Creative Business Forum

The Role of Creative Projects in Developing Creative Cities

02 Jun , 10:00–11:30
Creative Business Forum
Panel Session
Pavilion G, Passage Hall
In partnership with the Presidential Grants Fund

Creative industries are closely linked to the concept of the ‘creative city’ proposed by Charles Landry. A creative city is not necessarily a metropolis; a small town or even a rural settlement can become creative. To develop a territory, it is crucial to use the key resource – the creative energy of residents and their innovative, entrepreneurial, and socio-cultural initiatives. The creative engagement of citizens is what generates new jobs and creates an atmosphere that makes a city an attractive place to live and an alluring tourist destination. How can creative industries and creative businesses benefit small towns? What local problems (which can become new markets for creative industries) should creative entrepreneurs pay attention to today? What effects do creative projects and creative businesses have on the development of territories? Can small towns and rural areas become full-fledged participants in the ecosystem of a creative economy?

Anton Dolgov, Executive Director, Presidential Grants Foundation

Anton Belov, General Director, Garage Museum of Contemporary Art
Roman Karmanov, First Deputy General Director, Komsomolskaya Pravda Publishing House
Natalya Komarova, Governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area–Yugra
Maria Morozova, General Director, Elena and Gennady Timchenko Charitable Foundation
Tatiana Mrdulyash, Minister of Culture of the Samara Region
Fatima Mukhomedzhan, Director, The Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation
Ruslan Novikov, General Director, Argumenty I Facty
Natalya Poppel, Sustainable Development Advisor to the General Director, Severstal
Irina Sedykh, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, OMK Uchastie Charity Fund

Front row participants
Stefano Boeri, Architect, Founder, Stefano Boeri Architetti (online)
Anna Klepikovskaya, Development Director, Golubino LLC
Yan Kozhan, Director General, Sysert Development Agency