REOPENING CULTURE

Creatives Unite was born in response to the pandemic and the pressing need to gather in one place pertinent initiatives and information related to the CCS in the EU in response to the COVID crisis.

One year later, it is time to shift the platform’s focus to the EU’s re-opening phase towards a brighter future. It is time for the Cultural and Creative Sectors to come back stronger.

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Funding

Introducing VICSCREEN – Victoria’s Screen Industry Strategy 2021-2025

As film, television and digital games projects spring back from the global COVID hiatus, the Victorian Budget 2021/22 will provide a record $120.7 million for an ambitious strategy to supercharge Victoria’s $2.2 billion screen industry; growing jobs, strengthening screen businesses and bringing local content to screens worldwide.

Events

5G Festival – Plans unveiled for world’s first 5G powered, immersive hybrid festival experience

The pandemic may have changed the habits and appetites of consumers for the long term, as audiences increasingly look for remote, digital and blended experiences. 5G Festival imagines the “festival of the future” when artists and audiences can gather and connect both in person and online, with the power of 5G to communicate the “live-ness” of the experience wherever you are.

Research / Surveys

INCREAS – Innovative and creative solutions for Cultural Heritage | Survey

In recent years, cultural heritage has increasingly become the focus of attention of the European Commission. INCREAS project serves to continue several actions taken in recent years and to create a strong sector combining cultural heritage and cultural and creative industries for the benefit of both.

Funding

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Is Launching a $25 Million ‘New Deal’-Style Program to Employ Local Artists With Public Commissions

The money will fund some 1,500 local artists in the “comeback of New York City,” the mayor says.

Funding

Italian Museums Open Again: The Big Plan To Restart The Cultural Sector

With the beginning of this week, and after months of closure, Italian museums, theaters and cinemas have reopened their doors in most of the country’s regions. And with a €6.7 billion ($8 billion) plan, Italy’s Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini is now intending to relaunch the entire sector. “Culture will give a great contribution to the country’s recovery,” he announced.

Events

Audience Insights Conference Wales

This May, The Audience Agency presents a free-to-attend National Insights Conference in collaboration with Arts Council of Wales. Places can be booked for the whole conference programme, day passes, or for individual sessions.

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