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The first meeting of the Union of Creative Clusters was held at the Winzavod Centre for Contemporary Art on February 18 and brought together leading experts in the field of creative industries. The round table officially opened the activities of the largest association in Russia to promote and support creative industries.
The round table was held:
Sofia Trotsenko, president of Winzavod Foundation for Support of Contemporary Art;
Sergey Desyatov, co-founder and head of Artplay Design Center;
Nikolay Matushevsky, the founder and head of the Flacon quarter design;
Filippova Asya, co-founder and head of the creative industries center "Fabrika";
Svistukhina Maya, General Director of LLC "Territory of Design" and invited experts.
At the round table were presented the main documents of the Union of Creative Clusters, manifesto, project website and the nearest tasks. Experts noted the relevance of independent expertise and development of creative cluster standard for regions.
In the near future, the JCC will start monitoring existing initiatives to create creative clusters, develop a public program to promote the activities of clusters and publish the rules of entry into the JCC.
What is the Creative Clusters Union?
Today in Moscow there are 4 largest and most famous creative spaces - Winery, Artplay, Flacon and Factory. Each of the spaces has managed to develop a unique development strategy and fully implement the idea of a creative cluster. On the one hand, these clusters are independent and even rival organizations, and on the other hand, they are united by the aim to change the economy, society and reveal the creative abilities of individuals.
That is why Winzavod, Artplay, Flacon and Fabrika announced the establishment of the Union of Creative Clusters (UCC) for the development of creative industries, effective interaction with the Moscow government, federal authorities, professional and business community. The task of the Union will be, among other things, to advise the Moscow City Government on the adequate introduction of the creative industries sector into the city economy.
The first meeting was intended to cover the general issues of creative clusters and define the vector of further development of SKK.
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