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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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ECBN provides European Services and Tools to its members, like creative companies and entrepreneurs, agencies and creative centres, cities and regions – such as Trade Missions, Easy Landing Points or Digital Marketplace, which are defined and developed further on a year to year basis in ECBN board meetings.

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CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #160 – Cultural gems

Cultural gems Republished by ECBN from: European Commission Culture in a city is not only represented by museums, cinemas, theatres, art galleries, and other institutional places. Culture is heritage, with memorials, historic and religious sites, but it is also very much alive, with informal cultural spaces, meeting places where artistic creation happens, and places where [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #159 – Tokyo and the impact of coronavirus on cultural sector

Tokyo and the impact of coronavirus on cultural sector Republished by ECBN from: ASEF culture360 On Thursday, 2 July 2020 a LIVECAST was broadcasted about the capital of Japan: Tokyo, in the 'Infected Cities' series organised by DutchCulture. What is the impact of the coronavirus on Tokyo during what was to be the Olympic year? How do art and [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #158 – Report: Guiding resilient financing systems for the CCS – Creative FLIP publishes analysis report

Report: Guiding resilient financing systems for the CCS – Creative FLIP publishes analysis report Republished by ECBN from: Creative FLIP Uncertainty related to cultural and creative systems became clearly visible through the 2020 health crisis and follow-up disruptions. Challenges of the overall system like lack of social protection rights for larger parts of the cultural [...]

CCIs @Coronacrisis Update #157 – Report: “Live arts in the virtualising world”

Report: “Live arts in the virtualising world” Republished by ECBN from: UNESCO Should live arts ride or resist the wave of digitalisation generated by the pandemic crisis? The newest IETM report “Live arts in the virtualising world", which moreover is free of charge is now available in the International Arts Manager's latest issue. Do not [...]

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 [...]