Business programme

#amateur #attention #professional

17 Jun , 12:00–13:15
International Youth Economic Forum
Discussion with elements of a workshop
Pavilion G, conference hall G6

The proliferation of opportunities for creative self-expression among young individuals coincides with a gradual erosion of the distinctions between amateurism and professionalism. In the digital realm, the substitution of concepts and meanings triggers a trend of popularizing amateur creativity, which is often portrayed as a manifestation of professional endeavour. Instantaneous success and rapid fame increasingly allure aspiring individuals. The challenge of deceptive reference points embedded within the value system of the younger generation arises from the influence of consumer society and a diminishing appreciation for authentic cultural foundations. What sets apart professionals from amateurs, and can individuals transition between these roles? How does one's creative journey validate the distinction of being a professional, and why are attention and imagination pivotal guiding forces in any profession?

Sergey Pershin, General Director, Center for the Development of Cultural Initiatives ANO; Project Manager, Tavrida Art Cluster

Vladimir Mashkov, Artistic Director, Oleg Tabakov Theatre
Ksenia Razuvaeva, Head, Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh)
Yuliana Slashcheva, Chairman of the Management Board, Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio; General Director, Gorky Film Studio
Anna Stepanova, Deputy Vice President for Education Projects, VK