2nd Summer Academy on Cultural and Creative Industries (SACCI)


Deadline for applications: 30 April 2019

Date: 16-20 June 2019   Place: Trento, Italy


The Summer Academy provides training for policy makers and representatives of cultural and creativeindustries (CCIs). At the end of the course participants will acquire a deeper understanding of the sector, its needs and dynamics and develop expertise in putting in place effective and integrated strategies and policy frameworks to uncap the full potential of CCIs as drivers for local economic growth, job creation and inclusion.

The Summer Academy is a three-year project. The first edition took place on 11-15 June 2018 in Trento and Bolzano, Italy.

The second edition will take place on 16-20 June 2019 in Trento, Italy.


The Academy fosters a hands-on approach, which introduces participants to the overall conceptual and theoretical framework of culture and creativity in local development and invites them to engage proactively, and in creative ways, with local organisations, institutions and places.

Within this approach, the Academy will include on-site visits and interview-style sessions with key local actors. This will allow participants to consider real-life situations and to engage with practical dilemmas often faced by their organisations and institutions. For the 2019 edition, three main dilemmas have been identified:

►   Tradition vs Innovation (keywords: digital transformation, cultural production and consumption, the role/identity of museums and other cultural institutions in contemporary society)

►   Preservation vs (Re)activation (keywords: urban/rural regeneration, creative identity of places, sustainability)

►   Linear development vs Holistic approach (keywords: cross-sectorial policies, embedding creativity in local systems, cross innovation, skills for a creative city)

Each day, these dilemmas will be further explored through debates and discussions with two or three international speakers and/or professionals, who will present different points of view on, approaches to or solutions for the dilemma in focus.


The programme of the Summer Academy targets national and international policy makers and practitioners active in the promotion of and support to creative cultural sectors at the local, regional, national and international level, as well as cultural and creative entrepreneurs.

Participants should be strongly committed to the development of the cultural and creative sector. They should be freelancers or currently work in private companies and organisations (foundations, co-operatives, NGOs, grassroots community organisations, non-profit entities, etc.) or public institutions (national, regional, provincial or local governments, development agencies, research centres, international organizations) active in the field of CCI development.


To apply, fill in the online application form by 30 April 2019 at 23.59 CET.

Applicants must provide:

► Personal and professional information.

► Motivations for participating in the Summer Academy.

► A case study (project, programme or initiative, which is currently being implemented or has concluded within the last 5 years and is directly related to the candidate’s professional experience).

► CV in PDF format.

The selection process will be finalised by 13 May 2019. Participation will be confirmed once the registration fee of 100 Euros is received by the organisers. This must be paid no later than 20 May 2019.

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This event is part of the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities activities.

The OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities provides comparative statistics, analysis and capacity building for local and national actors to work together to unleash the potential of entrepreneurs and small and medium-sized enterprises, promote inclusive and sustainable regions and cities, boost local job creation, and support sound tourism policies.