Center for Creative Industries (CCI) Fabrika
The Center for Creative Industries (CCI) Fabrika is a multidisciplinary cultural centre founded in 2005 as a part of PROEKT_FABRIKA in the premises of the Technical Paper Factory ‘October’. The factory is situated on the edge of Moscow’s historical centre and was taken over by private actors in the mid-1990s. The centre is divided into three functional areas: production spaces; business offices (several businesses rent office space from the Factory); and art cluster (non-commercial organisations and art spaces).
CCI Fabrika is now a well-known, independent, non-profit contemporary visual art and creative industries hub. Its vast exhibition venues constantly stage different cultural events and it is an ideal space for the scientific and practical research of Moscow’s art systems, approaches, management and environment.
CCI Fabrika premises are home to more than 700m2 of exhibition space and international residencies. An additional 1,000m2 of space is used to stage a range of diverse cultural and social events such as dance, theatre and music concerts. Originally designed to present a programme of collective exhibitions, the project is now committed to promoting cultural and intellectual diversity through the presentation of international contemporary art and culture.
CCI Fabrika is devoted to inspiring thought and creativity whilst simultaneously stimulating public curiosity about contemporary art – thereby contributing towards development of the cultural identity of 21st century Moscow. Its focus is on supporting young emerging artists, creating new a cultural landscape and developing socially engaged projects. It has its own international ‘Artists in Residence’ programme and regularly invites artists, curators, art historians, etc. from around the world.
What makes the organisation unique?
Fabrika combines art and industrial creativity not only in its history and interior, but also in its residents’ policy. They have more than 200 people who are working and creating together.
What TEH activities are you a part of?
Artistic Residencies, Staff Exchange
Small Concert hall (audience capacity: less than 300), Multifunction Hall, Art Gallery, Meeting Room, Workshop room, Artists Studio, Rehearsal or Practice Room, Music Recording Studio, Artistic Residency Accommodation, Courtyard
Research, Production, Exhibition and Programming, Archiving and Conservation
Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Multimedia and interactive Arts, Film, Crafts, Publishing, Fashion, Design, Architecture and Urbanism, Art residencies, Education, Community and Relational Arts