Policy, Business, Education, Research and Tech in the Creative Industries
Weekly, April 9 – 15 2018


Apr 9, 2018, BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts: Call for proposals – New Generation, Please! 18-19

“Are you a teacher or do you work with a group of young people? Are you active within a cultural association, and interested to launch a debate about Europa and citizenship with young people? If so, this will certainly interest you! With the project Next generation, Please BOZAR aims to inspire and encourage young people to develop as politically-aware, independent and creative citizens in a Europe in which their voice and ideas count”. More information at: https://www.bozar.be/en/news/141503-call-for-proposals-next-generation-please-18-19

Apr 9, 2018, Acción Cultural AC/E: Residencia artística en Wiels Contemporary Art Center 2018

“El Programa de Residencia WIELS es un laboratorio internacional para artistas emergentes de todo el mundo. Se trata de un programa clave de la actividad de este prestigioso centro. AC/E colabora con Wiels convocando esta residencia para que un artista español participe en este programa internacional de residencias entre julio y diciembre de 2018”. More information at: https://www.accioncultural.es/es/residencia-artistica-en-wiels-contemporary-art-center-2018

Apr 9, 2018: Boosting the EU culture budget – A call from Europe’s cultural & creative sectors

70 organisations from across the cultural and creative sectors, urge the EU to give a significant and much-needed boost to the EU’s budget dedicated to culture. More information at: http://impalamusic.org/sites/default/files/pictures/attachedfiles/Boosting%20the%20EU%20culture%20budget%20-%20A%20call%20from%20Europe’s%20cultural%20&%20creative%20sectors.pdf

Apr 10, 2018, El País: “Etiopía reabre el debate sobre el expolio colonial” (Ethiopia reopens the debate about the colonial plunder), by Patricia Tubella

“La nueva política defendida por Tristam Hunt ubica el debate en un punto intermedio y posibilista, al tiempo que redobla la presión sobre otros museos británicos para que se sumen a la iniciativa. ‘Corresponde a una institución como el Victoria & Albert exponer el pasado imperial y mostrarnos abiertos a la historia y a sus interpretaciones’, ha declarado su director a la publicación especializada The Art Newspaper, ‘y, aunque sea complicada y plantee muchos retos, debemos hacerlo sin miedo’”.

Apr 10, 2018: Just published! The role of public policies in developing entrepreneurial and innovation potential of the cultural and creative sectors

EU Publications has just released this Report of the OMC (Open Method of Coordination) working group of Member States’ experts. Access the publication at: https://publications.europa.eu/en/publication-detail/-/publication/5d33c8a7-2e56-11e8-b5fe-01aa75ed71a1/language-en/format-PDF/source-68820857

Apr 11, 2018, European Commission: Open Consultation about The European Heritage Label action

“The aim of this public consultation is to gather the views of all interested citizens and organisations on the role that cultural heritage can play in bringing European citizens closer to the Union, specifically through the European Heritage Label action”. More information at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations/european-heritage-label-action_en

Apr 12, 2018, EUROCITIES: Campaign ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’

“At a time when Europe is striving to retain its legitimacy and relevance in the face of growing disillusionment and Euroscepticism, cities can provide a critical link to citizens. Participatory decision making, citizens’ initiatives and the involvement of people in policy making at all levels are fundamental to an inclusive and democratic society. Throughout May 2018, EUROCITIES, the network of big European cities, is running the campaign ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’, a platform for local initiatives that engage people, envision new forms of democracy and map out a common future”. #cities4europe More information at: https://www.bozar.be/en/activities/140226-cities4europe—europe-for-citizens?platform=hootsuite

Apr 12, 2018, ELIA: NOW ONLINE – “Careers in the arts: Visions for the future”, by Nadia Danhash, Kai Lehikoinen and Joost Heinsius  

“The NXT Project publication “Careers in the arts: Visions for the future” is the culmination of 3-years of research and various activities co-funded by the Creative Europe programme and initiated and supervised by ELIA. In this publication, Nadia Danhash and Kai Lehikoinen, both of whom were deeply involved in the project’s activities, reflect on some of the most relevant aspects of how to make a living from the arts from their own professional perspective”. Access the publication at: http://www.elia-artschools.org/activities/nxt/nxt-publication—careers-in-the-arts-visions-for-the-future


Apr 12, 2018, Nesta (UK): Announcing the Everyone Makes Innovation Policy programme grantees

“We asked you for creative ways to involve the public in developing innovation policy, and you responded, with storytelling, art, digital approaches and immersive experiences. You came to us with a diverse range of policy issues that you wanted to engage the public on, ranging from driverless cars to data sharing, genetic engineering to local industrial development plans. (…) Forty-nine organisations applied to the fund, confirming to us that there is no shortage of great ideas out there. After reviewing the applications, we chose the five ideas below”. Keep reading at: https://www.nesta.org.uk/blog/announcing-everyone-makes-innovation-policy-programme-grantees