This master-class is aimed to develop strategic thinking and action of the managers of creative organizations by considering external opportunities and finding hidden capacities in order to elaborate their strategic plans.
The strategy sets out the opportunities and challenges for the sector, common vision for the creative industries by 2020, and the measures to achieve it. The strategy provides recommendations for both industry and government. There are five priority areas: access to finance; education and skills; infrastructure; intellectual property; and international (exports and inward investment). The mission statement for the sector is formulated as following: “Using British creativity to inspire the UK and the world”.
The web-site by the EC is dedicated to Creative Europe which is consolidated framework programme in support of Europe's audiovisual, cultural and creative sectors launched by the EC in 2014 following the successful implementation of the EU's Culture and MEDIA programmes. It supports as well policy work undertaken in the framework of the Work Plan for Culture 2015-2018. By helping European cultural and audiovisual works to reach audiences in other countries, the programme will also contribute to safeguarding cultural and linguistic diversity. The programme is the main source of EU funding for the culture sector until 2020 and also supports cultural and audiovisual projects with non-EU countries. Among Eastern Partnership countries, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine are eligible to fully participate in the Culture Sub-programme and partially in the MEDIA Sub-programme. At this web-site, in addition to the info on Culture and MEDIA Sub-programmes and cross-cultural actions, you can get familiar with prizes and other EU-level culture related initiatives and document library.
This page of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) also presents Creative Europe Programme of the EU. Here you can find relevant information on different funding schemes encourage the audiovisual, cultural and creative players to operate across Europe, to reach new audiences and to develop the skills needed in the digital age. You also can get informed concerning application procedures within the programme; current calls for proposals and selection results; different events, such as the programme presentations, videos and other tools worldwide; cultural, media and cross-sectoral actions; and results of the projects supported by Creative Europe.
The Creative Europe Desks serve as gateway to accessing the EU Creative Europe Programme. Activities of the Creative Europe Desks include networking support to facilitate contact between cultural operators in different countries and partner finding assistance. Among Eastern Partnership countries, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine have been established national Creative Europe Desks.
The Creative Europe Desks serve as gateway to accessing the EU Creative Europe Programme by providing free information and guidance on how to access funding opportunities under the Programme and regular updates on audiovisual and culture-related issues at European level. The desks also facilitate contact between cultural operators in different countries and partner search. Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine have been established national Creative Europe Desks.
Creative Europe is a consolidated framework programme in support of Europe's cultural and creative sectors launched by the EC in 2014. It also supports policy work undertaken in the framework of the Work Plan for Culture 2015-2018. The programme is the main source of EU funding for the culture sector until 2020 and also supports cultural and audiovisual projects with non-EU countries. More information can be found in the section “Funding opportunities”.
Here you can find specific information on the Culture Sub-programme that helps cultural and creative organisations to operate transnationally and promotes the cross-border circulation of works of culture and the mobility of cultural players. It provides financial support to projects with a European dimension aiming to share cultural content across borders. Funding opportunities cover a diverse range of schemes: Cooperation projects, Literary Translation, Networks or Platforms. Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine are eligible to fully participate in the Culture Sub-programme.
This web-resource of the EC informs about the MEDIA Sub-programme of Creative Europe designed to support European film and other audiovisual industries. The sub-programme is placed into the context of European Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy aimed at opening up digital opportunities for people and business. The DSM is purposed to enhance Europe's position as a world leader in the digital economy. You can also find here information on digital culture, media policies, copyrights and many more related to the topic “Digital Economy & Society”.
The MEDIA Sub-programme provides funding for the development, promotion and distribution of European works within Europe and beyond by supporting initiatives to promote the distribution of works and the access to markets; development of projects or a set of projects (slate funding); production of television programmes or video games; activities to increase interest in and improve access to audiovisual works; cinema networks and film festivals; international co-production and circulation and distribution of works; and activities to build skills and capacities of audiovisual sector professionals. The MEDIA Sub-programme is open to EaP countries. Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine have joined with partial participation, i.e. participation in Training, Festivals, Film Education and Market Access Activities. Full participation will be possible when these countries have aligned with the AVMS Directive of the EU.
