Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

Artists & Creatives
COVID-19 Recovery Resource Platform

The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Creative Industries

The purpose of the session is to discuss the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic for the creative industries and to identify the most valuable practices for overcoming them, including through state support measures.

Date: October 27
Live stream is to start at 12:00 Moscow time

Questions for discussion:

  1. The depth of the decline and the dynamics of the recovery of creative industries in the context of a pandemic in Russia and abroad.
  2. International experience of creative industries in overcoming the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  3. The role of digital technologies in the development of creative industries.
  4. The role of the state in supporting creative industries during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Moderator: Tatiana Abankina, HSE University, Russia

Find out more here.

About the conference

Creative industries generate a growing interest worldwide as a new source of economic growth. 2021 has been declared by the UN as the International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development.

Creative industries generally include:

visual and performing arts, music, film and animation, photography, publishing, TV and radio, IT and video games, advertising, architecture, design, fashion, jewelry, arts and crafts, cultural heritage, museums, libraries, archives, education in the creative industries.

Within the framework of the «Year of Science and Technology» program and the activities of the Human Capital Multidisciplinary Research Centre on October 2728, 2021 the first International Academic Conference «Creative Economy: Towards Post-Crisis Recovery and Sustainable Development» will be held in Moscow.

The conference is organised by the Institute for Statistical Studies and Economics of Knowledge (ISSEK) of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE University).

The first day of the conference (October 27) includes several sessions devoted to discussing various aspects
of the development of creative economy — its definition and approaches to measurement, an impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the development of creative industries, and the features of cities’ creative specialization. Well-known Russian and foreign researchers and experts are invited to participate as speakers.

On the second day (October 28), the first International Forum of Young Researchers of the Creative Economy
will be held. Russian and foreign young researchers under the age of 35, as well as postgraduates and students studying socio-economic aspects of creative economy or particular creative industries, can take part in the competitive selection of research papers.

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