creativity

How to convince the creative investor?[1]

The ambition of the European Union is to address the EUR 8 billion funding gap which is preventing the cultural and creative sector (CCS)[2] from growing, creating more jobs and stimulating economic and social renaissance. The European CCS is world leader in creativity but lacks the capacity to scale-up largely because of a deficiency in … Suite

Happy New Year! KEA turns 20!

KEA was created as an organisation with a mission. A mission that has more to do with promoting ideas and values than accumulating consulting fees. We obviously aim to please our customers (mainly public organisations) but we never deviated from our convictions and we are proud of our financial and editorial independence. KEA has survived … Suite

b.creative goes to South Korea

b.creative is proud to partner with Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA) and the Korean Ministry of Culture to contribute to Startup:CON 2018 in Seoul on 19-20 November 2018. STARTUP:CON is an annual conference organised by KOCCA dedicated to culture and creative entrepreneurship. It will be attended by more than 1,000 entrepreneurs and start-ups from South … Suite

Une politique culturelle pour l’Union Européenne – La culture peut transformer l’Europe – par Philippe Kern

Le mouvement initié par Kaaczyński, Orban et Salvini fonde la vision d’une Europe « forteresse », close et isolationniste. Dans leur perspective, la célébration des mythes nationaux s’allie avec une vision nationaliste qui touche également les formes d’expressions culturelles. Ils accusent ainsi l’Union Européenne de menacer les identités nationales[1]. Si la politique culturelle a historiquement … Suite

KEA to provide capacity building to increase investment in the Cultural and Creative sectors under the EU Guarantee Facility

On 13 June 2018 the European Investment Fund (EIF) announced the launch of a capacity building programme for financial intermediaries in the Cultural and Creative Sectors (CCS). Selected by the EIF, KEA European Affairs partnered with Deloitte Digital to provide the scheme operating under the Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility. The Facility is a … Suite

KEA contributes to Orfeo & Majnun, an ambitious artistic project to stimulate intercultural dialogue and community participation

Orfeo & Majnun is an inclusive, intercultural and multilingual music theatre project developed with a participatory community-driven approach by La Monnaie / De Munt (Belgium), Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria), Festival d’Aix-en-Provence (France), Valletta 2018 (Malta), Krakowskie Biuro Festiwalowe (Poland), Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal) and Operadagen Rotterdam (the Netherlands). This is a €4 million ambitious project … Suite

Cultural & creative entrepreneurs call for improved mobility for market exploration and development

KEA reports on the ‘International mobility of creative entrepreneurs’ survey.   Conducted among members of the b.creative network in February 2018, the consultation will inform the development of a European Mobility Fund for Arts and Culture[1] from cultural and creative entrepreneurs’ point of view with the following main messages: Cultural and creative entrepreneurs call for … Suite