Our Work

Based in London, the organisation has actively showcased the art and culture of the New East through exhibitions, talks and events since its founding in 2009.

Now situated at the intersection of culture, economics and the arts, Calvert 22 works as a think net, building partnerships and collaborating with international companies and top universities to conduct research and deliver in-depth analysis on the creative industries of the region.

Art + Digital Media

The Calvert Journal

Our award-winning online magazine has established itself as the leading authority on contemporary culture, creativity and travel in the New East region.

The Calvert Journal delivers a daily briefing on travel, art, design, film, architecture and fashion through a mix of reportage, interviews, photography and video developed with the help of locally-stationed contributors and a London-based team of journalists. Take a look here.

Research + Innovation

The Calvert Forum

Operating as a think tank, as well as a digital and physical forum for discussion and learning, Calvert Forum conducts research and provides practical solutions for creative communities in Russian and eastern European cities. Since its launch in September 2013, Calvert Forum has hosted a series of international conferences and workshops in different Russian cities including St Petersburg, Moscow, Voronezh and Kazan.

Creative Capital Index

In 2016 experts from Calvert 22 Foundation, in partnership with PwC Russia, began to develop the large-scale Creative Capital Index project. The practical purpose of the Index is to evaluate and compare the potential of Russia’s most dynamic cities in terms of their prospects for economic modernisation and their investment appeal.

Board of Trustees

Nonna Materkova


John Thornhill
Dominic Sanders
Nonna Crane
Nigel Nicholson
James Rann
Dmitry Ozerkov
Maxim Bouev


Nonna Materkova

Founder and Director

Ulrika Cattermole

Executive Director

Ekow Eshun

Creative Director

Alison Ludlow

Operations Manager

Ruxandra Connolly

Senior Marketing Manager
(Maternity Leave)

Alexander Schneider

Marketing Coordinator, Press

Hannah Zafiropoulos

Assistant Curator

Zhenia Vasiliev

Lead Designer

Mohamad Montazerian

Web Developer

The Calvert Journal

Nadia Beard

Editor in Chief

Liza Premiyak

Managing Editor

Howard Amos

Senior Editor

Samuel Goff

Features Editor

Katie Davies

News Editor

Anastasiia Fedorova

Photo Editor

Sasha Raspopina

Staff Writer

The Calvert Forum

Denis Schukin

Programme Director

Maria Borodacheva

Partner Manager

Masha Buriak

PR Manager

Pasha Ugamochi

Graphic Designer


Job opportunities are posted here as they arise. We are currently not recruiting.