Creative industries of the North

The database of creative industries of Northern Russia (Murmansk and Arkhangelsk regions) shows selected profiles of creative workers active in the region. This network includes participants of the projects Arctic Art Institute has been arranging in Northern Russia in 2014-2018. Despite the fact that the field of creative industries is growing, there is little visibility about their existence, as well as understanding that this is a field which needs support and development.

Most of the creative workers find their customers through the word of mouth, live meetings, groups in the internal social network www.vk.com, but many have started to create own webpages illustrating their work.

The goal is to visualize the existence of these industries (which is not clear to international community, especially in the light of the growing military rhetorics in the international media) and start a discussion about the necessity of support of these at the regional and federal level.

Northern Russia has kept the most ancient folk heritage in the country, where bylinas (Kievan Rus epos) have still been performed in 1980s, where wooden architecture is listed in The Telegraph must- see tourist attractions, and where the growing interest to the Arctic, and active development of tourism promises both national and international collaboration possibilities.

The database is made by Ekaterina Sharova and Anna Khorishko.

Andrey Larin

Andrey Larin

photography, design
Anna Zlotko

Anna Zlotko

design, crafts
Artem Khazanov

Artem Khazanov

street art
Boris Gagarin

Boris Gagarin

architecture, art
Vanya Mishin

Vanya Mishin

dance, theater, performance
Daria Orlova

Daria Orlova

art, design
Ekaterina Efremova

Ekaterina Efremova

theater, music
Elena Komissarova

Elena Komissarova

design, theater
Ivan Mityushev

Ivan Mityushev

photography
Ilya  Baidak

Ilya Baidak

street art
Mikhail Bronsky

Mikhail Bronsky

design, crafts
Mnozhestvo

Mnozhestvo

design, crafts
Nikolay Gernet

Nikolay Gernet

photography
Pavel Plekhanov

Pavel Plekhanov

photography
Sergey  Zhigaltsov

Sergey Zhigaltsov

video, music
Taya  Anisimova

Taya Anisimova

illustration, animation
Eduard  Mikryukov

Eduard Mikryukov

photography, video
Yuri Khodiy

Yuri Khodiy

art, crafts
42 design

42 design

animation, illustration
Zink Zine

Zink Zine

photography, video






The project is supported by Project Office of Development of the Arctic.