Cultural and Creative Industries
We promote and develop new models and investments in cultural and creative industries through new entrepreneurial policies for the growth of the sector starting from their actors, thus fostering collaboration between creatives, artists, experts, researchers and entrepreneurs.
We are shaping the future of creative cities by developing sustainable models, starting from the European Capitals of Culture.
AHEH – ARTS & HUMANITIES ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUBS
AHEH – ARTS & HUMANITIES ENTREPRENEURSHIP HUBS was created to transfer entrepreneurial skills to the Faculties of Letters and Philosophy throughout Europe, developing new skills, encouraging the cross-cooperation with other business sectors and increased employability opportunities for students and graduates from the sector.
ECoC-SME Interreg Europe
The ECoC-SME project recognizes the European Capital of Culture (ECoC) Programme as a yet under-utilised opportunity for cities and regions to develop existing and prospective local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) via their early engagement in the event. The project focusses on the mega-event’s potentials to trigger, strengthen and diversify local entrepreneurship by encouraging their creative, ‘unconventionally’ cross-sectoral cooperations, clustering and networking, as well as their internationalisation.
BRIDGING THE GAP
New mentoring methods for young creative entrepreneurs in Europe
Bridging the gap: new mentoring methods for young creative entrepreneurs in Europe is a transnational project developed under Erasmus + EU program and addresses Creative Enterprise Trainer/Mentors, professionals who advise and support young people in the CCIs, expert advisers and young aspiring creatives and creative start-ups.
Supporting Female Artists and Creatives to Globalise their Business
Global FemArt addresses female artists and creatives who wish to grow their businesses across EU-borders as well as policymakers, cultural organisations, stakeholders and other interested parties.
Global FemArt aims to develop specific support for female artists and creatives entrepreneurial development through a holistic programme combining (online) training and mentoring.
learn to create
Learn2Create is a transnational project addressing VET teachers and educators as well as CCI employers aiming design, test and validate a new work-based learning (WBL) programme in Europe’s Creative and Cultural Industries (CCIs).
The 4 EU Partners work to develop a comprehensive and tailored approach to promote WBL in the CCI sector and provide specific support to companies and entrepreneurs from this sector and VET teachers and trainers.
Partnership for Creative Apprenticeships
P4CA is a project aimed at applying new models to support quality and effective apprenticeships in the creative and cultural sector, developing new training content, joint VET qualifications and skills of trainers and facilitators for apprenticeships and traineeships and promoting the application of the European Apprenticeship Framework to CCI in six European countries.
Creative Soft Skills
Creative Soft Skills is programme focused on creativity and culture, social entrepreneurship, social innovation and entrepreneurial education.
The main beneficiaries are artists, recently graduated artists that are going to start working within the industry and, at the same time, artists with any age at the beginning of their career, plus artists that could have decided to leave formal type of education and prefer to develop their skills via non-formal education.
Cultural and Arts Entrepreneurship in Adult Education
CREATION highlights the central role of culture and training in and through cultural narratives in entrepreneurial and innovative practice—what we refer to as cultural entrepreneurship—and advocate that policy makers and practitioners in the field of adult education need to take a broader, inclusive view of cultural entrepreneurship education and training, to incorporate the diverse cultural and social meaning making systems that entrepreneurs use as tool kits to facilitate their pursuit of novelty.
EUROPEAN OPEN DESIGN SCHOOL FOR SUSTAINABLE REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
DeuS is a 9-country project, coordinated by Fondazione Matera 2019 and promoted by regional VET providers and cultural and creative industries representatives, variously linked to research and technological centres and public players, that even stand for 4 European Capitals of Culture, among past, presents and future designated cities.
O-City is a transnational project developed within the Erasmus + programme aimed at discovering, promoting and enhancing the cultural heritage (tangible and intangible) of cities, encouraging the Orange Economy by training professionals (experts) in creative technologies to integrate this knowledge into existing or new entrepreneurial activities, modernising universities and innovating teaching and learning methodologies.
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