I Moscow International Cultural Forum is finished!
Moscow Cultural Forum in figures:
Total number of visitors within 4 days - 27,000 people, among them the number of people registered as professionals - 5647 people.
195 events were held in total, 71 of them - in the professional program, 77 - in the open program, 29 - in the festival program and 18 - in the program for children.
The amount of unique users of the web site is 64389 people; number of views – 250357.
During the Forum, the number of subscribers to the social networks of the Department of Culture has increased by 2000 people.
95 applications were filed during the Welcome day of the reception of the Department of Culture, among them: 12 applications were museum projects, 9 – educational projects, 16 – city festivals, 9 - library projects, etc. The Department of Culture selected for the implementation 13 of them.
300 paper editions and 500 multimedia editions were presented at the Multimedia library.
During the work of the Forum 1500 souvenirs were sold; 1500 pian-se (huge Chinese dumplings), 400 pies, 350 liters of soup, 200 handmade chocolates, 600 sandwiches with roast beef were eaten; 235 liters of black coffee, 1200 cups of coffee with milk, 30 liters of sangria were drunk.
Topics and results:
The Professional program of the Forum was devoted to important topics for contemporary cultural environment, such as: decentralization, communication with citizens and the formation of cultural demand, improvement of the quality of education in the field of arts, the expansion of inclusive programs for children, the development of bookstores in libraries, Moscow souvenirs, museum shops, development of social projects and a new direction of support for the creative industries. The festival program with plays, concerts, master classes, performances of creative groups was working for guests during all four days of the Forum.
The Professional program of the first two days brought together not only Russian experts from different divisions of the Moscow Department of Culture, members of museums and libraries, architects, film directors, actors, but also foreign visitors - professionals with international practices. Foreign experts also participated in Forum sessions: Leonora Thompson, director of Audiences & Development at Barbican Arts Centre (London); Bjorn Stenvers, marketing specialist in cultural institutions; Tom Fleming, consultant and an academic specializing in research and support for the cultural and creative industries sector at all levels; Luisella Mazza, project manager at the Google Cultural Institute and others.
Major projects of upcoming years were presented at the Moscow Cultural Forum: reconstruction of ZIL territory, of Sokolniki Park, a new concept of development of the Museum of Contemporary Art "Garage", "Moscow City Museum" development plan, the concept of the Narkomfin building reconstruction.
Important cooperation agreements were signed in the halls of the Forum: between the Department of Culture and the Moscow Union of Journalists; between the International Federation of Park and Recreation Administration (IFPRA) and the United Directorate "Mosgorpark"; betwee Education development training center in the sphere of culture and the Museum of Contemporary Art "Garage"; betwee Social support for older people "VNUK" and the house of veterans of a scene of A.A.Yablochkina; betwee association “Exhibition halls of Moscow” and Directorate of the 6th Moscow Biennale.
Open receptions of the Moscow Department of Culture worked at the "Manege" on the final day of the Moscow Cultural Forum, on October 18; 95 cultural projects were considered during its work. The main curators of the Department of Culture provided detailed explanations to all applicants on the implementation of the projects. The expert group of the Department chose the most interesting and useful projects for further implementation, among them: the concept development of the creation of the cultural center in the Mihalkovo estate; arranging the inclusive exhibitions "Dialogue in silence", "Dialogue in darkness", "Dialogue with time"; the project of the festival dedicated to the Moscow River (River Day); popular scientific specialization of one of the city libraries; preparation of scientific shows on various subjects for students on the basis of urban culture centers; creating art space out of the abandoned wall at the Kursky railway station; graduation projects development of graduates of design schools on the basis of the metropolitan libraries and other projects.