It is widely expected that culture and heritage automatically inspire innovation and new creative entrepreneurship but research shows that this is rarely the case. It is therefore necessary to challenge and reinterpret the role of cultural and creative industries (CCIs) for regional development.
The SACHE project will develop and deliver integrated local development strategies based on tools and approaches that accelerate creative entrepreneurship within and around cultural heritage. The project will expand and strengthen the role of cultural heritage sites, symbols and values by transforming them into “Smart Accelerators of Creative Heritage Entrepreneurship” (SACHE) based on a newly developed central European model.
Museums, galleries, theatres and festivals will be conceived not only as sites of education or entertainment but also as accelerators, i.e. cultural engines that mobilise and nurture the energies of small creative businesses.
This will expand access to cultural heritage as well as the production of value enhancing services, the development of innovative clustering of CCIs around each SACHE. It will also help to foster cross-sectoral cooperation with other industrial and service sectors especially in digital technologies.
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On 26th and 27th January ZICER organized SACHE Conference Innovative practices of Cultural Heritage and Creative Entrepreneurship and Brainstorming Accelerator where diverse partners discussed about the possibilities for creative entrepreneurship.
On the first day, the Conference has gathered more than 70 participants willing to see and hear best examples of practices of recent creative entrepreneurship projects which all have demonstrated a high level of proficiency and standards of their projects. The second day was dedicated to a brainstorming session and interactive workshop.
On December 9th, FVGAR organized, in an online format, the local co-creation course of the SACHE project. CCIs, cultural operators and policy makers have been involved in the workshop.
In the first part of the event, FVGAR introduced the SACHE project and the upcoming activites scheduled for the territory; in the second part of the event the participants shared their point of view and their suggestions on the possible strategies to improve the cooperation between CCIs and cultural heritage sites.
In connection with the professional implementation of the SACHE project on 15th December INNOVA Észak-Alföld Nonprofit Kft. organized online LOCAL CO-CREATION COURSE.
INNOVA invited creative practitioners/SMEs and cultural operators and collected information and suggestions from them how to improve the cooperation between cultural institutions and creative practitioners. Many SMEs and cultural operators were interested in the online event, 10 representatives joined from the side of cultural operators and 5 from the creative practitioners/SMEs' side.
This document is created in the frame of the project SACHE “Smart Accelerators of Cultural Heritage Enterpreneurship”.
The strategy intends to strengthen the role of cultural heritage on a regional level by transforming involved actors into “smart accelerators of creative heritage” in order that the cultural sites, items not to be conceived only as venues of contemplation, education or entertainment but also as accelerators, i.e. cultural engines that enthuse, mobilize and nurture the energies of small creative business.
The Friuli Venezia Giulia Autonomous Region has organized online local event where the contributions collected from the local stakeholders during the previous world cafè event, for the improvement of the SACHE Strategy and of the new strategy “Slow Aquileia” for the Archaeological Area of Aquileia, has been presented and will be now shared with the partnership of the SACHE project, for the implementation of a new model for the valorization of the cultural heritage in the Central Europe Area”.
Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia has organized the World Cafè of the SACHE project, in an innovative online format. More than 50 local stakeholders have been involved and discussed on the new strategy for the development of a new HUB for cultural and creative industries in the Archaeological Site of Aquileia. The stakeholders proposed new ideas and debated over possible instruments, obstacles, advantages and disadvantages of the cooperation between cultural heritage institutions and CCIs.
Zicer's SACHE online local event gathered 5 experts from the cultural & creative sector to discusse about SACHE strategy. They have emphasized how the recession is affecting arts and culture in terms of funding, what innovative approach to tackle this situation EU can do, what is the role of digital transformation and new business models coming along with social changes and raise of people awareness.
In cooperation with the City municipality of Maribor the Maribor Development Agency has organized a World Café event for representatives of cultural and creative industries. The participants agreed that it is necessary to provide more networking events between both sectors and to foster their collaboration with appropriate supporting services. They have defined several obstacles that have hindered them so far: a lack of time and finances, a lack of knowledge and information, unconsciousness and unawareness.
The World Café event with 20 creative professionals, cultural institutions, representatives of the City and high-tech SME’s was organized by the Innovation Centre in Zagreb. Overall, all participants see benefits as outcome of cooperation between the enterprises and Cultural Assets/Heritages. The key challenge is communication and information flow which can be enhanced for both sides. Sharing information, different workshops, capacity building events and training could help to overcome obstacles and build trust between partners and establish more cooperating relationships.
The event was organized by Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Pécs-Baranya (CCIPB). Most of the participants have agreed that a cooperation between the enterprises and Cultural Assets/Heritages is a perfect way for appearance, and has good PR value. Also, the communication and information flow between the two parties can have advantages for both sides. Evolving trainings, building trust between each other and establishing, widening relationships is essential for excellent operation not only between the two actors, but for their own operation, as well.
Technology park Ljubljana has organised a transnational workshop exploring innovative trends for the valorisation of cultural assets. The workshop has offered new perspective of the integration of cultural heritage in the local economy by strengthening the awareness of its value for businesses in general and the creative economy in particular. During the workshopr speakers have discussed the hypothesis and the aims of the project and provided comments based on good practices from Slovenian and other central European regions.
Public and private sector partners in the field of creative industries, culture and development institutions shared their expectations, reviewed the project objectives and outputs as well as discussed planned project activities concerning the Smart Accelerators of Creative Heritage Entrepreneurship.
The meeting was hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Craft and Agriculture of Venice Rovigo (lead partner in the project).