Panel Discussion

Development Institutions in Culture

12:15 — 13:45
General Staff Building 6/8 Palace sq., St. Petersburg

In many countries, state strategies, programmes and action plans for the development of culture are adopted. Development institutions are often in charge of the implementation of these strategies and programmes. At the same time, in the non-governmental sector its own strategies of cultural development arise, non-governmental institutions of development and collaboration are formed. The drivers of this process are private and corporate funds, professional communities, as well as networks of creative institutes, industries and social media that are building cross-border project cooperation in the sphere of culture.

What is the role and mission of modern governmental and non-governmental development institutions in culture? How do new technological opportunities change the role of traditional development institutions, and how is the role of the state transformed in the management of institutional changes in culture?

How do strategies of non-governmental institutes of development influence the strategies of state ones (from endowment and crowdfunding to registers, copyright issues and new socio-cultural initiatives)? Can cultural heritage (that is traditionally being “preserved”) become a source of economic development for modern cities and how?