While some were filming their first short films, others were working on unique IT projects: experienced experts from the Republic of Belarus, China and even India helped the residents of the IT and mobile development direction to create new digital products. One of these was the founder and creative director of the design agency "Odd Monk" Manvendra Singh (India).
"I think that organizing such events is a great initiative. They help creative people learn about new technologies and trends. I also believe that the creative community, in particular the IT community, has great potential for business development and the creation of new jobs. Therefore, it is necessary to support the younger generation in their endeavors. Perhaps in the future they will grow into something more, "said Manvendra Singh, an expert in the IT and mobile development direction.
Meanwhile, the residents of the Prometheus musical workshop, which settled in the Kvartal, were developing their own festival, and in their free time they jammed at sessions and played music with masters of the industry from Russia and South Africa. The multi-instrumentalist musician, composer, sound engineer and producer Yevgeny Kobylyansky, who acted as the leading expert in the musical direction, was among them.
"When you play with a person, you can fully appreciate his potential - at this moment, many things are heard especially clearly. I am impressed by the fact that Ulyanovsk musicians are striving for an alternative: they have a gravitation towards both folk and art rock. They do not try to be like popular pop stars, thereby maintaining their uniqueness. But you need to work with all of them: to explain what music consists of and how it is made, to show by examples how you can come to the originality of sound. Young musicians need to provide musical education on the basis of local universities or create their own media space at the regional level. Only after that they will be ready for the big stage," said Evgeny Kobylyansky, an expert in the Music and Sound Design direction.
In addition to a creative meeting with the Moscow guest, a number of lectures and master classes were also held for Ulyanovsk musicians.
Participants of the direction "Music and sound design" admitted that in the course of the work of the music workshop they managed to pump to the fullest.
"During these days, I talked with cool speakers: in real life, you will never meet them just like that, but here you have live communication and the opportunity to consult, get an assessment of your work. I didn't want to miss anyone, so I attended absolutely all events, listened to all the experts. Each of them spoke in great detail and interestingly about important things: singing, producing, organizing concerts. I never regret that I came to the ART residence - after all, I gained tremendous experience and made many useful contacts, "shared Grigory Baishchikov, a member of the Prometheus music workshop from the city of Izhevsk.
The final point of the 1st International ART Residency was the Festival of Creative Industries, where participants from all seven areas presented the results of their work on creative products. The program of the Festival also included the 1st Regional Craft Fair-Exhibition: it presented genuine leather goods, designer jewelry and handmade souvenirs. The program also included musical performances by Ulyanovsk bands and solo artists, fashion shows of new collections from leading designers in the region, master classes from well-known choreographic studios and the work of venues under social contracts.