The mission of the Cincinnati-Kharkiv Sister City Partnership is to establish goodwill, understanding and cooperation between the people of Cincinnati and the people of Kharkiv and thereby to develop lasting friendships and increased interchange of ideas, goods and services between our two cities.

That is done through collaboration on projects of mutual interest which have varied over the years since 1989. Click on the Collaboration in the menu to the left to find descriptions of the joint ventures. It's a comprehensive list that includes the arts, education, law, the environment, baseball and marathons, the media coverage of elections and more.

Some additional examples of Cultural Exchanges over the last 30 years:

  • 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.