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.
Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, was recently named a finalist in the annual E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards, hosted by EXPO Magazine. Ticket Summit® is a finalist in the category of Best Website/Microsite for the website promoting the 2012 summer conference.
According to EXPO Magazine, the 2nd annual E.X.C.I.T.E. Awards "shine a spotlight on the best aspects of a show: the venue, the quality of marketing, the freshness of the event concept, the on- site experience, the business and consumer value, the ROI, and more." Other nominees include trade shows put on by the American Dental Association and the American Payroll Association, the New York International Auto Show, World Travel Market, and more.
Its location is and will continue to be Berlin: SHOWTECH, the International Trade Show and Conference for Theatre, Film and Event, will again be held in the German capital in 2015.
By deciding on a venue, SHOWTECH organiser Reed Exhibitions Deutschland puts an end to the discussions and irritations caused by the announcement of another event or trade show for the theatre technology sector to be held at the Berlin Exhibition Centre in future.
The new SHOWTECH venue will be Tempelhof Airport from 19 to 21 May 2015 - "one of the most interesting and exciting event locations there is", says Hans-Joachim Erbel, CEO of SHOWTECH organiser Reed Exhibitions Deutschland. Since the acquisition of the SHOWTECH rights acquired from Messe Berlin in 2002, Reed Exhibitions has been the sole owner of all brand and event hosting rights. Since this time, SHOWTECH has evolved into the leading international event of the industry. This is also emphasised by top ratings for exhibitor and visitor satisfaction.
The aim of the CATCH FORUM on April 6th in Prague is to bring attention to the important field of handicap from the perspective of creative use of emerging media technologies. It has been designed as a catalyst of creative and critical response to handicap, with a main focus on the potential of new technologies in supporting artistic, cultural and social inclusion of the disabled.
Music China, Asia Pacific’s leading music event, ended on a positive note with the recording breaking number of participants reaffirming the fair’s position as the professional choice for reaching the burgeoning Asian market. The show was held from 11 – 14 October at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai China. Filling 86,500 sqm of exhibition space were 1,606 suppliers of musical instruments and related products from 30 countries and regions, including 11 pavilions representing Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
Commenting on the largest ever visitor numbers, Mr Evan Sha, General Manager, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd said: "This year we attracted 60,172 visitors from around the world who can depend on Music China’s offerings of high quality products and unique networking opportunities to further their business objectives. They also had the chance to learn more about the industry through our comprehensive fringe programmes, as well as being entertained by live demonstrations and indoor and outdoor concerts."
In 2012/13, the Bavarian State Opera will be the first international opera house to present, with STAATSOPER.TV, a season with live streams online free of charge.
Opera and ballet lovers from all over the world will be able to enjoy a total of seven opera performances and two ballet evenings in full and live online from Munich. The first of these will be the audiovisual transmission on 3 November 2012 of Jörg Widmann's new opera Babylon (musical director: K. Nagano, stage production: Carlus Padrissa - La Fura dels Baus; with C. McFadden, A. Prohaska, W. White, G. Schnaut).
A conference on planning and delivering effective content
Thursday 22 November 2012, Sadler’s Wells, London
In 2012, marketing is all about content. As marketers we need to be able to deliver relevant and effective content to reach our current and potential audiences. How can we do this strategically to make best use of our limited resources and ensure that our organisations are up to the challenge of operating in a digital world?
To respond to these changes there are new expectations of what we as marketers can do – we are all publishers now but do we as individuals and our organisations understand what this means? Do we have the skills to adapt to these changes successfully?
The aspect of innovation seems to be less common in the arts sector than creativity. But without innovation an arts organization can dry out. It is necessary to look regularly for new strategies, products, and technologies. Often arts organizations are influenced by other sectors. During the last 3-4 years a lot of innovation came by social communities like Facebook, Twitter or Google+
These innovations were mainly understood as communication tools, used by the marketing and PR staff. But in the meantime media technologies help us to creating, funding, or distributing arts. We thought: why not introduce you some examples for the latest developments in that field?
The latest issue of Arts Management Newsletter - the bi-monthly news service for Arts Professionals, deals with the factor of innovation on the intersection between arts and technology.
Manuel Scheidegger and Janosch Asen are Berlin-based entrepreneurs who have developed a revolutionary technique that is changing the way people browse the web. Their recently developed tool allows people to creatively mix various web-sources into a single stream of animated content, which can then be shared with others to sit back and enjoy or actively browse. Viewers, for the first time, have the choice of leaning back and watching web-content mixed together like a movie, or they can dive inside and browse whatever catches their eye with a simple mouse-click. The two call this process "Creative Browsing". Their idea stems from a bold vision: a web rebuilt by people, where you don’t surf with tabs or boring blue links, but through creative projects catered to your interests.
Ticket Summit®, the leading conference and trade show for the live entertainment and ticketing industry, recently hosted its 2012 summer conference at Bellagio Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. The three-day event, held July 11-13, 2012 featured a wide range of panel sessions, roundtable discussions, workshops, two Keynote presentations, a concurrent trade show, and a variety of networking sessions.
The audience consisted of more than 600 registrants, including ticketing and live entertainment executives from all segments of the industry, from venue managers and sports teams to promoters, marketers, and agencies in the primary and secondary ticketing markets.