A guide to creative Russia


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

Assistant Photo Editor
Giulia Mangione

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

Job Vacancies

Associate Editor

We are looking for an experienced journalist for a permanent position on the editorial team. 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.

Full details can be found here.

The closing date for applications is 28 November 2014.