Monthly Archives: August 2014

Creative Industries Fund in the Kindom of Jordan

In June 2014, in the Kingdom of Jordan, they saw the launch of Oasis500‘s new investment track, the “Creative Industries Fund“, which will support and invest in artistic and cultural entrepreneurship.


It will be dedicated to all residents in the MENA region focusing on self-sustainable projects in

– industrial design,

– fashion/home goods,

– online media/journalism,

– architecture,

– film,

– music/performing arts,

– digital art agencies/animation, and

– crafts.

The fund will target talented entrepreneurs in all governorates of the kingdom, and aims to help them transform their ideas into fruitful projects that can contribute to the Jordanian economy. This was launched during the “Entrepreneurial Talent Exhibition”, an exhibition which included 20 artistic creations by 20 different Jordanian entrepreneurs

If you are looking for further information, please visit or email them at


Harnessing Place Branding through CulEnt

“Harnessing Place Branding through Cultural Entrepreneurship” is a book that “draws together three overlapping relationships and knowledge domains. These are:

– the cultural entrepreneurship/creative industries,

– the public and/or private philanthropic contributions that have funded artistic production and

– the preservation and presentation of place brands as a mechanism to revitalize local economies and communities.”


The book is not published yet and it will come out in December 2014 so I can’t recommend it, but only suggest it might be interesting to read those 3 different approaches to CulEnt.

To get more info on the book and the authors and order a copy, click here.

Cultural Entrepreneurship Workshop in the Dominican Republic

The Civil Innovation Lab is running a Cultural Entrepreneurship Workshop (Part 2 actually). This is part of a program called Civil Innovation Camp, which is an “immersive program of learning civil innovation by doing in a life-changing journey of 2 weeks with world-class experts on real change-making initiatives in the Dominican Republic, Haïti or Singapore.”

Workshop details:

  • Date: Friday, 22 August 2014 , 2.00 to 5.00PM
  • Location:

*NOT SURE – please confirm with the organizers

Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional
República Dominicana
Email address:
Phone: 849.882.4898

  • Cost: US$60

Workshop info here.
Signup form here.



As I’ve read on their website, the “Civil Innovation Lab (CIV) is the overarching organization of a series of initiatives dedicated to transform inefficiencies, bridge gaps, address value creation and connect stakeholders. Our fields of work range from local communities to education and cultural projects, and include information society, disaster relief and social entrepreneurship.”

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