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V International Forum in the framework of NDPC
"CULTURE AS A FACTOR OF GROWTH" 

The Forum will take place on November 14- 15, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The theme of 2018 Forum is "Urbanism as Part of Modern Culture". The Forum will bring together Russian and other NDPC countries’ experts and audiences interested in development of culture and creative industries and its cross- sectorial aspects. The Forum will include a plenary session "Urbanism and creative industries: at the intersection of culture, economy and tourism" and three sections of themes with discussions following to them such as "Adapting city space as cultural clusters", "Urban festivals as a platform for start-ups" and "Cultural heritage objects as a part of the modern city". The Venue of the Forum: Hotel Parklane, St.Petersburg. Official web-site (soon to be open for registration of participants): www.ndpcrussia2018.com. Contacts for further information: Maria Sergienko maria.sergienko@mkrf.ru and Ilze Gailite Holmberg  Ilze.Gailite.Holmberg@norden.lv.
 
Northern Dimension
Future Forum 2018

The Northern Dimension Future Forum 2018: Creating a better world through cultural and creative crossovers will be held on November 15, 2018, from 12.00 to 16.00 at the Hotel Radisson Sonya, St. Petersburg, Russia. The potential of culture and creativity is increasingly recognized in solving the social and societal challenges of the 21st century, including issues related to health and social wellbeing, sustainability, and environment. This event brings together policy makers, artists, and creative professionals to discuss and share experiences on cultural and creative crossovers addressing these challenges. The event aims to inspire the participants through knowledge exchange and interactive discussions focusing on recent experiments by various actors as well as policy developments at various governmental levels. As a concrete output, the event aims to develop policy visions and recommendations for the Northern Dimension area to strengthen the crossover potential of culture and creativity in the society. For further information, please visit www.northerndimension.info.

 
New Realities. Creative Industries Forum

“New Realities. Creative Industries Forum” is a creative industry event, that will host industry professionals from 8 Baltic Sea Region countries. The Forum will be held on October 18 and 19 in Riga, Latvia, at "Dizaina fabrika”, Slokas iela 52d. You will have the opportunity to hear:
- Visions from internationally renowned experts about the future of creative industries: Rasmus Wiinstedt Tscherning, Kenneth Agerholm, Gleb Maltsev;
- Success stories from Latvian entrepreneurs: WARP, Every Little Thing, Anatomy Next, and more;
- Creativity week radi!2018 conclusion discussion named "Radi-dari" (Create-do), focusing on the culture of failure. Participants: Edgars Bāliņš, Egita Prāma (discussion festival LAMPA), poet Sergejs Timofejevs, Sandis Kondrats (Anatomy Next), moderated by Sandra Kropa;
- Global competition CREATIVE BUSINESS CUP final for Latvia and the Baltic Sea region.
Forum organizers: LIAA Creative Industries Incubator. Supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, NDPC, Danish Cultural Institute, Nordic Council of Ministers Office in Latvia, British Council in Latvia, UNESCO Latvian National Commission. Realised by: STORY HUB. See the program here.

 

NDPC seminar and workshop in Madona, Latvia, within NDPC Collaboration Project: CreaDigi&Tourism

On August 16 and 17, 2018 a seminar and practical workshop by NDPC titled Tell a Story – what is the Unique About Your Place. Creating a Story of Your Place, Product and Service. Design Thinking - an Introduction took place in Madona, Vidzeme region of Latvia. The aims of the seminar were to give practical knowledge to its participants on the importance of storytelling in creating image and in promotion of the town and the region, of development of CCI products and services; to share good examples and case studies of Latvia and Denmark and use experts’ knowledge and experience in developing ideas for regional development of cultural tourism; to bring ideas and concrete suggestions for future developments, future projects and collaboration; to prototype regional problems, challenges and solutions in local story development for other similar cases and places. The event consisted of presentations and practical exercises involving CCI, city development, tourism experts from Latvia, Latvia&Switzerland and Denmark on one side, and local CCI, tourism SMS and municipal operators on the other side. Read more about the conclusions of the seminar here.



ARS BALTICA Creative Dialogue

ARS BALTICA believes that significant progress in cultural co-operation in the Baltic Sea Region can be made by gathering local cultural operators in smaller groups and getting their perspective on the big picture of international cultural co-operation in the region. The format of creative dialogue kicked-off in Rendsburg, continued in Gdansk, Riga, Tallinn, Stockholm and Pori, and will in 2018/19 travel twice two all BSR countries offering space for networking and workshop events gathering open-minded cultural actors from all sides of the table to share, network and augment the value of cultural work. In the first set of meetings there will be a one day workshop for up to 30 participants including a creative networking part and a workshop on audience development, led by Agata Etmanowicz from Impact Foundation, Warsaw. Upcoming events: October 24 - Aarhus, October 26 - Kiel, November 7 - Kaunas. If you are interested in joining, please get in touch via: mail@arsbaltica.net.

NordicBaltic Festival Platform Conference

The conference of the NordicBaltic Festival Platform will take place on October 22-24, 2018 in Gdansk, Poland and is themed "Relevance". The Conference will bring together managers and artistic directors of festivals from all fields of art and culture to exchange ideas and best practices, make new connections and explore various possibilities for cooperation, while attending some great Polish performances.  Check out the program and register here.

 
Cross Innovation Conference
 

Mastering the complex challenges of today and tomorrow requires bridge builders who think in the long term. This applies to networking the various sectors in general and in particular to fostering cooperation with the creative industries. Public and semi-public institutions from all over Europe will meet in Hamburg to exchange views on a forward-looking approach to fostering innovation in cooperation with the creative industries: cross innovation. The Cross Innovation Conference will be held on November 29 and 30, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. The conference marks the start of a new European network whose goal is a constant exchange with interested partners beyond the conference days. See the program and register here.

Nordic-Baltic Mobility program funding

Mobility funding is now available through the Nordic Culture Point's administered Nordic-Baltic Mobility program, and it is intended for travel and stay of professional artists or cultural workers within Nordic and/or Baltic countries. Application period: September 21 - October 22, 2018. Find out more.
More information on NDPC and culture and creative industries news and events on NDPC website www.ndpculture.org and Facebook: NDPCpage
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