July 17, 2020

Creative Industries Festival “Create Kharkiv Fest”: Opening

The creative industries festival “Create Kharkiv Fest” has started at Karazin University.

During the event, the University President, Vil Bakirov, Head of the Department for Innovative Development and Image Projects of Kharkiv City Council, Viktoriia Hretska-Myrhorodska, and Director of Ecopolis Kharkiv LLC, Vitalii Barannikov, signed a memorandum on the creation of the Creative Industries Cluster.

Viktoriia Hretska-Myrhorodska welcomed those present on behalf of the Kharkiv Mayor and thanked the partners for their active assistance in the implementation of this project.

“First, creative industries are what transforms the traditional system in the 21st century. It is also an economic reference that allows you to earn with one’s talent. The condition for the competitiveness of such a product is creative potential. Talent is a necessary condition for success, but it is not enough. Because additional conditions are needed for profit in this area,” Vil Bakirov said.

President also added that now we need modern managers, investments, infrastructure, support from the authorities, territories. He expressed the opinion that such an event is an attempt to help Kharkiv’s creative industries, which already exist, are just starting or planning their work, an opportunity to give them a new impetus, to coordinate and strengthen one another.

For his part, Vitalii Barannikov noted that Ecopolis Kharkiv together with Karazin University would become a place for the most creative residents of the city to live and express themselves. He stressed that Kharkiv is a city of science, education and creativity, so the University is the place where such a project should be born.

After signing the memorandum, a panel discussion took place with experts in the field of creative industries.