22 December 2010

The regional cultural policy concept entitled ‘The Perm Project’

The ‘Creative Industries Agency’ created a regional cultural policy concept commissioned by The Ministry of culture of Perm krai. The concept entitled “Perm project” was officially presented at The 6th Perm Economic Forum in Perm on 18-18 September, 2010

Perm region (“krai’) is located on the western slope of the Middle Ural Mountains in Russia.

It has earned a reputation as being a forward looking region introducing innovative initiatives within both government and the cultural sectors. These initiatives include the development and approval of an innovative master plan for the city of Perm; the introduction of a ‘Human potential development department’ into the regional government system, as well as the creation of a world-class museum of modern art and a series of other activities.

These changes required a new cultural policy concept that would enable the region to keep up with all innovative initiatives they have so far.

The ‘Creative Industries Agency’ created a regional cultural policy concept commissioned by The Ministry of culture of Perm krai. The concept entitled “Perm project” was officially presented at The 6th Perm Economic Forum in Perm on 18-18 September, 2010

The concept has been developed by a group of experts – culturologists, economists and  professionals working in different areas of the cultural sector – in close collaboration with the representatives of regional and local authorities and with the consultative participation of representatives from cultural businesses.

 ‘The Perm Project’, is based on current achievements and formulates basic principles of development for both the medium and long-term perspective. The concept is designed to contribute to enlarging the circle of the Perm project supporters, to stimulate open discussion on the role of culture in regional development and promote understanding of the new role of culture as a tool for social and economic development.  

English version is now on  http://www.creativeindustries.ru/eng/analytics_russian/Perm-Project