The St Petersburg PRO ARTE Foundation for Culture and Arts is a non-profit, non-governmental organization. Founded in 1999 and located in St Petersburg in the Peter and Paul Fortress, the Foundation promotes contemporary arts and culture, its main fields of activity being visual art, music, architecture, art journalism, and design. The Foundation supports projects of Russian artists and cultural organizations, produces exhibitions, festivals and concerts, organizes conferences, lectures and educational programs for young artists, journalists, designers, as well as for museum professionals. Many projects of the PRO ARTE Foundation involve such partners as the State Hermitage Museum, the Bolshoi Drama Theater, St Petersburg State University.
The PRO ARTE Foundation programs are supported by the St Petersburg Committee for Culture, Presidential Grants Fund, Mikhail Prokhorov Foundation, Vladimir Potanin Foundation, and other organizations and foundations.
In 2021, the Foundation was awarded by the National Innovation Prize for supporting contemporary art in Russia.