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International Training Program “Creative Management of Music Festivals”

The Sibelius Academy Continuing Education (Helsinki) and the Institute for Cultural Programs (St. Petersburg) have run their international educational project “Creative Management of Music Festivals” – a training program for music festivals organizers in Northwest Russia.

New educational project was followed by the international educational programs “Arts Management Towards Year 2003” (1999-2000) and “Music Festivals Management” (2005-2006) that had a great success in St. Petersburg.

The immediate objective of the “Creative Management of Music Festivals” project was to improve leadership and management skills of the local festival managers.

Central topics of the educational modules:

  • Arts marketing, management and leadership
  • Cultural entrepreneurship
  • Cultural tourism

The project aim was to promote sustainable growth and internationalization of the Northwest Russian festivals. In order to promote the growth the project enabled the creation of a network for music festivals of the Northwest region. Furthermore the project developed ways to exchange best practices between Russian and Finnish music festivals.

The teachers of the program were all the experienced managers and experts in the sphere of culture, including manager of the Sibelius Academy Osmo Palonen, founder of “Pori Jazz” music festival Jyrki Kangas, production manager of the Helsinki Festival Kaarina Gould, program manager of the Centre for Tourism Studies of Joensuu Heidi Taskinen and many others. 

 The program “Creative Management of Music Festivals” was held in 2008-2009. The structure of the program consisted of four international modules which included business meetings and special events with participation of music festival managers, art agents and other experts from Finland, study trips to Finnish music festivals and personal and group work at project under the tutoring of international experts. Educational modules were held in the Institute for Cultural Programs in St. Petersburg. The course language of the program is English.

The international educational program “Creative Management of Music Festivals” was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education of Finland and the St. Petersburg Committee for Culture.

 

Presentation of cultural potential of Southeast Finland in St. Petersburg

The Arts Council of Southeast Finland and the Institute for Cultural programs of St. Petersburg have invited cultural managers, tourist agents, artist associations, cultural authorities and Russian media to assist to the presentation of arts and cultural events of Southeast Finland that took place at St. Petersburg’s Committee for Culture.

The Arts Council of Southeast Finland and the Institute of Cultural programs of St. Petersburg decided to strengthen links in art and culture, and to act like a bridge between artist and cultural organizations of both countries. In 2008 the Institute had presented St. Petersburg cultural palette in Lappeenranta and Kotka and this presentation was the turn for the Arts Council to present Southeast Finland art and cultural life to St, Petersburg media and cultural agents.

One point of the international policy of the arts council of Southeast Finland was to strengthen cultural and artist exchange between St. Petersburg and the Finnish region in both directions and also to promote interaction between cultural authorities, artists associations and art managers.

Main features of the presentation:

  • Arts council policy and cultural events in Southeast Finland
  • Regional development and cultural events
  • Borders, an opportunity for culture
  • Imatra Big Band festival 26th year old
  • Festival cooperation across borders 

 
Scientific Research Forum “Saint Petersburg: The Multidimensionality of Cultural Space”

The Forum examined strategic planning and financing of culture, new technological analysis of cultural activity in St. Petersburg, and contributions toward increasing the economic potential of the city and the life of its residents. Representatives from varying academic and political arenas took part in the Forum, as well as cultural leaders from research organizations of St. Petersburg, the northwest region of Russia, and Finland
  

Movie “Musical Saint Petersburg”

This is a delightful movie about St. Petersburg’s annual music festivals: “Arts Square”, “Musical Hermitage”, “Stars of The White Nights”, “Musical Olympus”, “St. Petersburg Palaces”, “SKIF”, “Open the Windows”, and others. The colorful palette of cultural events is further brightened by many beautiful sights of the city, which present St. Petersburg as a dynamic international megapolis and world center for the arts. The movie also includes interviews with world-famous cultural celebrities – Mikhail Piotrovsky, Elena Obraztsova, Valery Gergiev, Boris Eifman and Yuri Temirkanov. These interesting and informative discussions all have English subtitles.

International Training Program "Creative Management of Music Festivals" 

The Sibelius Academy Continuing Education (Helsinki) and the Institute for Cultural Programs
(St. Petersburg) have run their international educational project “Creative Management of Music Festivals” – a training program for music festivals organizers in Northwest Russia.

New educational project was followed by the international educational programs “Arts Management Towards Year 2003” (1999-2000) and “Music Festivals Management” (2005-2006) that had a great success in St. Petersburg.

The immediate objective of the “Creative Management of Music Festivals” project was to improve leadership and management skills of the local festival managers.

