Krasnoyarsk hosted the second regional forum "Russian Creativity Week – Siberia". For several days, various creativity-based economy sectors were being discussed at the discussed venues. Among them are fashion, cinema, art, gastronomy and much more.
This year, the regonal forum took place at six venues at once. Lectures and open discussions, workshops featuring actual professionals were organised for the audience. Almost everyone for whom creativity is a profession was able to learn a lot of exciting and applicable information.
It is no coincidence that Krasnoyarsk was chosen as the host for the "Russian Creative Week – Siberia" for the second time. The region is showing rapid growth in creativity and in supporting the creative sector in particular. Considering that for decades the Krasnoyarsk Region was perceived exclusively for industry sector, the development of creative industries is a big step towards the formation and strengthening of the economic potential. In 2021, more than 100 thousand small and medium-sized businesses were registered, of which more than 11 thousand are involved in the creative industries. The total revenue for the year approached the mark of 64 billion rubles. At the end of 2022, the region was included in the shortlist of the Russian creative awards, the only cross-industry award in the world that unites all existing creative industries.
— The regional forum "Russian Creativity Week – Siberia" is a special project. We discuss not only specific regional topics, but also the most complex topics of the industry in general, which are already manifesting throughout the country. We are very pleased to hold the forum in Krasnoyarsk for the second year in a row, which became the impetus for the fact that next year there will be new regional creative weeks in other regions as well, — said Marina Abramova, director of the Russian Creativity Week forum, head of Roscultcenter, during the plenary session.
Aside from workshops and discussions, there was still a lot to see at the venues. On the second floor of the SibFU Congress Hall, guests could see firsthand the results of the Russian 'Christmas Trees' project, created specifically to popularize folk arts and crafts in Russia, and even join an excursion from the creators of the project. Folk arts and crafts are an integral part of the history and cultural code of Russia, broadcasting traditional values and unique features of the territories, with great potential for strengthening the identity of peoples and developing creative industries.
The most important event of the creative week was the opening of the first regional office of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives. The opening ceremony was attended by Head of the Russian President's Department for Public Projects Sergei Novikov, First Deputy Governor of the Region Sergei Ponomarenko, General Director of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives Roman Karmanov, and Regional Minister of Culture Arkady Zinov.