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Adolf Winkelmann's film installation "Flying Pictures" lights up the U-tower: the picture clock on the roof top runs daily from 6:00 in the morning to midnight. Every day has its own motif. In the time from midnight to 6:00 in the morning the picture clock shows the real time. The installation can be seen not only in Dortmund, but throughout the world via webcam.  >> MORE

That was FAR14

FAR14 beyond a conference – that’s what Forum d’Avignon Ruhr 2014 was: a place of debate, a showcase and a research platform for culture and the creative industries; meeting point for networkers from Bochum to Bilbao and venue of the 2nd N.I.C.E. Award for cultural innovations. The documentation on FAR14 will be published in autumn. Click here for a review including video clips, photos and interviews of the 3rd Forum d’Avignon Ruhr.

The prize is N.I.C.E!

At the 3rd Forum d'Avignon Ruhr, a special prize was awarded: the N.I.C.E. Award. Watch these interviews at LABKULTUR.TV and get to know the winners and nominees: The Real Life in the Wrong One (1st place) +++ Conexiones Improbables +++ Unperfekthaus (2nd place) +++ URBANAUTS (3rd place) +++ MainSide +++ Stone With Full Equipment +++ [ID]factory +++ Kasárne/Culture Park +++ Beautiful Trouble +++ Kitev

ROOM FOR IDEAS

Be it industrial heritage, hidden backyards or a modern ambience: the Ruhr region offers enough room for development and inspiration. The project Creative.Quarters and its diverse service portal as well as its free of charge real estate database aim at presenting space utilisation concepts for the creative use of locations to work or even live in.  >> MORE

N.I.C.E.

In the course of their EU strategy, ecce and their partners in the Ruhr area and from other European countries created the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (N.I.C.E.). Their common goal is to pool regional and European partnerships so as to promote innovative projects of cultural and creative industries. One of the first measures of N.I.C.E. was the establishment of the European Innovation Award for Culture, the N.I.C.E. Award

to be debated

Spillover effects due to culture: basis of innovations, political wishful thinking or the second career of a buzzword? One thing is certain: culture ... >> READ MORE

to be debated

Spillover effects due to culture: basis of innovations, political wishful thinking or the second career of a buzzword? One thing is certain: culture is increasingly being considered for its effect, while the topic “follow-up effects and kick-off functions“ is establishing itself as an integral part of EU programmes.  In the first issue of the publication series “to be debated“ ecce approaches the need for discussion and research on the topic of spillover and publishes an article by the cultural scientist Dr. Jonathan Vickery, University of Warwick, which was written following the masterclass “Strengthening Culture in Urban Developments in Europe“ within the CATALYSE programme at the beginning of 2014.
06.01.2014

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NICE-EUROPE.eu

N.I.C.E. one! The initiative N.I.C.E., started by ecce in 2013, now has its own platform on the Web. The Network for Innovations in Culture and ... >> READ MORE

NICE-EUROPE.eu

N.I.C.E. one! The initiative N.I.C.E., started by ecce in 2013, now has its own platform on the Web. The Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe – the long version of N.I.C.E. – pools the resources of up to 19 partner organizations to systematically promote culture and creativity as a motor for innovation in Europe. Thus the N.I.C.E. Award for projects with cultural innovation potential was awarded in 2013 and 2014. You can find background information about the aims, activities and partners of N.I.C.E., news from the cultural and creative economic landscape of Europe and, in the near future, also information about the N.I.C.E. Award 2015 on the freshly-launched project website.
23.12.2014

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Creative Quarters Ruhr: A modell for Europe

With the project Kreativ.Quartiere Ruhr (Creative.Quarters Ruhr) ecce is developing initiatives at the interface of culture, economics and urban ... >> READ MORE

Creative Quarters Ruhr: A modell for Europe

With the project Kreativ.Quartiere Ruhr (Creative.Quarters Ruhr) ecce is developing initiatives at the interface of culture, economics and urban development in collaboration with the cities and creative people in the Ruhr area. A project relating to the Ruhr area, which has received a great deal of attention from other European countries. What has been done in the Creative.Quarters since the beginning of the promotion programme in 2012, who are the participants in the cities and quarters? In the new publication, “Urban Change. Cultural Movers and Shakers and Places in the Ruhr area”, ecce describes ten Creative.Quarters in the Ruhr area and presents seven participants/initiatives from the quarters as examples: the fashion label URB Clothing in Ückendorf, the Borsig 11 quarter developers in Dortmund, the n.a.t.u.r. festival in Bochum, the Pottporus Association for Dance Production in Herne, the kitev Tower Conversion in Oberhausen, the Stellwerk in Witten, and the Essen artist Jan Schoch. Enjoy reading about them!
23.12.2014

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Documentation of "Art for Business!"

The economy is an art for itself, and businesses need to be creative in order to replace old success models by new ones. But what happens when the ... >> READ MORE

Documentation of "Art for Business!"

The economy is an art for itself, and businesses need to be creative in order to replace old success models by new ones. But what happens when the concept of “Art for Art” as we know it enters different spheres of the economy? Are artistic interventions in production and management a true interference? Are they contaminants or innovation drivers? In September 2014, ecce’s two-event pilot project “Art for Business!” invited artists and business representatives to discuss motivational factors for artistic interventions in publically owned enterprises, entering into a dialogue with experienced stakeholders who have crossed the borders between art and the economy to enable a cooperation between artists and enterprises. You will find the results of these dialogues and practical examples in the recently published documentation of this project.

 

 

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Newsletter 3/2014

Innovations and interventions: The last newsletter of 2014 highlights the (non-) conferences, competitions and workshops which have shaped the ... >> READ MORE

Newsletter 3/2014

Innovations and interventions: The last newsletter of 2014 highlights the (non-) conferences, competitions and workshops which have shaped the discussions about the cultural and creative economy in the last months, from the Creative Shift Forum in Brussels to the AUFTAKT (START) in Duisburg. What are creative people doing at grassroots level? Melting Tights in Gelsenkirchen, Management Consulting with a difference or: initiating Urban Change. The full newsletter is here.
30.12.2014

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