The project aim was to promote sustainable growth and internationalization of the Northwest Russian festivals. In order to promote the growth the project enabled the creation of a network for music festivals of the Northwest region. Furthermore the project developed ways to exchange best practices between Russian and Finnish music festivals.

The teachers of the program were all the experienced managers and experts in the sphere of culture, including manager of the Sibelius Academy Osmo Palonen, founder of “Pori Jazz” music festival Jyrki Kangas, production manager of the Helsinki Festival Kaarina Gould, program manager of the Centre for Tourism Studies of Joensuu Heidi Taskinen and many others.

The program “Creative Management of Music Festivals” was held in 2008-2009. The structure of the program consisted of four international modules which included business meetings and special events with participation of music festival managers, art agents and other experts from Finland, study trips to Finnish music festivals and personal and group work at project under the tutoring of international experts. Educational modules were held in the Institute for Cultural Programs in St. Petersburg. The course language of the program is English.

The international educational program “Creative Management of Music Festivals” was supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Education of Finland and the St. Petersburg Committee for Culture.

Publication of “St. Petersburg Next Year. Calendar of Cultural Events”

“St. Petersburg Next Year. Calendar of Cultural Events” informs Russian and international community about the projects of cultural organizations of St. Petersburg for the year ahead. The publication is included in the St. Petersburg official presentation package, which is distributed on the Russian and international tourist fairs.
 
Photo exhibition "City of Peter the Great"
The exhibition “Peter’s cities of Russia” was composed within the framework of the project “Path of Peter the Great”. The photo exhibition introduces Peter’s cities of Russia. On 30 exhibition stands, which are divided into 17 thematic sections, are situated 270 annotated photographs depicting Peter’s 80 cities, 75 monuments of civil and church architecture, 30 monuments of engineering and art of fortification , and 60 monuments dedicated to Peter I.
 
Catalogue of Peter’s monuments in St. Petersburg and Russia
The purpose of the project is the creation of the list of cultural relics related to the activities of Peter the Great and his companions. The project has three main objectives: 1) Identification of Peter monuments in St. Petersburg and the regions of the Russian Federation 2) Composing of cultural and historical descriptions of each monument 3) Creation of an electronic database of monuments.
  
Congress Peter’s cities
The project aims to preserve and promote the historical and cultural heritage of Russia, promote cultural integration of Peter cities, strengthen the image of St. Petersburg as a cultural capital and main Peter’s city of Russia.
The purpose of the Congress is the study the historical and cultural significance of Peter’s endeavors for the development of small and large Russian cities and regions, analyze the influence of Peter’s reforms on the historical fate of Russia in the context of its interaction with the European world.
 
Development of financing and legislation in the creative industries sector of the Northern Dimension area
The international project “Development of financing and legislation in the creative industries sector of the Northern Dimension area” is implemented by the ICP with the grant of Nordic Council of Ministers. The objective is to exchange experience between companies belonging to the creative industries, national and regional authorities of the Northern Dimension in the course of joint activities in order to increase the role of creative industries in the regional economy. Partners to the project are Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers, St. Petersburg Committee on Culture, The Center for Cultural and Experience Economy in Copenhagen (SKO), Institute for Russia and Eastern Europe in Helsinki, Estonian Ministry of Culture and the organization “Creative Estonia”.
Experts and practitioners of creative industries participated in business visits to Tallinn, Copenhagen and Helsinki, aimed at the acquisition of knowledge in the field of financial support for the creative industries, as well as the establishment of business relations and development of cooperation. Project participants discussed a number of key issues such as financing models in the creative industries, the role of intellectual property and licensing in the economic growth of the region, cluster development, mechanisms for attracting investments, and financial arrangements for international cooperation. The final stage of the project will be a 1-day conference at the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
 
“Management of Music Festivals”. “Northern Dimension Management in Culture and Creative Industries”
International project “Management of Music Festivals” aims to provide a basis for successful cooperation between managers of music industry in the Northern Dimension. Along with the project “Management of film festivals” and “Management of cultural tourism” it is a part of the large-scale project “Northern Dimension Management in Culture and Creative Industries”, which was supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Project partners are the Information Office of the Nordic Council of Ministers, St. Petersburg Committee for Culture, Institute for Cultural Programs, “Finland Festivals” Association, and “Pikene pa broen” (Norway).
 
"The Museum Olympus" Award
Organized in order to raise the prestige of the museum carrier and upgrade professional qualification of museums. The competition aims to promote personnel of museums for outstanding contributions to the developmant of culture, as well as citizens of the Russian Federation for the support of the development of museums of St.Petersburg.