The project “Cultural institutions as workplaces: A comparative study of London, St. Petersburg, and Moscow art-scenes”, conducted by the CGES PhD fellow Margarita Kuleva, National Research University Higher School of Economics, focused on creative professionals: artists, designers, IT-specialists, and journalists. The study aimed to bridge the current knowledge gap in research of the experience of cultural production in distinct institutional and political environments. The empirical part of the research project included 60 interviews with art-professionals in London, St. Petersburg, and Moscow. During her research trip in July 2017, Margarita has finalized the empirical part of the PhD project by collecting ten more in-depth interviews with employees of public cultural institutions in London and implementing a series of observations in the institutions. The results of analyses of these data were included in Margarita’s PhD thesis and presented at the 17th Annual Aleksanteri Conference in Helsinki in October 2017.