Monthly Archives: April 2014

Join us today in Athens, Greece for the #1 culent@athens talk

Finally, the day has come for the 1st Cultural Entrepreneurship talk entitled ‘CULENT@ATHENS’, taking place in ROMANTSO in downtown Athens.







1st talk – Tuesday 29 April, 19-21.00

Theme: Cultural Entrepreneurship to be defined


19-20.00 Talks

Intro: What is Cultural Entrepreneurship after all?

Maria-Louiza Laopodi, – CulturePolis

1. What are the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs)?

Speaker: Georges Perot, President ASBL EURICCA – General Manager MESO NGO

2. Cultural professionals and entrepreneurs

Speaker: Giorgos Georgakopoulos, CAMP! / Cheapart Director

3. Cultural producer & cultural manager

Speaker: Yorgos Likiardopoulos, Producer, Lykofos NGOHighway Productions


20-21.00 Discussion with participants


For more info, click here.


REMIX Summit

A very important and interesting event is soon taking place in Sydney, Australia. It is the REMIX Summit, happening from 8 till 9 May 2014.





I got to this info through the Visual ArtsHub website, where I read an interesting interview from the Managing Partner of, Peter Tullin, the force behind REMIX.

“This is the first of the REMIX Summits to be presented outside of London, following its two sell-out successes at Google UK and Bloomberg UK last year. Following Sydney, REMIX heads to New York in September, and later in 2015 talks are set on Dubai and Tokyo to join the circuit.”

As the author, Gina Fairley, states in her article, “Cultural entrepreneurship is the new future and you can meet those leading the field at this global summit to be held in Sydney.” I couldn’t agree more with her and wish I could attend this and the ones to come.

For more info, click here.


Cultural indicators for Australia

As part of my ongoing research about cultural entrepreneurship, I have understood the value of indicators and statistics and the power of data (numbers) interpretation. Numbers speak to finance people and finance people make decisions about where the funding (money) goes to. Only recently national authorities have started collecting cultural data and initiated a public discussion on what is and what is not cultural data and how to count employment in the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs).

So while looking for more interpreted data, I came across an ‘Australia-wide consultation on the value and future development of a set of national cultural indicators’. A consultation by the Australian Ministry for the Arts has been launched. It is entitled ‘Future of National Cultural Indicators’ and it offered participation to a survey closing on March 17th, 2014.







The call was as follows:

“Vital Signs is the first attempt to identify a set of high level cultural indicators for Australia. It was developed by the Statistics Working Group of the Meeting of Cultural Ministers and released for discussion purposes.

The Vital Signs indicators are based on a framework for measuring the value of the arts and cultural sector in terms of its contribution to economic prosperity, cultural vitality and social well-being.

Suggested indicators include:

  • Economic value measured by cultural employment and expenditure on cultural goods and activities;
  • Cultural value measured by innovation and cultural identity; and
  • Social value measured by access and participation.”

For more information including the full report, fact sheet and Power Point presentation, click here.

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