Creative Force Eastern Europe and Turkey supports collaborative projects with the overall objective of supporting democratisation, freedom of expression and human rights in the target countries. These aims shall be achieved through mutual learning processes and sustainable networks between organisations and agents of change who work specifically with either culture or the media to bring about change. The primary target group can include organisations and groups of cultural actors and journalists, other actors within media organisations as well as human rights defenders and political activists, women’s rights groups, youth organisations or other relevant actors who work to increase democratisation and freedom of expression. All 6 EaP countries are eligible. The deadline is 25 January 2017.
The current annual review aims to provide an overview of the latest developments in the CCIs in the three countries. The focus is on effective measures to promote and support entrepreneurship within cultural and creative industries. The joint network between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania initiated in 2006 to develop creative industries and exchange information was one of the first examples of government-level cross-border cooperation in Europe. Since then experts and officials have been sharing best practices in CCIs and formulated common positions within the European Union. The three countries have also been vocal advocates of including culture and creativity within the Europe 2020 strategy and its flagship initiatives.
The strategy outlines a number of goals for the next 12 months to help inform and support the work of some 14,000 creative businesses in Scotland across no fewer than 16 sub-sectors – from games design to architecture. It focuses on supporting creative companies and businesses aiming to be self-sustaining. According to the strategy, the overall ambition is for Scotland to be the most positive environment globally for innovative creative businesses of all scales. In short, Creative Scotland’s strategy for creative industries is to grow sustainability, innovation and specialisation, and to encourage the resilience needed for a successful 21st century economy.
This course by University of Minnesota deals directly with human ability for creativity which is a critical skill in any field. It focuses on divergent thinking, the ability to develop multiple ideas and concepts to solve problems. Through a series of creativity building exercises, short lectures, and readings, learners develop both an understanding of creativity and increase their own ability. The MOOC will help the participants to understand the role of creativity and innovation in their own work and in other disciplines. It will challenge to move outside of the existing comfort zone and to recognize the value of that exploration.
The strategy published in 2016 embraces a full range of practice across literature, visual art and craft, music, dance, theatre and interdisciplinary arts. It has been shaped by sector reviews and existing research reports and approaches that have contributed to the development of the arts across the UK over the last 70 years. The strategy sets out a range of commitments for Creative Scotland’s work to support the arts in Scotland including: developing a stronger financial context for artists to work in; raising the profile of the value of artists among people and communities; building resilience and sustainability of the arts sector; increasing participation in, and public engagement with, the arts in all its forms; increasing the range and diversity of perspectives that help shape Creative Scotland’s support to the arts in the future; and hosting and facilitating a series of debates across Scotland over the next two years to discuss the opportunities and challenges ahead.
The strategy published in 2014 was developed in consultation with a wide range of individuals and organisations, including those working in film and moving image education, further and higher education, film production, distribution, exhibition and audience development, as well as from representative industry bodies. It identifies seven key priorities from the establishment of a sustainable film studio and increasing incentives for film and television production to greater support for writers and script development and greater emphasis on film and moving image education.
This 8-week MOOC by KU Leuven University is based on the Europeana Space project funded within the European Union's ICT Policy Support Programme. The course helps to learn how to creatively reuse digital cultural content. The MOOC has separate models dedicated to photography; open and hybrid publishing; TV; dance; museums; intellectual property for the cultural entrepreneurship; and creative marketing. It is aimed for students and teacher with an interest in cultural heritage, GLAM professionals or cultural heritage enthusiasts without prior technical knowledge.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) offers free open to the public courses that run throughout the year or several times per year. UNITAR provides training and capacity development activities to assist mainly developing countries and other groups and communities who are most vulnerable, including those in conflict situations. Crea4Dev was developed to raise awareness on the value of creativity and culture as pillars of sustainable development. The course will help you to identify the essence of creative economy and creative industries nowadays and the link between creative industries and sustainable development; and distinguish between the two business models of creative entrepreneurship.