DutchCulture undertakes a field trip to Russia

DutchCulture undertakes a field trip to Russia

The research trip should contribute to an alternative vision on the cultural cooperation with Russia.

As part of DutchCulture’s New Cultural Horizons programme, Sjeng Scheijen and Ruben Eijkelenberg travel to Moscow and St.Petersburg from 6 to 10 September to undertake a survey of the independent cultural scene in Russia.

The New Cultural Horizons programme focusses on the exploration of new perspectives and forms of collaboration with a number of countries and regions, including Russia. With this programme, DutchCulture wants to support future collaboration between the Dutch cultural sector and the Russian independent cultural field.

During the research trip to Moscow and St.Petersburg, DutchCulture focusses on the exploration of a network of young, internationally oriented cultural professionals (artists, mediators, mananagers) who can be or are already involved in establishing a new episode in the cultural exchange between Russia and The Netherlands.

The goal of the research is to create a curated vision on a new generation Russian cultural professionals who stand out for their artistic quality, their professionalism or their innovative approach. Since the research focusses on a new and barely charted part of the Russian cultural world, it is based on peer-reviews by Russian cultural professionals.

The research is intended as a means to provide the Dutch cultural sector with an alternative vision on the cultural cooperation with Russia and to stimulate international cooperation with the young and independent cultural scene in Russia. In early 2016, we will be presenting the first findings of this survey.