With the support of the Goethe-Institute and Netherlands embassy in Moscow

The Stanislavsky Electrotheatre and the Territory International Festival-School of Contemporary Art offer a joint conference on the creation and development of international co-productions in the performing arts. The conference involves talks on the formation, preparation and implementation of joint cultural projects in collaboration with numerous parties. This exchange of experience and public discussion is intended to reveal the main components of collaboration that involves representatives of several institutions from different countries. The topic of co-production will be discussed by representatives of festivals, theatres and opera houses, cultural foundations, embassies, and business structures from various countries. The audience will consist primarily of young specialists in the field of culture and art, art managers, critics and program directors. What is co-production? Does it exclusively involve financial investments by participants? What are the advantages and disadvantages of this form of collaboration? What is the nature of co-production today, and what are the trends in its development in the future? The conference will discuss current forms of co-production in different countries, the most successful examples of joint projects, concepts such as reputation, brand, co-financing, development of cultural institutions, and artistic interaction of various structures and institutions with artists and artistic collectives.

October 20
10:00 – 11:30 Lecture by theatre and music critic Dmitry Renansky (The Russian Theatre System, Contemporary Theatre, Names and Trends in Russian Dramatic Theatre and Opera)
12:00 – 15:00 Conference Section: “Festivals, Cultural Institutions: Co-productions” (Festivals and Drama/Opera Theatres)
16:00 – 17:00 Specific practical advice from the Goethe-Institut (How to fill out an application to the Coproduction Fund)
17:00 – 18:00 Joint panel discussion 
October 21
13:00 – 15:00 Conference Section: “On the Support of Co-productions by International Funds and Embassies”. Panel Discussion: “Co-production in Russia”
16:00 – 18:00 Conference Section: “Co-production Projects in the Arts and their Support by Business Structures”. Continuation of the “Co-production in Russia" panel discussion.


  • Organizers — Stanislavsky Electrotheatre and Territory International Festival-School of Contemporary Art in cooperation with Aksenov Family Foundation
  • Moderated by — Olga Fedyanina
  • Conference Coordinator — Irina Tokareva