History

                                                                       THE HISTORY OF THE INSTITUTE
The Federal State Budgetary Educational Institution of Higher Education "The Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts" was established on January 17, 2000 by the Decree of the President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) M.E. Nikolaev.
Today The Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts has become the basic higher school of culture and arts of the republic, in the regions of the North of Russia and the Arctic, and was founded to carry the high mission of studying, preserving and promoting the cultural potential of the peoples of the Arctic
The creation of a socio-cultural environment, an improvement in the quality of life of indigenous peoples, the preservation of an original culture and their traditions is associated with a state task - to strengthen the power of Russia in the Arctic, to take a leading position in the development of a model for arranging life on permafrost.
The foundation of the ASICA was laid by the creative, personnel potential of the Yakut branches of the School-Studio named after Nemirovich-Danchenko at the Moscow Art Theater named after A.P. Chekhov, Ural State Conservatory named after M.P. Mussorgsky, Krasnoyarsk State Art Institute and East Siberian State Academy of Culture and Arts.
The rector-organizer is Andrei Savvich Borisov, a bearer of the high national title in the sphere of culture and arts: “People's Artist of the Russian Federation”, laureate of the State Prizes of the USSR and the Russian Federation. Since 2008 to the present Sargylana Semyonovna Ignatieva is the rector of the institute, candidate of pedagogical sciences, professor, honored worker of culture of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), honorary worker of higher professional education of the Russian Federation, corresponding member of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
Vice-rectors for academic affairs at different times were R.D. Ponomareva (2000-2008), S.V. Maximova (2008-2017); Vice-rectors for research work: A.G. Novikov (2000-2005), U.A. Vinokurova (2005-2012); Vice-rectors for creative and educational work: Yu.N. Kozlovsky (2000-2003), V.G. Nikulin (2003-2008), V.S. Nikiforova (2009-2017); vice-rectors for administrative and economic affairs: A.A. Iksman (2000-2010), G.A. Vasiliev (2010-2015), vice-rector for construction and repair - G.A. Gorokhov (20- ...). Today the vice-rector for educational, educational, scientific, creative and international activities - S.S. Ivanov, Vice-Rector for Economics, Strategic Development and Life Support - I.A. Afanasyev.
An invaluable contribution to the formation of the institute was made by professors of leading universities, prominent figures of art and culture: vocalists N.N. Golyshev and S.V. Zaliznyak, musician Sh.S. Amirov (Ural Conservatory), stage master E.V. Radomyslensky and V.N. Komratov (Moscow Art Theater School), painters A.A. Pokrovsky, V.N. Bychinsky (Krasnoyarsk Art Institute), musicologist M.M. Berlyanchik (Magnitogorsk Conservatory), rector of the East Siberian State Academy of Culture and Arts R.I. Pshenichnikov, professor T.B. Badagaeva, N.B. Dashieva, E.B. Batueva, V.Ts. Namdakova; branch directors in Yakutsk: A.P. Munkhalov, Yu.N. Kozlovsky, S.S. Ignatieva, V.G. Nikulin.
 
In 2006, the institute was transferred to the federal jurisdiction and replenished the galaxy of culture and art universities subordinate to the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
 
In 2007, in accordance with the order of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science, the Institute for the first time underwent a comprehensive assessment of its activities, and at the beginning of 2008 the ASICA got accreditation.
 
In August 2014, by Order of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1508-r, the Institute was transferred to the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
 
Over the years of its activity, ASICA, as the only Arts school in Russia, whose activities are aimed at the revival, preservation and continuity of the disappearing cultural heritage of the peoples inhabiting the North of Russia and the Arctic region as a whole, has been fulfilling the state task of implementing socially significant, image projects aimed at preserving and promotion of the cultural heritage of the peoples of the Russian Arctic and the North. Including socially significant state projects of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) "Music for all", "We draw everything", the development of the scientific and educational museum complex "Cultural heritage of the peoples of the Arctic"; Arctic Youth Forum "IITII": "Intellectual innovative, creative ideas and initiatives"; organization of the international art exhibition "Art of the Arctic - 2016"; organization and holding of the International Summer School for gifted children on the basis of ASICA; organization and holding of the All-Russian festival-competition of performers on folk instruments "Arctic Constellations"; collective exhibition of Yakut artists in Europe and Russia “Nomadic scrolls of Siberia. The Wandering Scrolls of Siberia ", the project" International Arctic Triennial "Arctic Chronotope - 2018", etc.
 
The Institute organized and carried out with the financial support of the Fund for Future Generations of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia): the Olympiad in the languages ​​of the indigenous small peoples of the North, the Voice of the Arctic festival, the Republican Olympiad of schoolchildren “Culture and art of the peoples of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia)”, teachers’ visits the arctic uluses with master classes, the interregional creative art project "Art-munkha" named after A.P. Munkhalov and others.
ASICA is a permanent participant of republican, all-Russian and international events, such as the International Moscow Education Salon, international forums “Arctic: Present and Future”, “Arctic - Territory of Dialogue”, “Culture - Russia's Strategic Resource”; international symposia held in Turkey, USA, Paris, China, Finland, Norway, Sweden; conferences and forums in the Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous Okrug, the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Khabarovsk, Novosibirsk, Bryansk, etc.
The scientific activity of ASICA is associated with the main strategic line of the development of the institute, is designed to ensure the conceptual, methodological and experimental research development of the Arctic component in all areas of the educational process, and is also aimed at developing the research potential of the institute and integration into the Russian and international scientific space.
 
