Policy, Business, Education, Research and Tech in the Creative Industries
Weekly, April 16 – 22 2018

Apr 15, 2018, Inc.: “How To Trigger Innovation By Promoting Diversity”, by Annabel Acton

“New research shows that gender diversity can be achieved by holistically redesigning the architecture, routines and culture of a company”. More information at: https://www.inc.com/annabel-acton/how-to-trigger-innovation-by-structuring-for-diversity.html

April 16, 2018, museumfernsehen: “Christian Geiger talk: Synæsthetic Utopia – Looking for ways to connect art and technology” at the smARTplaces INNOVATION in Culture Symposium

“In this talk we present our perspective on emerging technologies like VR/AR, AI and how they may be used to create artistic expression. We argue that technology is not good or bad per se but needs to be considered in a proper contextual setting. Adapting emerging technologies for artistic expressions might bridge the gap between artist and audience and help to better convey the artistic message thus providing new ways of audience development”. Watch the complete talk at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERpp6XQY99s

April 16, 2018, World Design Organization: OPEN POSITION Managing director/CEO

“The World Design Organization is recruiting an accomplished professional to lead its operations as the Managing Director. As a non-voting member of the Board, the Managing Director will be an accomplished professional responsible for establishing and executing the strategic goals and objectives of the organization. S/he will support WDO’s portfolio of international programmes, build on its profile and advocate on behalf of its international membership, the impact of design on quality of life”. More information at: http://wdo.org/about/jobs/#1523789997935-aafb0409-a968

April 16, 2018, Creative England: Submissions Live for TriForce Short Film Festival 2018!

“Submissions are now live for @TriForceFest 2018. Want to get your film screened at @BAFTA! Films under 5 mins are FREE to submit, and they’re looking for ALL genres. Find out more and how to submit here: http://tfsff.com/submissions-live-for-triforce-short-film-festival-2018/  #TriForceFest2018”.

April 17, 2018, Arts Council Malta: Call for a Curatorial Team for The Malta Pavilion at La Biennale

@ArtsCouncilMLT has issued a call for a Curatorial Team for The Malta Pavilion at the 58th International Art Exhibition at La Biennale di Venezia 2019. Deadline is 16 May 2018 noon CET. Full info here https://www.artscouncilmalta.org/news/call-for-a-curatorial-team-for-the-malta-pavilion-at-the-biennale-arte-2019-currently-open #create2020”. Application deadline: 16 May 2018.

April 18, 2018, Nesta: Help us find 2018’s New Radicals

“For the fourth time, we’re working in partnership with The Observer to find a new generation of radicals working in the UK today. We’re asking you to nominate the people and projects who are challenging the status quo and working determinedly for the benefit of their communities and beyond”. #50Radicals More information at: https://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/help-us-find-2018s-new-radicals


April 18, 2018, Arts in Health Forum: “Welcome to the new Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance bulletin”

“This is the first bulletin from the new Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance. It is written and produced by London Arts in Health Forum on behalf of the new Alliance and will be sent direct to your inbox each month. It will include policy and developments relevant to the field of culture, health and wellbeing as well as news from the Alliance including training opportunities, events and updates on our advocacy work”. More information at: https://mailchi.mp/7b4089a8bb11/culture-health-and-wellbeing-alliance-bulletin-april-2018

April 18, 2018, Tourismus NRW e.V.: Deutscher Tourismuspreis

“Mit originellen Tourismusprojekten und -produkten können sich sich Unternehmen, Vereine, Kommunen und private Anbieter jetzt um den Deutschen Tourismuspreis bewerben @dtv_tourismus”. More information at: https://www.deutschertourismuspreis.de/?utm_source=Maileon&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Branchennews+KW+13-2018&utm_content=http://www.deutschertourismuspreis.de

April 19, 2018, UK Theatre: Inspiring the Future of Theatre

“BREAKING NEWS – 1000 theatre ambassadors needed! If you work in theatre, find out more and sign up here https://www.inspiringthefuture.org/inspiring-the-future-of-theatre/ #InspiringFutureTheatre”.

April 19, 2018, Creative Victoria: Four teams shortlisted for the inaugural Victorian Design Challenge

“Following a recent VicHealth study that highlighted the debilitating effects of loneliness and anxiety in young Victorians, this year’s theme called for design ideas that build resilience in young people. (…) Delivered by the National Gallery of Victoria, the challenge is part of the government’s revamped annual Victorian Design Program and includes a $30,000 prize which will go towards the development and prototyping of the winning team’s idea”. More information at: https://creative.vic.gov.au/news/2018/four-teams-shortlisted-for-the-inaugural-victorian-design-challenge

April 19, 2018, Arts Council England: “Breaking barriers: on class and social mobility in arts and culture”, by Abid Hussain

“There are two terms that can often be overlooked in conversations around equality and diversity: class and social mobility. For arts and culture in England to be truly diverse, we need to change this. Results from the latest Panic! survey have just been published, providing the most wide-ranging picture to date of working life across the creative industries. At the Arts Council we want to unlock change. Having a way to measure the scale of the social mobility challenge we face is how we can assess progress”. Read the full text at: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/blog/breaking-barriers-class-and-social-mobility-arts-and-culture