Policy, Business, Education, Research and Tech in the Creative Industries
Weekly, May 7 – 13, 2018

May 7, 2018, Creative Victoria: Stella Young Award 2018 applications open, via @ArtsAccessVic

“Arts Access Victoria has announced the inaugural Stella Young Award, a $3,000 prize for a young Australian artist with a disability who has demonstrated significant impact in disability activism through their artistic practice. Entries close Friday 25 May”. More information at: https://www.artsaccess.com.au/stella-young-award-applications-open/

May 7, 2018, Creative Industry Košice: Art & Tech Days and Conference 2017

Watch the new video added by Creative Industry Košice about the Art & Tech Days, the annual festival of media art, technology and design, held in Košice – UNESCO Creative City of Media Art, Slovakia. More at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KwliyEhjFM&feature=youtu.be&a=

May 7, 2018, Europe Jazz Network: Novara to host the European Jazz Conference in 2019

“We are proud to announce that the 6th European Jazz Conference will take place in Novara, Italy, between 12 and 15 September 2019. It will be the first time this event is hosted in Italy since the General Assembly of Europe Jazz Network was enlarged and developed into the European Jazz Conference in 2014. The Conference will be co-organised by the Europe Jazz Network (EJN) and NovaraJazz, organiser of the summer Festival and of a concert series throughout the year in Novara, with the support of Ministero Beni e Attività Culturali, Regione Piemonte, Comune di Novara, Fondazione BPN, Fondazione CRT, Compagnia di San Paolo, Novamont and of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union”. More at: http://www.europejazz.net/press-release/novara-host-european-jazz-conference-2019

May 7, 2018, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: “Report Urges Development and Evaluation of Approaches that Integrate STEMM Fields with Arts and Humanities in Higher Education”

“An emerging body of evidence suggests that integrating STEMM fields (science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and medicine) with the humanities and arts in higher education is associated with positive learning outcomes that may help students enter the workforce, live enriched lives, and become active and informed citizens, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine”. More at: http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?RecordID=24988


May 8, 2018, IETM: “The role of culture in preventing and reducing violent extremism”, by Dr. Asiem El Difraoui

“Violent extremism thrives in polarized debates and buils on processes of “othering” and stigmatization. Culture and the arts can play a key role in preventing, countering and reducing the consequences of violent extremism by creating social capital and sense of belonging, by fostering resilience, and ultimately showing that we have more in common than what divides us”. Read more at: https://www.ietm.org/en/themes/the-role-of-culture-in-preventing-and-reducing-violent-extremism

May 8, 2018, Flanders DC: Check Flanders creative sector map

“De creatieve sector in Vlaanderen is groot en veelzijdig. Zoek je een algemeen overzicht van de belangrijkste organisaties die actief zijn in de creatieve sector? Check onze sectorkaart”. https://www.flandersdc.be/uploads/media/5ae9b236e9eb3/sectorkaart-2018.pdf

May 9, 2018, THE ARTS+: Why the ARTS+: the four pillars of the creative and cultural sectors

“At THE ARTS+, professionals from all four pillars of the creative and cultural industries – technology, culture, business and politics – will come together. They will discuss the challenges of digitalisation for the creative sectors and the chances that arise through new technologies”. More information at: https://theartsplus.com/2018/05/09/arts-four-pillars-creative-cultural-sectors/

May 9, 2018, Immerse UK: Launch of the ISCF [Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund] Audience of the Future Challenges

“The first of the ISCF [Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund] Audience of the Future Challenges launches on 21 May 2018. The £33m ISCF Audience of the Future Challenge Fund can potentially offer fantastic support to innovators, researchers, creators and technologists to create new products and services by adopting, exploiting and developing immersive technologies”. More information at: https://www.immerseuk.org/resources/iscf-audience-of-the-future-challenges/

May 9, 2018, Dutch Design Week: Crowdfunding Dutch Design

“Are you looking for a community to help you realise your own innovative, ground-breaking design? Sign up for the third edition of Crowdfunding Dutch Design! Check http://www.ddw.nl/pagina/crowdfunding-dutch-design #DDW18 #CDD #crowdfundingdutchdesign #crowdfunding”.

May 11, 2018, Creative Industries UK: Createch 2018

“From storybook apps to AI-powered ads, #createch companies are blending creativity & tech to make ground-breaking new products & services. Find out what the future holds at Createch 2018 Summit in London on June 12 @LDNTechWeek”. More at: http://www.createch2018.com/