Research centers and laboratories have been working at the institute:
 
- Scientific Research Center of Circumpolar Civilization, head - Doctor of Sociological Sciences, Professor Ulyana Vinokurova.
The scientific work of the center is carried out on the topic “Human values ​​of the permafrost zone”. In 2013, the International Academy of Authors of Scientific Discoveries and Inventions and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences established the scientific discovery "The phenomenon of the existence of an Arctic circumpolar civilization." Two multilingual Internet portals, www.kuyaar.ru, continue to operate; www.arcticmuseum.com, created under a cooperation agreement with UNESCO, supported by ICOM, as well as the site "People and Nature of the Pole of Cold" yakutcold.ru. The site contains materials about nature and culture in the conditions of the Pole of Cold.
 
- Laboratory for Integrated Geocultural Research of the Arctic (2014-2016), head - Doctor of Cultural Studies, Professor Dmitry Zamyatin.
The laboratory was opened with a grant from the Russian Science Foundation in 2014. The activities of the laboratory are aimed at studying the geocultural space of the Arctic as the most important strategic resource for the exploration and development of the northern part of the Earth in the context of modernization and globalization processes taking place in the modern world, conducting fundamental and comprehensive research in the field of archeology, history, humanitarian and cultural geography, ethnology, art history, cultural studies and applied anthropology. A pilot project has been completed: “Virtual Museum of Musical Instruments of the Peoples of North Asia. Collection of Yuriy Sheikin ".
 
And also there is a postgraduate study in the direction of "Musical Art".
 
In 2014, on the initiative of the Head of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Yegor Afanasyevich Borisov, the International Arctic Center for Culture and Arts was created. The center is becoming a unifying platform for Arctic scientists and artists. The popular science magazine "Culture and Art of the Arctic" is published.
 
With the support of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, the Museum "Musical Culture of the Peoples of North Asia" was created on the basis of the Institute. The foundation of the fund was a unique collection of musical instruments of the peoples of the North of Siberia and the Far East of Professor, Doctor of Art History Yuri Sheikin, collected during the long-term expeditions of the teacher and his students.
 
The organization and holding of numerous scientific and practical conferences and events of various levels have become a significant contribution of ASICA to science over the years: the International Scientific and Practical Conference "Art Education in the Cultural Space of the Arctic", the Interuniversity Scientific and Practical Conference "Actual Problems of Modern Humanitarian Knowledge", Scientific -creative conference with international participation "Traditional culture of nomadic peoples in the system of art education" in the framework of international cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Culture of Mongolia and the Mongolian State University of Culture and Arts, Regional youth scientific and practical conference "Actual problems of regional architecture, design and building technologies North-East of Siberia "funded by a grant from the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Round table" International Arctic Center for Culture and Art (MACKI): Creation and Development Prospects ", International th forum "Culture and civilization of the Arctic", International symposium "Universities of culture and arts in the world educational space", International cultural and investment forum of culture "Culture and economics of regional politics in modern conditions", International scientific and practical conference "Tengrianism and the epic heritage of peoples Eurasia: origins and modernity ", International scientific-practical conference workshop "Argunov Readings" for young researchers in cooperation with the University of Aberdeen (Great Britain), International conference "Geocultural images of the Arctic", International scientific symposium "Preservation of cultural diversity: UNESCO Masterpieces in Olonkho Land" within the framework of the III International Festival "Meeting UNESCO Masterpieces in Olonkho Land ”, International Scientific and Practical Conference“ Culture and Education in the Development of Human Capital in the Arctic ”, All-Russian Festival-Competition of Performers on Folk Instruments“ Arctic Constellations ”(September 20-24, 2017) under the auspices of the Ministry of Education and Science RF, Roundtable "Cold and Civilization", held within the framework of the Days of Yakutia in Moscow, International Methodological Seminar "Methods of Analysis of Social Networks and its Application for Studying Cultural Problems" with the invitation of American anthropologist Andrew Dudley Buck, Scientific and creative conference dedicated to the 90 anniversary of the folk artist ka USSR, full member of the Russian Academy of Arts Afanasy Nikolaevich Osipov, I Republican Forum sang osuokhaya "Yakut osuokhai and modernity: existence, development prospects", Republican scientific and practical conference "Circular dances of the peoples of the RS (Y): Tradition and modernity" festival of epic performers: "The Epics of the Peoples of Russia", International Triennial of Contemporary Art "Arctic Chronotope-2018", I International Interdisciplinary Conference "Images of the Arctic" (December 5, 2018).
 
