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21 Aug 2013

Cultural Policy Institute

Cultural Policy Institute (CPI) was established in Moscow in 2002, as an independent agency providing consultancy, research and project development services. CPI’s mission is to promote the concept of culture as a resource of social development. CPI’s perceived role is to perform the mediation function between the culture, the business community, the government authorities, the media, and the society at large. CPI is expected to become both a generator and a conduit of the modernizing strategies of cultural policy, an analytical, advisory and resource centre promoting the development of cultural networks, cooperation between sectors, introduction of new information exchange, public relations, management, marketing and fund-raising models in the field of culture.

Cultural Policy Institute aims to study culture as a resource of social development. It fosters partnerships between culture, business, authorities and society by encouraging cultural networking and creating and promoting innovative cultural strategies. The Institute also develops new approaches to the information exchange, public relations, management, marketing and fundraising in the cultural sector. Working on an international scenario is another of its main goals as well. The Institute struggles for the consolidation of Russian cultural networks and development of their interfaces with foreign network organisations, and aims at attracting western charitable and commercial investments into the Russian culture.

To meet its objectives, Cultural Policy Institute:

  • analyses current situation in the cultural sector in Russia;

  • carries out comparative researches on cultural policies and trends both at a national and international level;

  • monitors innovative approaches in the field of culture and cultural policy;

  • creates groups of experts for research and project activities in the field of cultural policy;

  • develops model cultural strategies at a regional and local level;

  • designs and implements pilot cultural projects in various regions;

  • holds seminars, training sessions and round table discussions on current cultural strategies;

  • and publishes analytical papers and reports on its project activities, reference books and manuals, as well as Russian translations of the editions on the issues of cultural policy.


The activities of CPI are based on the networking principles. CPI has designed and developed various projects in collaboration with Russian cultural organisations, regional and local authorities, foreign and international organisations such as the Council of Europe, UNESCO, “Arts and Business”, “Euclid”, “Comedia” (UK) or “KulturKontakt” (Austria). The CPI projects and programmes have been run with the participation of leading Russian and international experts in the field.