2D2N being more and more supported by international and foreign governmental and public foundations and organizations. Marked by arrival to Odessa of such outstanding artistic groups as Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble under Yury Kasparov and Austrian Company for Music and Theatre Arbos, which brought the premiere of a mystical comedy Concert of Birds (libretto by Dzevad Karahasan, music by composers from many European countries). One can hear jazz integrated with new music (Daniel Kientzy, Alina Maria Mleczko). For the first time Freiburg and Odessa academies' professors present minimalist works. Dieter Mack, Robert Suter, Kees Wieringa, Ian Willcock, Marcel R. Worms, Vsevolod Zaderatsky, and others visit Odessa. Seven Piano Forums appear at the festival. The festival has contributed to international recognition of Odessa as a center of new art development - this fact is confirmed by opening of Odessa Soros Centre for Contemporary Art specializing in visual arts.