Within the framework of the International Triennial of Contemporary Art "Arctic Chronotope-2018", the International Interdisciplinary Conference "Images of the Arctic" was organized and successfully held, on the discussion platforms of which the problems of Arctic identity in the Russian and world context were discussed. Professors from Strasbourg, Oxford Universities, Seoul Women's University and others took an active part in the conference. Also, W.A. Vinokurova gave a scientific justification for the social and educational project "Education + Culture", aimed at a systematic approach to cultural, educational, socio-cultural, humanitarian and pedagogical work with children and youth.
 
The Arctic Institute of Culture and Arts has established international relations and business contacts with countries such as Mongolia, South Korea, France, Great Britain, USA, Sweden, Czech Republic, Poland, etc. The main areas of international activity are scientific and educational (participation in student exchange programs, training of teachers, participation in grant programs, international networks aimed at research in the field of culture and art, etc.) and creative (assistance in organizing and participating in international exhibitions, international creative competitions and festivals).
 
According to international exchange programs, ASICA students are trained in foreign universities. In 2000, in order to coordinate actions in this direction, an international relations department was created (in different years, the leaders were MS Tatarinova, LN Semenova, SR Savvina). The Institute became a member of the UArctic international organization in 2003 and since 2004 has been actively implementing its programs, in particular, the student mobility program "North to North" (North2North). Over the entire period, about 40 students underwent training under this program in Finland, Norway, Sweden, Iceland. The development of this direction is very promising, given the increased interest of students in such programs, increased motivation to participate in them and the general trend of increasing the mobility of the youth environment. Foreign students from educational institutions that are part of the University of the Arctic come for short-term internships.
 
Graduates of the institute successfully work at the Sakha Academic Theater named after P.A. Oyunsky, A.S. Pushkin Russian Drama Theater., D.K. Sivtsev-Suorun Omolloon, Theater of Opera and Ballet. National Dance Theater named after S.A. Zverev-Kyyl Uola, the Nyurba State Drama Theater, the Neryungri Theater of Actor and Puppet, the Mirny Drama Theater, as well as the Tuva Music and Drama Theater named after V. Kok-oola, A.M. Topanov Khakass Drama Theater, P.V. Kuchiyak Altai National Drama Theater, in municipal and state cultural institutions of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Kamchatka Territory, Taimyr (Dolgano-Nenets) Autonomous District of Krasnoyarsk Territory, Chukotka Autonomous District.
 
Graduates of the institute of different years are one of the main "culprits" of the so-called phenomenon of "Kinobum in Yakutia" or the breakthrough of Yakut cinema on Russian and foreign screens and festivals. These are artists Roman Dorofeev, Valentin Makarov, Igor Govorov, Stepan Poryadin, Gavril Menkyarov, Vyacheslav Lavernov, Ilya Portnyagin, Gavril Menkyarov, Prokopiy Danilov, Aitalina Lavernova, Alexander Borisov, Maxim Edukin, etc.
 
The Institute is proud of the stars of opera Anastasia Mukhina, Alexander Emelyanov, Zinaida Kolodeznikova, Ekaterina Koryakina - graduates of the Department of Musical Art. Saryal Afanasyev, Anastasia Taishina, soloists of the Yakut ballet, director of the Sakha Drama Theater Ruslan Tarakhovsky also belong to the galaxy of graduates of the Arctic Institute of Culture and Arts. Our graduates are engaged in performances that were nominated for the Golden Mask National Theater Award this year.
 
The ranks of librarians, specialists in the field of cultural and leisure programs, recreation and tourism, cultural policy, producers throughout the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) are replenished by graduates of the departments of library and information activities and humanitarian disciplines, social and cultural activities and culture management.
 
In municipalities, regions of Russia, the development of the socio-cultural environment is also closely related to the work of graduates of the ASICA. Many of them have already become successful heads of departments of culture, education, and school principals.
 
A great achievement was the opening of a new student dormitory of ASICA and NEFU for 500 places, the grand opening of which took place on December 29, 2018. Of these, 250 places are for ASICA students: 2 mirror dance rehearsal halls and two- and three-bed section-type rooms, equipped with new furniture. One of the most important tasks of the university is to create comfortable conditions for our students, a favorable environment for education and fruitful work.
 
The educational resources of the Institute aim to cover creative, educational and scientific activities to educate students and teach them the basics of the traditional culture of the peoples inhabiting the permafrost zone, prepare future specialists for the harsh living conditions in the North, to present the cultural heritage of the peoples of the Arctic as a model of an open, modern Arctic territory, which has created its own unique northern style, enriching the world treasury of cultures.
 
Over 18 years of the institute's activity, its business reputation has increased as a system-forming industry institution - a leader in the field of culture and art in the Russian Arctic and as a member of the University of the Arctic. The sphere of culture and art of the North-East of Russia (Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Altai, Tyva, Khakassia, Evenk and Taimyr Dolgano-Nenets districts of Krasnoyarsk Territory, Kamchatka Territory, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Amur and Irkutsk Regions) has more than 3000 graduates.
 
The Arctic State Institute of Culture and Arts is the only arts school of higher education in the Russian Federation, activities of which are aimed at the revival, preservation and continuity of the cultural heritage of the peoples inhabiting the North and the Arctic zone of the Russian Federation.