The British Council in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan announced the second year of the Creative Producers program's opening. Program is aimed at developing creative production in the countries of Central Asia.
Last year, as a result of the program, our participants created the STYQ festival - an open experimental platform for projects and collaborations in the field of art. The project's mission is to provide an opportunity to develop art through unity, empathy, and experiment. 
This year, we invited creative producers at the initial stage of their careers, ready to join the festival and develop new projects with the STYQ team in Almaty. 
The program consisted of several stages:
  • masterclasses in Almaty and Tashkent with tutors from Great Britain;
  • development of projects, submission of projects for consideration for subsequent implementation (teams formed from participants in the process of conducting masterclasses);
  • upon completion of the masterclasses, the most successful projects received financial support for implementing their projects under the auspices of the festival.
In 2021, the ‘STYQ’ platform opens a new direction, ‘STYQ Online’, within which the very first public program will take place from March 29 to April 11.
The ‘STYQ Online’ program will feature three main project sections that focus on immersion in specific topics:

Project 1 - ‘MÁTIL’

The project is interested in practices in which the function of language is not limited to communication, including language activism, grassroots language initiatives and literary translations.

Project 2 - ‘Depending’

Exploring the topic of human addiction by combining documentary theater, photography and video.

Project 3 - ‘CIRCULO’

A multidisciplinary video project based on a music album.

Each of the project-sections will be a complex of formats with the inclusion of educational content as a basis for immersion in context.