That notwithstanding, the non-profit Vladivostok School of Contemporary Art, founded and managed by curator and art manager Yana Gaponenko, offers courses for artists, curators, and art critics. Most of the tuition fee paid by students covers teachers’ salaries. In addition to running courses, the school organizes regular apartment exhibitions and open lectures. The school has no premises of its own, so classes are often held at the Zarya Center for Contemporary Art, one of the city’s most important art venues. Zarya’s activies include artist residencies, exhibitions, educational events, and research. The research project and exhibition Rebels at the Edge: Contemporary Art in Vladivostok, 1960s–2000s (2015) was organized in partnership with Arka Gallery of Contemporary Art, the Primorye State Picture Gallery, and the Artetage Museum of Contemporary Art. It aimed to show how postwar artists in Vladivostok abandoned formal trends and developed critical stances. The work of over twenty artists was exhibited and published in the catalogue. Notable artists of the older generation include Alexander Kiryakhno, Ilias Zinatulin, Viktor Serov, and Vladimir Pogrebnyak.