Cultural industries in Kazakhstan are closely linked to the development of urban culture, city activism, social entrepreneurship, contemporary art and cultural education. Young creative entrepreneurs are the most active and not indifferent citizens, but rather the leaders of a new urban generation. Cultural industries are the means of their existence. But the question remains how to connect political citizenship, cultural activism, and making a living in a volatile environment.
This report summarizes the debates and conversations with «MOST business incubator» students and a workshop with the project team (Chevron, MOST, British Council and sector stakeholders from Architecture, Theatre, Crafts, Fashion, and Design) and the Almaty Development Center (City Council). The report also contains questions that have been formulated to facilitate thinking about future actions to support the cultural industries in Kazakhstan.