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

Mar 12, 2018, OECD SMEs, Regions, Cities: Trento Summer Academy on Cultural & Creative Industries & Local Development

Applications for the Trento Summer Academy on Cultural & Creative Industries & Local Development (11-15 June 2018) are now open for policy makers, practitioners & entrepreneurs! Deadline is 15 April 2018. The Summer Academy  is organized by the OECD LEED Centre of Trento for Local Development in collaboration with tsm – Trentino School of Management, the European Creative Business Network (ECBN) and Centro Servizi Cultura e Volontariato (CSCV), with the support of the Department of Italian culture (Youth Policies Unit) – Autonomous Province of Bolzano (Italy) and the Department for Cultural Activities of the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy). For more info http://www.oecd.org/cfe/leed/summer-academy.htm

Mar 12, 2018, Flanders DC: Tandem Shaml 2018-2019

“The Tandem programme for cultural exchange is looking for 26 cultural managers from Europe and the Arab region to join the next round of Tandem Shaml. In the spirit of ‘Doing-it-together’, the one-year Tandem programme gives cultural managers a space to experiment with multidisciplinary project ideas and inventive approaches to create change in our societies through culture”.

Mar 12, 2018, nesta: #PressForProgress: Evidencing gender inequality in the arts, via KTN Creative

“From ‘Wonder Woman’ to ‘Lady Bird’ to the Dora Milaje of ‘Black Panther’, complex female characters are appearing on the big screen. In music, female artists like Dua Lipa have been topping the UK charts. And the highest paid author? It’s J.K. Rowling. Yet many women still feel invisible in the arts – underpaid and under-represented. So how much has really changed? To properly answer this question we need to adopt more innovative ways of tracking gender balance”.

Mar 12, 2018, European Cultural Foundation: STEP travel grants

“Did you know that #steptravelgrants are open for applications year-round? Find out more at http://www.steptravelgrants.eu”.

Mar 12, 2018, Opera North: DARE Art Prize winner 2018-19 announced

“An artist who explores the meeting of human perception and Artificial Intelligence has been selected as the winner of the 2018-19 DARE Art Prize by Opera North and the University of Leeds’ Cultural Institute. Working with scientists at the University, Anna Ridler will explore the functions of memory and the roles of the left and right sides of the brain, and how their operation might be embodied in a work of art”.

Mar 12, 2018, artness.net: Art meets business

“Führungskräfte haben es schwer. Wie planen, wenn alles dynamisch ist? Woher frischen Ideen nehmen? Einen kleinen Einblick in die Welt der künstlerischen Haltungen und schöpferischen Strategien gibt es am 4.4. #KunstfabrikSchlot Anmeldung:  http://kunstfabrik-schlot.de/portfolio/buchvorstellung-die-kuenstlerbrille/ #artmeetsbusiness”.

Mar 13, 2018, Artsy: How to Be an Artist, According to Georgia O’Keeffe, via Creative Europe

“’The notion that you can make an artist overnight, that there is nothing but genius, and a dash of temperament in artistic success is a fallacy,’ artist Georgia O’Keeffe asserted when she was 40 years old in 1928. The year before, she’d been given her first retrospective at the Brooklyn Museum – an indisputable marker of success. But O’Keeffe, who would live to the age of 98, wasn’t done developing as an artist – or contemplating what it meant to be one”.

Mar 13, 2018, Shelterforce: Using Art to Create Community at a Clinic, by Sahra Noor and Laura Zabel

“Arts projects at a Minneapolis clinic created a natural connection between people who might not otherwise interact. The projects transformed the community clinic into a community hub: a home for creativity, collaboration, social connection, and joy”.

Source: Futurecity.

Mar 13, 2018, Futurecity: #cultureplus #mipim2018

Today we are shining a light on #cultureplus within @MIPIMWorld highlighting how great #placemaking must go beyond design through boundary breaking collaborations of #citycommercialculture that unlock hidden potential. Share your own examples through #cultureplus #mipim2018

Mar 13, 2018, Creative Industries Federation: The True Value of Creative Industries Digital Exports

“The UK’s creative exports are worth £21bn, according to new research on the value of digital trade. This means creative digital exports could be £6bn higher than the previous estimates”.


Mar 13, 2018, IETM: IETM is looking for Secretary General

“We are looking for a new Secretary General starting from November 1st, 2018! Help us spread the word https://www.ietm.org/en/we-are-looking-for-a-secretary-general”. Deadline March 25, 2018.

Mar 13, 2018, European Cultural Foundation: Conference: “Culture Matters: connecting citizens, uniting communities”

“Inspired by #Europeforculture @The_EFC 2018 conference “Culture Matters: connecting citizens, uniting communities” has topical sessions, exciting exhibitions and thought-provoking visits. Keynotes: @lemnsissay @GraeaeJennyS #PhilanthropyWorks http://www.efc.be/news/efc-2018-conference-culture-matters-connecting-citizens-uniting-communities/”.


Mar 14, 2018, Bernd Fesel: Creative Industries in Germany (2011-2016)

“Facts: Turnover +5,5% #Music Industrie, but -1,6% #Art Market. +1,8% per year for Total #Creative Industries in Germany from 2011 to 2016, source: http://www.kultur-kreativ-wirtschaft.de/KUK/Redaktion/DE/Bilder/Infografiken/Slider/kultur-und-kreativwirtschaft-entwicklung-umsatz-teilmaerkte-2016.html”.

Mar 14, 2018, Creative England: Apply now to iFeatures 2018

“2 weeks to go to apply for #iFeatures2018 (…) – apply now http://www.creativeengland.co.uk/film-and-tv/ifeatures”.   

Mar 14, 2018, Cultural King’s: Creative Health: The Arts for Health and Wellbeing, by Rebecca Gordon-Nesbitt

@KingsCollegeLon researcher @RGordon_Nesbitt introduces ‘Creative Health’ the report resulting from a 2 year #APPGAHW Inquiry into practice and research in the arts in health and social care #CulturalTonic”. More info: https://shiftyparadigms.wordpress.com/policy/creative-health-the-arts-for-health-and-wellbeing/

Mar 16, 2018, MCV: “Creative England: ‘There’s a real growth potential in more narrative forms of gaming’”, by Marie Dealessandri

“We went to Manchester to talk to Creative England CEO Caroline Norbury about the organisation’s initiatives to help to grow emerging games businesses, what challenges lie on the way and why narrative matters more and more in games”.

Mar 17, 2018, ECBN: ECBN Member Forum 2018

“ECBN represents 45 funding agencies in 21 nations and 70% for the workforce in #cultural #creative industries in Europe – and met at LAB NORTH, a co-working space in World Trade Tower in #Brussels. Old Business Fassade for New Businesses Content!”.

Mar 17, 2018, Creative Europe: START fellowship programme

“Call for applications – START fellowship programme for aspiring cultural managers in Greece. W/ @BoschStiftung @GI_Thessaloniki Deadline: 5 April. https://www.startgreece.net/”.

Mar 17, 2018, Mass Cultural Council: Power of Culture

“We believe in the #PowerOfCulture to build community, foster creativity, and drive social change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ag6rnuoMMw&feature=youtu.be”.

Mar 18, 2018, Creative Business Cup: Power of Culture

“Get insights on how the startups ecosystem is the soil that’ll make creative startups grow: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fbHxmeLUbPE @SorryAsAService founder interview with CEO and Founder of CBC Georgia”.