Educational programmes and training in creative professions for young people should be developed
What exactly can be done and what could potentially spur the development of creative industries, including here in the Far East? In the public sector, [it is necessary] to build up this upbringing of a creative economy person. It means the ‘creation’ of such a person on the ground. <...> There is a huge number of people and organizations that are active and ready to do something on their territories in order to really have a decent social environment, a decent cultural environment, including infrastructure. There is a large number of projects, where young people do things for young people. <...> Once they create such a person, of course, they need to retain them and to attract new people. That is the most difficult thing, frankly. <...> Speaking about the development and education of a creative person or a person of the creative economy, we should not only talk about creating content or creating ideas and the skills that are necessary for this. We should foster a culture of intellectual property protection and monetization of intangible assets because this is the bridge between creativity and the economy — Innokentiy Dementyev, Deputy General Director, Presidential Grants Foundation.
In education, it is probably too early to talk about key breakthroughs, but there are two serious areas in which we are making progress. Five cities in the Russian Far East have formulated their ambitions and submitted competitive projects to the Ministry of Education and Science. I hope that we will get to see the first results in October, so that some of them will receive support and create new educational infrastructure, which is also a serious prerequisite for developing creative economies. The second is that a decision has already been made on education: last week, the Government signed a decree on a separate programme for developing higher education in the Far East. This is a competition in which all higher education institutions in the Far East, regardless of their size or direction, including our cultural universities, are participating, reflecting on their development strategies, competing in terms of meaning and receiving federal support, and implementing projects, including in creative economies — Elvira Nurgalieva, First Deputy General Director for Social Development, Corporation for the Development of the Far East and the Arctic.
[The] share of people with non-creative competences, but who nevertheless work in the creative sector, is growing. We can see that despite the pandemic and sanctions, the share of employed people with creative competences is growing. We have even seen it grow faster than in sectors that are not creative. In other words, the demand for people with creative competences in industry, transport and construction is growing today. That is why it is very important that educational programmes start working, and that they really ensure this demand for people with creative competences — Tatyana Abankina, Director, Center for Creative Economy, National Research University Higher School of Economics.
It is the Club of Cheerful and Resourceful as a youth organization, as our domestic intellectual product, that can become the human resource foundation for the development of creative industries both in the Far East and in Russia as a whole. <...> I want to talk about the Club as a social lift in the context of professional training. <...> The Club is essentially the first project for a creative manager’s life, with directors, managers, and producers of regional teams making good careers. <...> We suggest developing the Club in the Far East by creating here the point of attraction, a project office of the Far Eastern League and moving away from the branch network towards its own Club. <...> Together with the Far East Development Corporation, we want to launch a Far Eastern TV league of the Club next year, so that teams here can realize their creative lines of potential for their ambitions — Artur Tumanyan, Project Producer, Club of Cheerful and Resourceful.