Made in the Arctic: Grants as a Driver of the Creative Economy in the North
The development of creative industries in the North directly affects the social optimism of the local population, promotes the creative realization of residents, and stimulates the regional economy. There are roughly 3,000 projects that are changing the cultural landscape of the regions every day. New theatres are being built, new performances are being put on, films are being released, new names are being discovered, and strategic projects are being supported that affect the development of professional environments and communities. The total grant fund from 2021 to 2024 is RUB 31.5 billion. In the first two competitions, 250 winners from Russia’s northern regions received grants worth more than RUB 330 million. In addition to the grant funds, the regions receive support for creative industries from federal and regional projects that were submitted for the competition from Moscow or neighbouring regions. What projects are receiving grant support? What best practices need to be developed and replicated? How do local brands contribute to the development of the creative economy of the North?
Roman Karmanov, Chief Executive Officer, Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives
Philip Abryutin, Artistic Director, Program Director, Golden Raven International Arctic Film Festival
Natalya Agakhanov, Director, Krasnoyarsk Foundation for Support and Development of Art named after Dmitry Hvorostovsky
Oksana Svetlova, Minister of Culture, Arkhangelsk region
Vladimir Sobolev, Head of Student Groups, Headquarters of the Youth Labor Teams of the Arkhangelsk Region, All-Russian Youth Public Organization "Russian Student Teams"
Svetlana Soldatova, Director, Producer, Northern Character Producer Center