Policy, Business, Education, Research and Tech in the Creative Industries
Weekly, Feb 12 – 18 2018


Creative Industries Federation “Global Trade Report”

21% of the UK’s Creative Industries say a “no deal” outcome would make them consider moving part or all of their business abroad. 40% said a “no deal” outcome would harm their business’ ability to export.

Dutch Design Week 2018: Call for Cyborgs

Remember the @robotlove_nl Embassy at @WDE_tweets during #DDW17? This year, a new manifestation will take place and they are looking for cyborgs to join! Apply your proposal and win 1,000 euros and a chance to participate! More info and submission at: https://robotlove.nl/nl/blog/view/call-for-cyborgs

Feb 12. Culture Action Europe calls for support to the #double4culture campaign

As the negotiations on #MFF move forward, @actforculture calls the European cultural sector to become loud! Support our campaign, ask for doubling funding for culture and ensuring that at least 1% of budget is allocated to culture across policy fields #double4culture #commit1%

Feb 13. Catapult Digital: Call for Applications for Researchers in Residence Programme

Catapult Digital and @research_uk partner to strengthen connections between the UK research base and Digital Catapult. If you’re an academic working in a UK university, find out more here: https://www.digitalcatapultcentre.org.uk/open-calls/researchers-residence-programme/

Feb 13. Tibor Navracsics on the European Year of Cultural Heritage

European Year of #CulturalHeritage will see over 100 European-level events & thousands of national and regional events all over Europe. More information at: https://europa.eu/cultural-heritage/european-year-cultural-heritage_en #EuropeForCulture


Feb 15. Publication of “Monitoringbericht Kultur-und Kreativwirtschaft 2017” report (Germany)

Some facts and figures extracted from the report by @bernd_fesel include: 5,2% #Startup Ratio in #Cultural #Creative Industries in Germany in 2014-2016, compared to 5% in overall German economy, and #Innovation Spending of the German #Cultural #Creative Industries reached 4.75 Billion Euros 2014-2015, minus -2.4 % compared to 2012-2013. Access the full report at: http://www.kultur-kreativ-wirtschaft.de/KUK/Redaktion/DE/Publikationen/2017/monitoring-wirtschaftliche-eckdaten-kuk-2017.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=6

Feb 15. Kresge Arts&Culture: Release of the report “Farther, Faster, Together: How Arts and Culture Can Accelerate Environmental Progress” by @ArtPlaceAmerica

“Farther, Faster, Together: How Arts and Culture Can Accelerate Environmental Progress” has been released by @ArtPlaceAmerica. In it authors @HeliconCollab explain how #creativeplacemaking advances #sustainability outcomes. Start reading! https://www.artplaceamerica.org/blog/5-things-arts-can-do-environment


BE MORE CREATIVE returns with BE MORE MANCHESTER – an unmissable celebration of Greater Manchester’s unique creativity and thriving creative industries. Learn more about the event at: http://creativeengland.co.uk/be-more-creative/be-more-manchester#r230

Feb 15. New report by Nesta: “Creative Nation”

How can we avoid a creative divide & realise the growth potential of UK #CreativeIndustries for the benefit of more people & places? Download our new report with @CreativeIndsUK https://www.nesta.org.uk/publications/creative-nation #mappingcreativity



Feb 16. Creative Europe. Public Consultation: the future of EU funding

How do you see the future of the @europe_creative  programme? Participate in the public consultation on EU budget priorities beyond 2020. More information at: https://ec.europa.eu/info/consultations/public-consultation-eu-funds-area-values-and-mobility_en


“The Future Smart City”, Interview with Anne Stenros by GOInternational FI

“In the future, cities will evolve from being ‘smart’ to being ‘responsive’, meaning that the citizens will move from the centre of attention to the centre of action.” – @CasaAnna Read our latest GOInterview with Chief Design Officer of #HelsinkiCity http://gointernational.fi/the-future-smart-city-anne-stenros/