The Calvert Journal is an award-winning online magazine dedicated to exploring the culture and creativity of the New East: eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.
Today, thanks to a rising generation of artistic talent, the New East is in the midst of tremendous change. This is the inspiration for The Calvert Journal, which has established itself as the leading authority on contemporary culture, creativity and travel in the region, delivering a mix of daily features, news, interviews and photography.
We aim to offer an inspiring, carefully considered take on the people, places and creative projects of the region. Our vision is to bring context and insight to a part of the world that, despite its richness, often goes underreported.
Based in London — and with content-sharing partnerships with international titles including The Guardian, Business Insider and The Moscow Times — we tell the story of the New East’s contemporary culture via a network of writers and contributors stationed across its many countries and time zones.
The Calvert Journal is a project of the Calvert 22.
Highly Commended, Best Specialist News Site, The Drum Online Media Awards
Bronze Winner, Best Design — Wellness & Lifestyle App for Explore Russia app, Lovie Awards
Winner, Best Use of Photography, The Drum Online Media Awards
Silver Winner, Best Design – Functional, Lovie Awards
Official Nominee, Best Use of Photography, The Webby Awards
Gold Winner, Best Lifestyle Site, The Lovie Awards
Official Honouree, Cultural Website, The Webby Awards
Commendation, Best Specialist Site for Journalism, The Drum Online Media Awards
Bronze Winner, Best Lifestyle Site, The Lovie Awards
Winner, Best Designed Site, The Drum Online Media Awards
Winner, Promotion of Art in the Media, Kuryokhin Centre
Editor in Chief
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Calvert 22 is a not-for-profit organisation committed to empowering young talent in the creative economy of the New East: eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.
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.
At its annual Calvert Forum conferences in Russia, the organisation brings together international speakers from business, public policy and academia to explore the evolving landscape of the creative economy in the New East.
Founder and Director
Senior Marketing Manager (Maternity Leave)
Marketing Coordinator, Press Enquiries
Board of Trustees
Nonna Materkova (Chair)
Calvert 22 Foundation is a registered charity in England and Wales no. 1134939 and a company limited by guarantee no. 06941737. Registered office: New Wing, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Please send all commercial or business development enquiries to Ulrika Cattermole.
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We are not currently hiring. Check back here for any opportunities as they arise.