The project was implemented in the Fine Art Museum of RK twice:
2009-2010 – supported by the organization “Unity of Journalism and Culture” (Moscow).
2011 – 2012 - supported by V.P. Schmitz Foundation (Germany)
The main goal of the project is creating conditions for full-bloodied spiritual development of children with hearing disorder and their integration into the society through culture and arts.
Implementation of the project “Equal with the World” allowed for creating a computer and art studio “Surdodialogue” (sign language dialogue). The studio is both stationary and mobile for children living in other cities of the Republic of Karelia. This project includes a great variety of techniques: water colors, pastel, collage, fabric printing, etc. thanks to which the desire to create will overcome the sick condition of aggression and being unwelcome. A number of lessons of computer drawing in the Museum Resource Center helped children to learn new tools of the graphic software Paint and create a great number of masterpieces in the genre of portrait, landscape, still-life, etc. The work in the computer classroom helps them contact each other, and the computer being the device not requiring sign language interpretation, becomes the means of children’s interaction. Such an alliance in work serves the purpose of bringing up tolerance and mutual understanding, which leads to a predictable reaction: I am like everybody else, and opens the door to the “deaf world” to the hearing citizens of Petrozavodsk.