The Calvert Journal

The Calvert Journal is a daily briefing on the culture and creativity of modern Russia.

From art and film to architecture and design, avant-garde Russian culture has helped shape our view of modern life. But as a consequence of its difficult politics and history, contemporary Russia still remains unfamiliar territory to many. 

Today, thanks to a rising generation of young artistic talent, Russia is in the midst of tremendous change. This is the inspiration for The Calvert Journal, a guide to creative Russia. The journal delivers a daily briefing on art, design, film, architecture and related cultural areas, through a mix of reportage, interviews, photography and design. From our base in London, we detail the story of Russia’s contemporary culture via a network of writers and contributors stationed across its many regions and time zones.

The Calvert Journal is a project of the Calvert 22 Foundation.

Further development, currently in planning, involves widening the scope of the journal beyond Russia to cover the broader region of Eastern Europe. 


Nonna Materkova and Alexei Kudrin

Editorial team

Ekow Eshun

Features Editor
Arthur House

Visual Content Editor
Gaétan Nivon

Online Editor
Samuel Crews

Commissioning Editor
Anastasiia Fedorova

News Editor
Nadia Beard

Junior Graphic Designer
Lauranne Cox

Contact the editorial team here

Calvert 22 Foundation

Calvert 22 Foundation's mission is to create projects and partnerships focused on the contemporary art and culture of Russia and Eastern Europe.  

Drawing on the artistic and intellectual legacies of the 'former East', we seek to prompt new thinking about the promise and significance of the region. 

Calvert 22 Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation. We are committed to dialogue and discovery. To the development of international creative networks. And to the potential of culture as the basis for international connection. 

The foundation is active in four main areas: art, culture, research and learning, each of which has its own special project. 

ArtCalvert 22 Gallery
A contemporary art gallery in London staging exhibitions and talks

CultureThe Calvert Journal

An online magazine of new creativity from Russia

ResearchCalvert Forum

An in-house think tank centred on the creative industries

LearningCalvert Education

A programme of learning partnerships linking artists, academics, students and policy makers

Calvert 22 Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1134939 and a company limited by guarantee no. 06941737. Registered office: 22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP


Please send all commercial or business development enquiries to Igor Zinatulin

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Job vacancies

Paid positions at The Calvert Journal are advertised on this page as and when they arise, and unfortunately we cannot facilitate employment or internship enquiries which do not relate to an advertised position.

Associate Editor

We are looking for an experienced journalist for a permanent position at The Calvert Journal, a thriving online magazine focused on the culture and creativity of Russia and Eastern Europe. The role is for an associate editor who will assist the features editor in editing and proofing copy and ensuring a daily flow of content to the website.

A thorough understanding of contemporary Russian and Eastern European culture and of the main currents and issues in art and culture more generally is highly desirable.

A full job description can be found here

The closing date for applications is 13 March 2015.

Marketing Manager

Calvert 22 Foundation is currently recruitng a marketing manager to work on The Calvert Journal and other projects. More details can be found here.