The Samara State Institute of Culture is a large educational and scientific centre of the region, a creative laboratory and a music venue that affectively cooperates with leading Russian and foreign scientific and art organizations and universities: the International Academy of Informatization, the Russian State Library, the Volga Branch of the Russian Academy of Education, Samara Scientific Center of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology of RAS, the Union of Composers of Russia, Samara Branch of the Theater Union of Russia, the Russian Musical Society, Leading Conductors Guild of Russia, Samara Branch of the All-Union Choral Society, Sport Dance Federation of Russia, Russian Branch of the World Dance Alliance-Europe, etc.