Aims: The European Union has decided to support the Small and Medium enterprises within the Art Sector within the 27 EU countries. It has granted the HKU to execute and coordinate the research needed to develop policy strategies (green paper). The research project recognizes the growing importance of innovation processes and user-generated product development.
Method: At September 2009 the UN UNCTAD 'Creative Economy Conference' has been organized in cooperation with the Network of Art Lecturers in the Netherlands (LOK; Landelijk Overleg Kunst Lectoren). In addition the EACEA Research Project has been initiated.
Results: The EACEA Research regarding the Entrepreneurial dimension f SMEs in the Cultural and Creative Industries started. The second Validation Workshop has been organized and completed in Brussels (15 March 2010).
Utrecht School of The Arts, Faculty of Arts and Economics,
Creative Economies and Creative Cities Project www.hku.nl
Aims: The Faculty of Art and Economics specializes in cultural management. It recognizes the growing importance of the creative industry in our society. These industries were a powerful source of income, job creation and export earnings. The Faculty of Arts and Economics wants to reflect upon the position of the professional education and training in the arts with respect to the Creative Sector.
Method: A Strategic Plan will be developed based upon analyses of the UN UNCTAD 'Creative Economy' Report (Geneva 2008).
Results: the analyses will produce operational strategies in order to improve the relationship between the Professional Art Academies and the Economic Creative Sector, both national and international.A conference will be planned in cooperation with the Network of Art Lecturers in the Netherlands (LOK; Landelijk Overleg Kunst Lectoren) in September 2009. Mrs. Edna dos Santos Duisenberg (UNCTAD, Geneva) has personally been invited to act as key-note speaker and Moderator.