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Book chapter

Культура или прибыль? Цели и ценности современных арт-институций

С. 184-189.
Прищак А. В., Соколова Н. А.

During the last two decades a lot of new cultural institutions have
emerged in St. Petersburg. Being both modern cultural centers and spaces
for work and living of the “creative class”, such institutions are not only
oriented on exhibition and educational activities (lectures, workshops,
etc), but also follow entertainment purposes (including cafes, bars, shops).
These organizations are similar in forms of institutionalization, in products
and in strategies they choose. However, many differences between them
can be found. Our aim was to investigate the process of cultural production
in St. Petersburg.
Our study is based on data, collected by the research group: “Creative
city”. The questions we are answering are: (1) what is the aim of these institutions?
(2) What are elements of process of cultural production? (3) How
can the entertainment projects be mixed with cultural production? What
audience do they focus on?