213 applications from 23 countries arrived from the call of the N.I.C.E. Award! Now it´s up to the Jury consisting of Charles Landry (United Kingdom), Arantxa Mendiharat (Spain), Prof. Kurt Mehnert (Germany), Barbara Abel (Austria) and Jarmo Eskelinen (Finland) to select the best projects for the shortlist.
Under the motto CULTURE IS DIGITAL – DIGITAL IS CULTURE the fourth edition of the Forum d'Avignon Ruhr takes place at 22 and 23 September 2015 in Essen. In the mixture of discussions, impulses, round of questions, performative presentations as well as the N.I.C.E. Exhibition and the Award, the Forum d’Avignon Ruhr will seek to highlight a selected range of aspects, who are important for the digital future of our society.
Tasks ans goals, projects and programms, actors and networks: here are all important informations about the european centre for creative economy (ecce) at a glance.
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
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.
The newsletter informs about debates and positions of the culture and creative industries in Germany and Europe. Current issues will be address at the crossroads of cultural, economic and city policies that initiate social changes – or react to these – and depict new perspectives. Photo: © HuellasArtes © 100architects
Webcam Dortmunder U
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
ecce in Bilbao
The conference OcioGune 2015 took place in Bilbao from 10th to 12th June in which ecce also sat on the podium and presented its work. After visiting ... >> READ MORE
ecce in Bilbao
The conference OcioGune 2015 took place in Bilbao from 10th to 12th June in which ecce also sat on the podium and presented its work. After visiting the individual formats on the topic of “Cultural and creative industries’ social effects: measuring the unexpected”, which offered creative as well as interdisciplinary approaches and international guests, ecce was able to exchange views in this context with previous cooperation partners and researchers into spillover effects and to extend its network.
The EU’s ERASMUS Young Entrepreneurs Programme has already been in existence for around five years. It was ecce that encouraged Gelsenkirchen to ... >> READ MORE
The EU’s ERASMUS Young Entrepreneurs Programme has already been in existence for around five years. It was ecce that encouraged Gelsenkirchen to apply as a local contact point with EXCITE. The Cultural Department of the City of Gelsenkirchen is the main contract partner here and the project leader is the Cultural Manager Christiana Henke. The aim of the programme is to network young self-employed persons within the EU with so-called Host Entrepreneurs and to bring them together in a one to six-month stay in a host company. The European Commission makes a contribution towards travel and accommodation costs. The programme is aimed at young entrepreneurs who have already set up their own companies or who can present a solid business plan. Altogether the project consortium intends to match 59 hosts with 59 entrepreneurs by the beginning of 2017. Cultural Manager Henke on the advantages of the programme: “Classical grants usually provide room and board, but unfortunately often no more. With this programme there is the additional benefit of an exchange of experience. To make young entrepreneurs fit for business.”
N.I.C.E. Meeting in Graz
Our Austrian partner, creativ wirtschaft Austria, invited us to the annual meeting of the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe ... >> READ MORE
N.I.C.E. Meeting in Graz
Our Austrian partner, creativ wirtschaft Austria, invited us to the annual meeting of the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe in Graz, UNESCO City of Design, from 19th to 20th May. In addition to a general meeting the focus was on the N.I.C.E. Award 2015, advertised at the beginning of May. Parallel to the annual meeting the exhibition with last year’s winners of the N.I.C.E. Award 2014 was shown within the framework of the “Designmonat Graz” 2015. Theresa Kohmayr, Urbanauts, a previous year‘s winner also presented her project and summed up: “Above all the award has brought credibility to the project. It is quite a different thing when a jury officially judges your project to be good.”