The Visual Arts programme was launched in 1999. It is aimed to support and promote contemporary Russian art in international context.
The Foundation supports the projects of Russian artists and organisations, holds exhibitions, festivals, lectures, and conferences. The programme includes the Contemporary Art in Traditional Museum annual international festival and the School for Young education project Artists, holds exhibitions in cooperation with other museums and other culture institutions in St Petersburg, Moscow and other Russian cities.
Since 2010 a number of projects have been implemented in cooperation with the National Centre for Contemporary Arts.