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European Creative Business Network (ECBN) is a network of creative development agencies and creative centres. Our mission is to support the creative and cultural industries to internationalise – to do business and to collaborate across Europe

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CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #156 – Report: COVID-19 survey “Festivals’ needs and commitments”

Report: COVID-19 survey "Festivals’ needs and commitments" Republished by ECBN from: European Festivals Association COVID-19 has hit all cultural and creative sectors and within the sector festivals particularly. Because festivals have their own specificities, the European Festivals Association has conducted the survey “Festivals’ needs and commitments” from 7 April until 31 May 2020. The questionnaire helped [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #155 – Community Lab: The Future of Tourism in Natural Areas: Impact, Governance, Financing (15 October – 26 November)

Community Lab: The Future of Tourism in Natural Areas: Impact, Governance, Financing (15 October – 26 November) Republished by ECBN from: OECD The Covid-19 pandemic has heavily affected tourism worldwide and it is expected to continue doing so over the coming months. In such a changing context, there is a widespread acknowledgement that tourism will never be [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #154 – Museums’ treasures endure, but how we see them may change

Museums' treasures endure, but how we see them may change Republished by ECBN from: National Geographic Europe’s museums are re-opening, but slowly, with socially-distant gallery experiences, temperature checks, and restricted numbers of attendees. Some museums are now reporting visitor rates roughly a quarter of what once was normal. As a visitor experience, having a gallery [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #153 – Public consultation on opportunities offered by digital technologies for the culture heritage sector

Public consultation on opportunities offered by digital technologies for the culture heritage sector Republished by ECBN from: European Commission The European Commission is evaluating Recommendation of 27 October 2011 on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation to make sure it is still fit to respond to the needs and challenges of the [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #152 – Hasan Bakhshi, Director of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre in interview with John Knell

Hasan Bakhshi, Director of the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre in interview with John Knell Republished by ECBN from: Arts and Humanities Research Council The AHRC-funded Policy and Evidence for the Creative Industries is perfectly positioned to help us to understand the effects of the pandemic on the UK’s arts, cultural and creative sectors. [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #151 – Why COVID-19 Is an Unprecedented Opportunity to Radically Rethink Arts Funding

Why COVID-19 Is an Unprecedented Opportunity to Radically Rethink Arts Funding Republished by ECBN from: Artsy The events of the last four months feel utterly unprecedented, but for artists, and BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) artists in particular, the results have been predictably disastrous. COVID-19’s devastating effect on the already precarious financial state [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #150 – Arts and Culture Return-to-Business Guidelines

Arts and Culture Return-to-Business Guidelines Republished by ECBN from: Creative Victoria, Victoria Government The Victorian Government has developed tailored guidelines for museums, galleries, libraries and performance venues outlining the actions to be taken to safely reopen and operate in the current climate. These include guidance on areas including hygiene and cleaning, physical distancing, front of house, back [...]

OPEN CALL for initiatives – A Call to the Cultural Creative Industries to Innovate Public Administrations

A collaborative call by the Creative Bureaucracy Festival, Berlin and the European Creative Business Network (ECBN) in Rotterdam to submit initiatives that promote innovations in public administrations. Innovative initiatives which have been realized after 2015 are welcome, from professionals from within the Cultural and Creative Industries, which have been founded before 2018 and public entities [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #149 – Cultural leaders envision a post-COVID world

Cultural leaders envision a post-COVID world Republished by ECBN from: The World Economic Forum “During this lockdown period audiences have become more used to participating…[and] to actually getting involved. There has been more collective action”. That was the assessment of Es Devlin, a London-based artist and stage designer, on how the COVID-19 pandemic may have forever changed [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #148 – World spends to protect culture from economic ruin

World spends to protect culture from economic ruin Republished by ECBN from: The Guardian Cultural recovery programmes amounting to billions of dollars have been established across the globe to shore up theatres, festivals and other arts institutions against economic ruin. Although some advocates believe the arts industry can be rejuvenated by interventions in a post-pandemic [...]