Policy, Business, Education, Research and Tech in the Creative Industries
Weekly, March 26 – 1 April 2018


Source: Creative Industries Federation and Nesta.

Mar 22, 2018, Creative Industries Federation and Nesta: Report on Creativity and the Future of Work

“UK labour market projections show that the rate of growth for both creative and STEM occupations will be more than double the average job growth across the whole UK economy”.

Mar 23, 2018, Mayor of London: Have your say – Draft Culture Strategy for London

The Mayor of London, who argues he “has made culture and the creative industries one of his top priorities”, has launched an open consultation (open until 19 June 2018) for all Londoners to share their views on the draft Culture Strategy “Culture for all Londoners”. The draft Culture Strategy “outlines an ambitious vision to sustain a city that works for everyone. A city that is built on the principle of culture for all Londoners”.

Mar 23, 2018, Creative Europe: Europe Jazz Network is a new Creative Europe network

Bringing together 110 organisations in 31 countries across Europe @europejazznet is a #CreativeEurope network for the next 3 years http://www.europejazz.net/

Mar 26, 2018, EU Social Innovation: European Social Innovation Competition 2018

“The European Social Innovation Competition, launched in memory of Diogo Vasconcelos, is a challenge prize run by the European Commission across all European countries, now in its sixth year. The 2018 Competition is titled RE:THINK LOCAL and seeks to find the most innovative projects, products, services, business models and collaborations that empower young people to participate fully in a changing economy”.

Mar 26, 2018, The Conversation: “Humanities and science collaboration isn’t well understood, but letting off STEAM is not the answer”, by Martin Willis, James Castell, Keir Waddington

“The question is not whether we should collaborate but, instead, how we are already collaborating and how we might collaborate better”.

Mar 27, 2018, Economía Creativa: Report “Cultural Heritage Innovative Audience Development. Best practices from across Europe”

Economía Creativa launched in November 2017 an online questionnaire to ‘Identifying best practices for cultural heritage audience development’ with the aim to provide case examples from across Europe on how heritage sites and heritage projects are reaching out their audiences and enabling local sustainable and inclusive development. The current edition of the Report includes twelve case examples from 12 countries (Spain, Poland, UK, Italy, Romania, Czech Republic, Croatia, Sweden and a cross-border Project including Poland, Germany, Greece and Hungary) have been identified”.

Mar 27, 2018, Europa Nostra: Statement “Cultural Heritage as a key resource for EU’s future Cohesion Policy”

“EUROPA NOSTRA, the Voice of Cultural Heritage in Europe and founding member of the European Heritage Alliance 3.3, calls on the EU institutions and Member States to provide sufficient resources in the next multi-annual financial framework (MFF) for a strong EU Cohesion Policy beyond 2020 and, within that framework, to explicitly recognise cultural heritage as a key driver of sustainable development and social cohesion in Europe”.

Mar 27, 2018, Creative England: Digital Cities  

#DigitalCities has been fantastic – Connecting the Western Balkans to the UK, working collaboratively & sharing best practice in the creative industries @BritishCouncil. Learn more about it here http://creativeengland.co.uk/partnerships/partnerships-digital-cities”.

Mar 27, 2018, Transformative Culture Project: “How Inclusive Design Drives Culture”

“The biggest misconception about disability accessibility is the fact that accessibility is not just about disability- it’s about an intentional anticipation of human variety while making preemptive decisions about inclusive design. Design is a civil and human right for everyone and the argument is not for special solutions but for full integration”.

Mar 28, 2018, DCMS: Creative Industries Sector Deal launched

“More than £150 million will be jointly invested by government and industry to help the country’s world-leading cultural and creative businesses thrive as part of landmark Sector Deal. Britain’s creative industries are worth £92 billion, employ 2 million people and are growing twice as fast as the rest of the economy”.

Mar 28, 2018, Hamburg Kreativ Ges.: Open call – Mind the Progress Kongress

“Open call: Unser Kongress Mind the Progress (31.5.-1.6.) setzt Inhalt und Technologie, Kreativität und Digitalisierung zueinander ins Verhältnis. Wir freuen uns auf eure Ideen und Vorschläge zum Programm. #mtphh”.

Mar 29, 2018, The Guardian: Tallinn Music Week: Estonia’s cultural showcase, by Kate Connolly

“Tallinn Music Week’s mix of eclectic eastern European sounds, art and fashion attracts everyone from clubbing enthusiasts to the country’s president”.

Mar 29, 2018, CLICKNL: CHARGE 2018

“We Make The City? We CHARGE The City! – Over de bijdrage van de creatieve industrie en onderzoekers, aan de stad van de toekomst! 21 juni 2018, op de @Knowledgemile #Amsterdam! #CHARGE18 @wemakethecity @AmsterdamCI http://clicknl.nl/charge”.

Mar 29, 2018, Creative Chain: Creativechain Platform release

“Our platform is LAUNCHED! Finally! The #creative communities have a decentralized space where they can share their creations in the #blockchain. Join fast and get rewards in $CREA. Download it in: https://www.creativechain.org/  Follow the steps in this post: https://www.creativechain.org/launching-creativechain-platform/ #art”.

Mar 31, 2018, Financial Times: Creative hubs make space for Nigeria’s emerging artists, by Ayodeji Rotinwa

“Welcome to 16/16. It is one of the creative hubs, galleries, and artsy co-working spaces that have sprung up in Lagos during the past five years, to serve a creative community that appears to be growing faster than the industry’s traditional places can support”.