New IN SITU survey investigates the innovation potential of CCIs in non-urban areas

IN SITU announces the launch of a survey investigating the innovation potential of cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas. Focusing on IN SITU’s six Lab regions, the survey aims to discover CCI subsectors with high innovation potential, capable of acting as catalysts for economic development and significantly contributing to socioeconomic growth and sustainability in the EU.

Creative Industry Workshops in Galway: “Elevate your Innovative and Creative Potential in Non-urban Areas!”

The University of Galway’s UrbanLab is inviting artists, creative people and anyone interested to join a series of free workshops hosted in partnership with the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts from Sofia, Bulgaria. The workshops are taking place on 22-23 February 2024 as part of the Horizon Europe IN SITU project that supports the work of the creative and cultural industries in non-urban areas of Europe.

Unveiling diversification potential and resilience: Paths for cultural and creative activities in non-urban regions

The investigations carried out in the latest reports from the University of Utrecht within their work for the IN SITU project underscore the importance of identifying and supporting occupations and trademarks related to cultural and creative activities, encouraging local policy interventions to foster growth and innovation, especially in non-urban regions. The insights derived can inform policymakers and inspire further research, providing a valuable evolutionary perspective on navigating challenges in the creative and cultural sector.

IN SITU Lab: In focus – the Western coastal periphery, Ireland

The Western coastal periphery of Ireland is a region that includes Galway County and City, Roscommon County and Mayo County and has a vibrant cultural and creative industries sector, particularly around traditional and contemporary music, theatre and performance as well as a significant cluster of film and television production companies.

IN SITU gender report points out the opportunity for the cultural sector to act as role model for gender equality in non-urban areas

With the report “Gender dimension of CCIs in non-urban areas“, IN SITU publishes an important view on inequalities and discrimination based on gender in the cultural and creative sector that attempts to move away from a urban-centric perspective in order to focus on rural areas. The report was developed by the IN SITU research team of the University of Hildesheim with the support of the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra and of the IN SITU Lab partners, whose networks made it possible to conduct qualitative interviews.

IN SITU Webinar series – FOCUS ON: Webinar #3

How does cultural and creative work contribute to place-based sustainability and resiliency? — This is the topic of IN SITU Webinar #3, the last (but not least!) event of the IN SITU webinar series “Creative vitality in non-urban areas?”. On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, at 14h30-16h30 CET, our hosts and IN SITU partners Mark Justin Rainey (University of Galway) and Ieva Zemite (Latvian Academy of Culture) will guide us through a panel discussion with our speakers Patrick Collins (University of Galway – IN SITU Partner), Jude Ortiz (NORDIK Institue, Algoma University – IN SITU International Advisory Board Member), Leandro Pisano (Interzona Cultural Association), Markéta Dolejšová (Aalto University – CreaTures: Creative Practices for Transformational Futures) and Arja Lemmetyinen (University of Turku – DISCE: Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Creative Economies).

Seminar ““How can artists and creatives be more entrepreneurial and innovative in non-urban areas?”, October 31 – November 2, 2023 in Rauma (Finland) and online (Teams)

In the context of the IN SITU project, the University of Turku (UTU) in collaboration with the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFIZ) organises an interactive cooperation seminar titled “How can artists and creatives be more entrepreneurial and innovative in non-urban areas?” for cultural and creative actors at the Rauma Maritime Museum and […]

IN SITU Webinar series – FOCUS ON: Webinar #2

How can CCI innovation ecosystems be fostered in non-urban areas? — This is the focus of IN SITU Webinar #2 on Monday, October 30, 2023, 14h30-16h30 CET.
Hosted by Carolina Castaldi (Utrecht University — IN SITU Consortium partner), the webinar will include presentations and discussions of insights arising from the projects RURITAGE: Heritage for Rural Regeneration; FLIARA: Female-Led Innovation in Agriculture and Rural Areas; IN SITU: Place-based Innovation of Cultural and Creative Industries in Non-urban Areas; research conducted in the United States by Tim Wojan (National Science Foundation); and lessons from the EMES Network on fostering social innovation and social enterprise.

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