European Commission announces results of calls on creative sector research
The results of a series of calls for creative sector research and pilot projects, published by the European Commission in August and September 2015, have now been announced. The European Commission is keen to conduct research into current trends and to identify potential for growth and innovation in the creative sector. The findings and outcomes from these studies and pilot projects help to shape the development of their policies in the future.
- Crowdfunding for the cultural and creative sectors: kick-starting the cultural economy
The aim of this pilot project is to identify, analyse and publicise the best practices in Europe's crowdfunding in the cultural and creative sectors. The contract was awarded to a consortium, led by IDEA Strategische Economische Consulting, in partnership with the European Crowdfunding Network and Ecorys UK Limited.
- European expert network on culture and audiovisual (EENCA)
Panteia B.V. leads the contract with Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) for this tender. It focuses on the improvement of cultural and audiovisual policy development in Europe through the establishment of an effective network of culture and audiovisual industry experts and leading European centres.
- An updated study on the economy of culture – creative value chains
IDEA Strategische Economische Consulting leads a consortium, in partnership with KEA European Affairs and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), who will propose a methodology and carry out an analysis of the creative value chains for each of the different cultural and creative sub-sectors.
- Supporting networks of young creative entrepreneurs: EU and third countries
A consortium of organisations has been chosen to implement this pilot project, which aims to create a platform to gather existing networks of young cultural and creative sector entrepreneurs in the EU and in third countries, as well as facilitating the creation of new ones:
Inovamais - Servicios de Consultadoria em Inovaçãos Tecnológicas S.A (leader);
Kea European Affairs;
Addict – Agência para o Desenvolvimento das Indústrias Criativas;
Fonds Roberto Cimetta;
Elia – The European League of Institutes of the Arts.
- EU network of creative hubs and co-working spaces
This project aims to reinforce networks of creative hubs, strengthen transnational and cross-sectoral cooperation within the cultural and creative sectors, and enhance exchanges of experience and best practice between EU creative hubs and cultural and creative sectors. A consortium of organisations has been chosen to carry out this project:
British Council (leader);
European Business and Innovation Centre Network;
Bios Exploring Urban Culture;
Addict - Agência para o Desenvolvimento das Indústrias Criativas;
Betahaus GmbH & Co. KG;
Creative Edinburgh Limited;
Factoria Cultural – Vivero de Industrias Creativas.
- Study on audience development – How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations
The contract for this study, aiming to identify good practices and successful methodologies for audience development for European cultural organisations, has been awarded to a consortium of organisations:
Fondazione Fitzcarraldo (leader);
Culture Action Europe;
ECCOM Progetti srl;
Intercult Productions Ek. För.
19 Jan 2016