Russia is preparing to develop the economic potential of its creative industries in alignmnent with the UN’s International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. During Russian Creativity Week, starting on 11th September, a live gathering in Moscow's Gorky Park will host over 500 events including lectures, masterclasses, installations and performances. 14 discipline-themed pavilions will each be curated by a leading figure from the creative industries, and a Creative Business Forum, held in partnership with multinational professional services company EY, will bring together representatives from government, business and the creative community to begin to 'build a scaffold' for interaction between them.
Chairman of Russian Creativity Week and Director of the Presidential organising committee for Public Projects, Sergei Novikov, said: “We have big ambitions to open up the lines of communication with the international creative community and are delighted to be forming partnerships with other countries where such events are held.”
Russian Creativity Week is being organised by the Roscultcenter, the Innosocium Foundation and the Russian Book Union, supported by the Presidential Grants Fund. The plan is for it to become an annual event.