Policy, Business, Education, Research and Tech in the Creative Industries
Weekly, May 21 – 27, 2018


May 21, 2018, Innovate UK: Immersive Economy in the UK Report

“The UK’s immersive technologies sector is growing rapidly with 1,000 specialist companies across the UK with an expected turnover that could reach £1bn this year according to a new report out today. The study is the first of its kind to map the UK immersive sector that covers technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.”. More information at: https://ktn-uk.co.uk/news/immersive-economy-in-the-uk-report-launches

May 21, 2018, EU External Action: Joint Statement by HR/VP Mogherini and Commissioner Tibor Navracsics on the International Day of Cultural Diversity

“Europe has always been a mosaic of cultures – our diversity marks our continent and is at the core of our European identity. When we founded our Union, we made the choice to embrace this diversity and launch a project of integration, openness and exchanges. This is why we are promoting and supporting cultural diversity through policies and programmes, such as Creative Europe and Erasmus+, both inside and outside the Union’s borders”. Read the joint statement at: https://eeas.europa.eu/generic-warning-system-taxonomy/404/44942/joint-statement-high-representativevice-president-federica-mogherini-and-commissioner-tibor_en

May 22, 2018, Nantes Tech: Expérimentation et innovation: intégrez l’aventure Quartier Démonstrateur

“On se retrouve le mardi 5 juin à 14h30, à la Creative Factory à Nantes pour un Evenement de présentation du projet Quartier démonstrateur dont le but est d’expérimenter de nouvelles technologies et usages. Infos & inscriptions: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-experimentation-et-innovation-integrez-laventure-quartier-demonstrateur-45933479273”.

May 22, 2018, Arts Council England: Dementia Action Week – Arts, culture and wellbeing

“For Dementia Action Week, find out how arts and culture can improve the wellbeing of those living with dementia: https://www.artscouncil.org.uk/how-we-make-impact/arts-culture-and-wellbeing”.

May 22, 2018, Creativechain: Creativechain, the platform that distributes cryptocurrency to artists and creatives

“Imagine a social network like Instagram, Behance or Vimeo, without intermediaries, without registration, totally p2p and where users can interact directly with their followers by sharing content with various copyright licenses, also applying all the benefits that Blockchain technology brings. This is the proposal of Creativechain for creative communities”. More information at: https://medium.com/@Creative_Chain/creativechain-the-platform-that-distributes-cryptocurrency-to-artists-and-creatives-e568af1496f3

May 23, 2018, Stephen Follows: Major new study into gender inequality among UK film and TV writers

“New report into gender inequality among UK film and TV writers. Only 16% of screenwriters and 30% of TV writers are women”. Access the full report at: https://stephenfollows.com/major-new-study-into-gender-inequality-among-uk-film-and-tv-writers/

May 23, 2018, EU Neighbours‏: Promoting culture for a stronger Belarus – factsheet

“Cooperation on culture enriches contacts between societies and promotes cultural diversity and inter­cultural dialogue. At the same time, cultural and creative industries, craft-based SMEs and tourism can help stimulate economic growth. This factsheet shows how, in line with the EU strategy on international cultural relations, the European Union supports a vibrant cultural sector in Belarus, engaging citizens, state actors and cultural operators alike, strengthening civil society and affording greater economic opportunities”. More information at: https://www.euneighbours.eu/en/east/stay-informed/publications/promoting-culture-stronger-belarus-factsheet

May 23, 2018, ICCI‏: Where is the door to knock to get funding for internationalisation?

“On May 18th, Estonian cultural and creative entrepreneurs gathered to our Culture Hub to listen about different possibilities to go to international markets with their products. Creative Estonia held a seminar ‘Where is the door to knock to get funding for internationalisation?’”. More information at: https://www.icciproject.com/news/where-is-the-door-to-knock-to-get-funding-for-internationalisation/

May 24, 2018, Creative England: CE50 – The top 50 brightest stars across tech, games, film & TV

“Every year we announce our CE50, which celebrates the achievements of 50 of the best up and coming, innovative and disruptive individuals and companies across film, games and digital tech”. More information at: http://creativeengland.co.uk/ce50

May 24-25, 2018, Fitzcarraldo Fondazione: “Territories, Culture, Innovation” – ArtLab2018 Milano

ArtLab2018 is an inspiring and powerful, cross sectorial, independent Italian platform, dedicated to innovating practices and policies in and through arts and culture, by the structured dialogue among the key stakeholders of the cultural and creative ecosystem, in an international perspective. The first of the two main events of ArtLab. Territories, Culture, Innovation 2018 takes place on May 24th-25th at BASE Milano. Check the hashtag #ArtLab2018 to follow the live reactions!

May 25, 2018, European Cultural Foundation: 2018 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture – Highlights Award Ceremony

“Watch the highlights of the 2018 ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture ceremony that took place on 16 May at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XZ3Up7FGb8”.