Russian and Foreign Students to Discuss Joint Cultural Projects at Arctic Council’s Youth Creativity Festival in Arkhangelsk
Arkhangelsk will host the Arctic Council’s International Youth Creativity Festival on 22–25 November. The festival will be held as part of the plan of events of Russia’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council in 2021–2023, which are organized by the Roscongress Foundation.
The main goal of the festival is to bring together creative young people from Arctic Council countries as well as further develop their collaboration. The festival will be attended by undergraduate and graduate students of Russian and foreign universities, as well as experts and cultural figures. By participating in the event, they will be able to exchange experience, identify current trends in art, and discuss joint cultural projects.
The festival programme includes lectures, master classes, and training sessions within three parallel thematic areas: Art School, Brand School, and Content School. In addition, a cultural and tourism programme is planned for the festival participants.
The first platform – the Art School – aims to develop and promote applied arts among the peoples of the North by interpreting it in a modern format. Artists, architects, designers, and lovers of applied arts will take part in the Art School. The Brand School will provide cultural experts, tour guides, museum workers, as well as urban specialists, entrepreneurs, and representatives of the tourism sector with an opportunity to discuss ways to enhance the appeal of the Arctic for young people. The Content School will seek to develop solutions to promote the Arctic in the media and social networks, and will be attended by photographers, videographers, student media, journalists, and bloggers.
The International Youth Creativity Festival will be held at the Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov in Arkhangelsk. The event is being organized by the Russian Ministry of Science and Higher Education.
Russia is chairing the Arctic Council in 2021–2023. In this role, Russia aims to promote the potential of young people in the Arctic, ensure they have access to education, as well as expand and strengthen youth exchanges in a wide range of areas, including volunteering, entrepreneurship, the development of creative industries, the environment, and the improvement of urban areas. Russia supports the Arctic Council’s educational projects for Indigenous children ‘Children of the Arctic’, ‘Nomadic School’, and ‘International Arctic School’, and others and advocates for greater cooperation and the exchange of experience in such issues. In addition, the Russian chairmanship is in favour of creating and implementing special programmes, professional championships, and training sessions that focus on Russia’s northern regions.