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Music Festivals Management. Irina Kizilova Institute for Cultural Programs St. Petersburg. Saint Petersburg :. Museums and Exhibits more than 180 museums more than 130 art galleries and exhibition halls yearly held : more than 200 exhibits from the museums' funds

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Music Festivals Management

Irina Kizilova

Institute for Cultural Programs

St. Petersburg

Saint Petersburg:

Museums and Exhibits

  • more than 180 museums

  • more than 130 art galleries and exhibition halls

    yearly held:

  • more than 200 exhibits from the museums' funds

  • more than 600 contemporary art exhibits

Libraries, Theaters and Concert Organizations

  • 380 libraries

  • more than 100 theaters and theatrical groups

  • 18 concert organizations

  • more than 20 orchestras

  • 35 concert halls

Festivals and Celebrations

Up to 250 international festivals:

  • Music festivals

  • Theater festivals

  • Cinema festivals

    and more than 40 celebrations yearly

Festivals need sophisticated festival managers that creative industries can provide.For ICP development of the creative industries is a significant education activity.

Role of Music Festivals

  • Promote the positive image of St. Petersburg as a cultural center of international significance

  • Develop new sectors of economy such as cultural tourism and creative industries

Educational Program “Arts Management Towards Year 2003”

Participants - leading specialists of St. Petersburg cultural organizations

  • theaters

  • museums

  • libraries

  • concert organizations

Educational Program

“Music Festivals Management”

Program in cooperation with

Sibelius Academy



The Institute for Cultural Programs

(St. Petersburg)

The Sibelius Academy Continuing Education (Helsinki)

Supporting Organizations

  • Ministry of Education, Finland

  • Committee for Culture St. Petersburg City Government

  • Finnish Institute in St. Petersburg

  • Consulate of Finland in St. Petersburg

  • Ministry for Foreign Affairsof Finland

Aims of the Program

  • To share knowledge on central issues related to music festival management

  • To advance networking, international co-operation and facilitate joint projects especially between Russian and Finnish festivals


  • Three two-day modules

  • Carrying-out individual or team projects under the guidance of international consultants

  • Business meetings and activities with participation of festivals’ managers, art agents and other specialists from Finland

  • Educational trip to Finland


  • Theoretical lectures are endorsed through practical group assignments and the participants’ own projects

  • Events and meetings with Finnish festival managers, agents and experts enable the launch of new networks, joint-projects or international co-operation in an easy and feasible way for everyone

Coordinators of the Program

  • Committee for Culture of St. Petersburg

  • Institute for Cultural Programs

  • The Sibelius Academy Continuing Education

  • The Association “Finland Festivals”

  • ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centres)

Leading Cultural Organizations –Program’s Participants

  • Mariinsky Theater

  • Shostakovich St. Petersburg Academic Philharmonic

  • Rimsky-Korsakov St. Petersburg State Conservatory

  • State Hermitage Museum

Major Music Festivals–Program’s Participants

  • «Arts Square»

  • «Stars of the White Nights»

  • «Nordic Music»

  • «Neva Choral Assemblies»

  • «White Night’s Swing»

Informational Support

  • “St. Petersburg Next Month: Main Cultural Events”

  • “St. Petersburg Next Year. Calendar of Events”

  • Web site of the Committee for Culture www. spbculture. ru

  • Web portal of the project “Development of tourism in North-west Russia”

“Northern Dimension” indicates educational programs in arts management as the priority for the development. Institute for Cultural Programs is planning to start the program“Music Festivals Management” for North-west Russia and Northern countries

“Music Festivals Management”

The educational program aimed at the development of professional contacts and international promotion of music festivals for managers of North-west Russia

and Northern countries


  • 15-year experience of Institute for Cultural Programs in continuing education courses for cultural professionals

  • The partnership between Institute for Cultural Programs and the Sibelius Academy Continuing Education Center since 1997

  • International art management programs

    “Arts Management towards 2003” 1999-2000

    “Music Festivals Management” 2005-2006

Informational Resources

  • “Calendar of Music Festivals – Northern Dimension”

  • Web portal “Music Festivals – Northern Dimension” devoted to music festivals in North-west Russia and Northern countries

Short-term Objectives

  • Increase qualification of music festivals managers

  • Making a platform of continuing education for music festivals managers

  • Development of the international partnership of music festivals managers

Long-term Objectives

Formation of the Music Festivals Managers Association of North-West Russia

Making the web site on music festivals of North-West Russia and Northern countries

Publishing “Calendar of Music Festivals”

Join the collaboration!

Institute for Cultural Programs8, Rubinstein St.,191025St. Petersburg, RussiaTel./Fax.: +7 812 571 58 38

Thank you!

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