Russia is a birthplace for talents ranging from street art, contemporary dancers, fashion, gymnasts, figure skating, among many different artistic ventures. Talented artists are easily found here, but what makes Russia uniquely known for producing all this precious talent? This does not mean that people from other countries are not as talented as Russians. What Russia focuses on when cultivating new blood in these artistic fields is effort and time. Sculpting for example from wood, stones have produced some of the finest works in the country. Walking along the streets of some cities, famous works have been displayed for the public.
There are many institutions dedicated to teaching young talented people so that they can grow up to be at par or exceed their predecessors. Art courses like contemporary music and dance, music studies, and painting are religiously taught in these institutions. The government also exerts a lot of effort by supporting artworks financially and by public acknowledgements through awards. Award shows that are famous for showcasing artistic works from young talents debuting into the artistic world include the Innovation Prize and the annual Art Newspaper Russia award. The government is invested in cultivating individuals who will create huge waves in the entertainment sector which will in turn boost the country’s economy.
Talented individuals are also supported by organizations which have put in place art shows in private collections, galleries or museums so that talented artists can present their works to the world. The works are either auctioned or bought at high prices depending on how good they are. This applies to photography, paintings, sculptures, jewelry and even clothes included. The winners in competitions walk away with huge amounts of prize money while the other participants gain new insights from the critics made by famous gurus in their respective fields. With this sort of support, people are encouraged to put in more effort in the fields they are good at.
In Russia, art has a long history and this can be seen from the famous artisans recognized from their famous pieces. These pioneers made changes by introducing different styles in the artistic scene. Encouraged by the success of their predecessors, people are continually interested in growing their wings to compete for fame and acknowledgement. Having competition is healthy, and this makes the art scene not only lively but new ideas are constantly introduced making Russia a country where art is always innovative. Art should be appreciated, and Russia has done its best to outshine most in that.