Unlocking The Potential of The Cultural & Creative Industries.

Date: March 19, 2015

Unlocking the Potential of The Cultural and Creative Industries is a project funded by the Education Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency’s  Youth in Action Programme Action 3.2 Youth in  The World.

The concept of this project was to enable youth arts and cultural organisations the opportunity to explore, the potential  within their respective organisations and partnerships, to maximize opportunities within the creative and cultural industries. The arts and cultural sector now amounts to around 4% of European GDP. Across the globe the cultural sector makes valuable and significant contributions to the social and economic wellbeing of society as a whole. Through developing the project participant’s artistic engagement, delivery experience and enterprise initiative we move the participants towards professional competences and equip them with the skills to access employment.

This project saw our partners present their work to the International Festival of Business in Liverpool during their activity on the 11th July 2014. This was also presented as a performance piece, Infecting the City,  as part of the IFB as an early evening outdoor performance piece in Liverpool City Centre.

The Theme: Participation of young people Cultural diversity Inclusion of young people with fewer opportunities Inclusive growth Creativity, entrepreneurship and employability

The Objectives: To improve the mobility of young people and youth workers, as well as youth employability; To promote youth empowerment and active participation; To foster capacity-building for youth organisations and structures in order to contribute to civil society development To promote cooperation and the exchange of experience and good practice in the field of youth and non-formal education;To develop sustainable partnerships and networks between youth organisations

The Results Achieved: 

  • 1 arts projects delivered in each of the participating 13 national partner contexts;
  • 13 micro enterprises presented at the Liverpool International Festival of Business;
  • 515 young people and youth arts workers engaged in the project;
  • High quality digital films created of the project process and products;
  • 4 sub Web pages specifically created to raise visibility of the project;
  • All partners signed up to our ‘Articipation’ Network.
  • 13 youth workers invited to present their work at the IFB conference along with the young people presenting their collaborative work with UK youth arts organisation to the IFB attendees

The Partners: 

The Netherlands – Got Skills, www.gotskills.nl

Costa Rica – JAG Youth Programme, no website

South Africa – Artscape, www.artscape.co.za

Republic of Trinidad and Tabago – Belmont Freetown Cultural Arts & Folk Performing Company, https://www.facebook.com/www.bft.dance

Bahamas  – Cultural Experience Production (Junkanoo Commandos). https://www.facebook.com/people/Junkanoo-Commandos/100001727185634

Columbia – Escuela del Carnaval, http://es-es.facebook.com/pages/Escuela-del-Carnaval

France – Association Gwanaval. https://fr-fr.facebook.com/asso.gwanaval

Germany – JFC Medienzentrum, www.jfc.info

Hungary – Pro Progressione, www.pro-cult-com

Portugal – Associacao Juvenil de Actividades Culturais (Bombrando), https://pt-pt.facebook.com/grupo.bombrando

Spain – Associacio Cultural XXL,myspace.com/xxlprodukzon

Zambia – Barefeet Theatre , http://www.barefeettheatre.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=46&Itemid=71

UK – Brouhaha International, www.brouhaha.uk.com


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