Connect for Creativity provides a number of opportunities for students, academics, artists, creative professionals, policy makers and the general public to exchange knowledge and experience, build skills and develop new partnerships.
The networking conferences will explore the trends and ideas shaping the future of creative industries. Three networking conferences will take place in Belgrade, Kayseri and Athens throughout the project.
Connect for Creativity’s first networking conference took place in Belgrade, Serbia between 12 and 14 June at the Cultural Center of Belgrade and Fabrika.
Connect for Creativity’s second networking conference will take place in Kayseri, Turkey on 5-6 December 2019 at Abdullah Gül University, Sümer Campus.
Connect for Creativity art and technology residency will bring artists from Turkey, the UK, Greece and Serbia together to build bridges and empathy within and across societies. The artists will be asked to question what hopes and fears are associated with rapidly changing work and life environments in contemporary society, how a networked culture can develop cohesion and deal with uncertainty and change.
The Creative Economy Team of the Cardiff University is analysing the role of Creative Hubs for intercultural dialogue in Turkey, Serbia, Greece and the UK on behalf of the British Council. This research is part of the Connect for Creativity project and the goal is to support intercultural exchange between the participating countries and support future development of creative hubs and activities.
Artworks produced at the end of the art and technology residencies will form an exhibition to be shown in the UK and the residency cities.
We will partner with, Furtherfield, one of the longest running art and technology centres in London, to organise the final exhibition of the project that will take place between 12 March – 19 April 2020.
The study visit will invite 10 policy and decision makers from Turkey, Greece and Serbia for a bespoke programme with the aim of developing cultural and creative industries.
The programme will offer opportunities for the policy makers to build new connections with their counterparts and find out more about the best of UK creative industries. This shared first-hand experience will increase knowledge and understanding and an opportunity to connect with and explore potential partnerships between the 4 countries