Under the leadership of the European centre for creative economy (ecce) in Dortmund the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (NICE) was initiated in 2013 by a consortium of 15 cities, universities, agencies and personalities from 10 countries and today amounts to 25 partners from 15 countries. It is a non-profit initiative funded by the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. The Ceremony of the NICE Award 2017 takes place in the Philharmonie Essen, Germany at the evening of 6 September 2017. The deadline for the online submission of all applications is 30 April 2017 midnight.
Since 2008 Culture Business (CB) connects the arts and businesses to openly discuss sponsorship and fundraising strategies from around the world. As leading, meeting and networking platform for arts organisations and sponsorship professionals Culture Business unites the best experts in culture, marketing, luxury and technology to maximise their collaborations. The conference highlights the latest trends and issues in fundraising and introduces transformational strategies. The conference encourages cultural organisations to confidently adopt new approaches to sponsorship and philanthropy. In this year CB conference is about "The Art of Fundraising" and takes place in Melbourne from 26-28 June 2017. Deadline for speaker applications is 17 March 2017.
The Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) is designed to develop and strengthen the cultural leadership skills of young practitioners emerging on the international scene. Through its framework, content and methodology, the GCLP aims to improve the skills of cultural managers as well as develop collaborative peer-to-peer learning and network building. This will enable participants to develop fresh insights into international cultural collaboration practices. The programme offers a set of learning modules, tools and manuals for practice-based learning, giving the participants opportunities to build meaningful collaborations at the global level and within the EU. The 2017 edition takes place in Athens, Greece from 19 to 23 June 2017. The deadline for applications is 25 March 2017.
The special issue on Anatomy of Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship: Past, Present and Future seeks to identify the epistemological development of cultural and creative entrepreneurship over time. More specifically, the objective is to detect the paradigmatic shifts in this field, to gain an understanding of its evolution, trajectory changes, present state and possible future developments. The deadline for submissions is 20 April 2017.
Strategic Research Society conferences are devoted to mutual exchanges of research results and professional opinions within the broad field of academic and research disciplines. The ICCIDC 2016 focuses on creative industries and digital culture, as well as the large spectrum of its implications within economy, management, technology, social and cultural studies, marketing, education, knowledge etc. The aim of the ICCIDC 2016 conference is to reflect nowadays phenomena challenging the world of creative industries. Particular attention is given to digital technology and its influence on creativity, arts and media, but other relevant topics are also welcome. You are cordially invited to enhance the current body of knowledge in the field by submitting your scientific abstracts/papers, and thus contribute to its successful implementation.
With revenues of US$2,250 billion, Cultural and Creative Industries account for 3% of world GDP and employ 29.5 million people (1% of the world’s active population). Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) revenues exceed those of telecom services and employ more people than the car industry of Europe, Japan and the USA combined (29.5 million vs. 25 million). This major contribution of CCI to the global economy is explained in a new study, jointly presented by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, France, and published by EY (formerly Ernst & Young).
Nesta and CCI: Taking the Creative Economy Seriously. How to bolster the status of the creative industries as a serious economic force
While prepairing our next AMN newsletter about new developments and research in Cultural Entrepreneurship, we came across this article by Hasan Bakhshi, who is founding member of the British government’s Creative Industries Council, director for Creative Economy in Policy & Research at Nesta's, deviser of the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts in England, Scotland and Wales and much more. In 2013, he wrote a contribution for us about "Nesta and CCI: Taking the Creative Economy Seriously. How to bolster the status of the creative industries as a serious economic force" that hasn't lost any of it's relevance and can be transferred to a lot of countries at least in the western world. At Nesta's, he has also been one of the three makers of the Nesta/CCI study „A Dynamic Mapping of the UK's Creative Industries“. His "Manifesto for the Creative Industries" proposes ten system recommendations for a fresh policy that establishes the creative industries as a serious economic force throughout Europe and beyond.
The aim of this article by Branka Loncaric is to address the importance of cross-sector collaboration within the creative industry sector. The paper contains research results about collaboration among the tenants from two Amsterdam-based art factories and between management of the art factories and their tenants. It discusses cross-sector collaboration, the paradox of collaboration and how public has an impact on this. In the end the questions for further discussions are presented, as well as a conclusion that offers the solution for creating common and safe ground for collaboration.
Submissions are invited for a forthcoming book to be published in June 2015, entitled "Teaching and Learning Cultural Entrepreneurship: A global comparative analysis of course and program content in university - and community-based education for the cultural and creative industries." Contributions to the book will be presented as part of the 1st International Research Conference on the Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship Training and Education, to be held from June 10 - 12, 2015 at the University of Minnesota, Duluth USA.
The paper ”From Leadership to Leadingship – a personal responsibility model for organizing work” is now published in the journal “Practising Social Change”. The author, Rune Kvist Olsen, is educated in Social Science from the University of Tromsø, Norway. He expresses his idea of a distinction between leadership and ‘leading-ship’, and advocate a personal responsibility model for organising work to facilitate creativity, productivity and efficiency amongst people. An idea that might be useful for the arts and arts management as well and which helps to reflect on company structures also in the creative industries.