Lake in Yamalo Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Russia

SM Finn Consul speaks

“Finland wants the Arctic to be a viable and sustainable territory. We are glad that Russia also treats development of its Arctic territories as a priority”.


Anne Lammila,

Consul General of the Republic of Finland in Saint Petersburg

Project coordinator: Sargylana Ignatieva, rector of the Arctic Institute of Culture and Arts.

Project Regional Members: Republic of Sakha (Yakutia): Ignatieva Sargylana, Rector of the Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts

Brief information: The Center's activities are aimed at implementing systematic work to preserve, develop, promote the culture of the Arctic peoples, to produce creative ideas and sociocultural innovations, to implement international humanitarian programs designed to provide a new geocultural development strategy in the Arctic region, as well as to unite scientists, arctic experts, arts and culture. 

Project’s Goal

Providing services in the sphere of fundamental and applied scientific research of the culture and art of the peoples of the Arctic, implementing creative and educational projects and popularizing the cultural heritage of the peoples inhabiting the Arctic region.

Project Objectives:

Formation of a specialized electronic resource center for the culture and art of the peoples of the Arctic, which includes an Arctic audiovisual library, a library, an electronic library and a virtual museum.

Conducting scientific research in the field of culture and art of the peoples of the Arctic by international groups of scientists with the joint organization of expeditionary research work, seminars (conferences), and publication of research results in rating editions.

Formation of the Center as a kind of "point" of entering the world of Arctic culture through mobile educational projects - open public lectures, discussions, master classes available for all age, social and professional groups.

Support and development of innovative forms of art and culture created on the basis of the traditional culture of the Arctic peoples (performances, films, exhibitions, installations, concerts, etc.)

Production and production of scientific and educational multimedia and audiovisual projects on the culture of the Arctic and their promotion in the television and cinema space of Russia and the world.

The interaction and cooperation of the Center in the field of science, culture and education with all interstate and public organizations, whose mission is connected with solving problems in the Arctic,

Support cultural initiatives in business projects related to the presentation of cultural heritage.

Current activity:

For today, the center's project is the publication of the popular science magazine "Culture and Art of the Arctic".

The publication is realized in the form of two interconnected blocks - the traditional scientific journal (academic core), which publishes scientific and critical articles, reviews, reviews and translations; and a scientific and journalistic section containing topical analytical materials of a broad, popular journalistic orientation. An important part of the project is to establish and maintain a permanent dialogue, discussion and exchange of information throughout the Arctic.

Topics: Culture and Civilization, Architecture, Applied Fine Arts, Musical Folklore, Museum, Library, Heritage of the Arctic Names and Portraits, Ideas and Projects of the Arctic.

Results Achieved:

To date, 2 issues have been issued in paper format in two languages (Russian and English), as well as electronic versions of the publication on the Internet.

Work plan for 2018:

Publication of a new issue of the magazine "Arts and Culture of the Arctic", participation in grants competitions.

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Executive Director of the Northern Forum and Director of the Northern Forum Foundation take part in the business program of the International Bering Strait Festival in Chukotka

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Yakutia International Science Games under the patronage of the Northern Forum opened in Yakutsk

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