Tim Williams, Head of the EU-Eastern Partnership Culture & Creativity Programme, who has 20 years’ experience in managing cultural projects, has shared his list of notable and useful books


Mass Innovation not mass production. We-Think, Charles Leadbeater, Profile Books

ISBN 978-1-86197-892-9

This book is an invitation to a conversation about how to fully utilise the Internet’s potential, a platform for collective self-expression and self-organisation, for joint pursuit of knowledge and decision-making.

Julekluler, Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison

ISBN 978-1-57076-487-5

Arne & Carlos are a unique designer duo that specialise in contemporary interpretation of traditional Norwegian knitting patterns. This inspired play with ornaments has attracted the attention of cult designers and trend gurus. After a series of huge orders for their Christmas baubles, the guys came up with this book. It is proof of the power of inspiration that can both revive a nation’s love for its traditions, and also transmit this love to the most inveterate sceptics.

Creative Economy Report 2013. Widening Local Development Pathways UNESCO & UNDP

The document was published jointly by UNESCO and the UN Development Programme. It represents one of the most important stages in the formulation of a new specific action plan in the sphere of sustainable development for the period starting in 2015, recognising culture as an engine of transformations. The report is based on examples that illustrate the diversity and innovative potential of the creative economy.


The Creative HubKit, British Council 

The kit is a free toolkit for people wanting establish a creative hub. It gathers the best practice of some of Great Britain and Europe's creative hubs. 

Manager’s Book of Checklists. Instant Management Solutions When You Need Them, Derek Rowntree, Pitman Publishing

ISBN 0-273-62213-7

The book is aimed at those who are responsible for the work of other people, and wish to boost their managing effectiveness and efficiency. The book covers categories such as financial management, customer service, managing the production process and personnel, IT, quality, equal opportunities and raising qualifications. It is a reference book that no manager can do without. 






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