chorus, Cincinnati Brass, Cincinnati Youth Chorus, Madcap Productions & many area schools and churches.
  • Kharkiv pianist guest soloist with Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra in sell-out concert.

Sports Exchanges

Runners from Kharkiv participate in Cincinnati’s Flying Pig Marathon

Meeting host families at CVG – May 2017

Some examples of Sports Exchanges sponsored by CKSCP:

  • Olympic gymnastics champion, Rustam Sharipov, visited Cincinnati as part of the 1998 Official Delegation. He observed, taught, and demonstrated his gymnastic skills at the Cincinnati Gymnastics Academy and Queen City Gymnastics.
  • Member of Cincinnati Cycle Club travels to Kharkiv as the guest of Club Temp to further this area of sports exchange.
  • Alexander Zinoviev, President of the Kharkiv Cycling Club, visits the U.S. at the request of the Cincinnati Bicycle Club.

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With most exchanges come volunteer opportunities for members of our community. Find out about hosting Ukrainian visitors in your home and other CKSCP volunteer opportunities.