The County of Santa Clara/Moscow Sister County Commission established the Santa Clara County/Moscow Arts Exchange in December 2009 to foster communication and collaboration between the art and cultural communities of Santa Clara County and Moscow. Activities will be devoted to the establishment and enhancement of literary, artistic and musical ties between professionals in the two regions.
Exchange activities will include:
- Forgoing lasting connections between local and Moscow poets, prose writers, artists, musicians, critics, editors, and publishers;
- Hosting collaborative events, exhibits and performances in Santa Clara County, in Moscow, and via the Web;
- Engendering an exchange of written and artistic materials for publication in Santa Clara County and Moscow;
- Creating new media outlets that highlight the exchange; and
- Producing video and film subjects.