ACTIVITIES OF THE CREATIVE EDGE PROJECT

The Creative Edge project supported creative people, production and places. Some of the activities run as part of Creative Edge are summarised below. 

CREATIVE PEOPLE AND PLACES

Teams at work in Creative Steps workshop

Coordinated by Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, the Creative Steps initiative brought young and creative talents from Finland, Sweden, Ireland and Northern-Ireland together to work on an international assignment from creative industries. With workshops held in Finland and Sweden, and assignments set by businesses, this initiative provided the opportunity for young creative talents and established businesses to both benefit from each other’s talents and expertise. Click here for more details… 

Creative Edge was a partner in this year’s Creative Summit. This is part of the activities of Creative Edge project partner Film i Västerbotten, which is a regional resource centre for film and video in Sweden. Its mission is to support and broaden film culture in the county of Västerbotten. The Creative Summit event involves a number of partners in the Creative Summit network. Partnering with the Creative Summit opened up meeting points for young creative talents. More on Meeting Points here

Creative Summit

Creative Edge was a partner in the 2013 summer Creative Summit

 

Creative Hub Lurgan

Creative Hub Lurgan

Bringing the experience of creative talents to a wider audience, the Creative Edge Seminar Series was run by Craigavon Borough Council in Northern Ireland. The seminar series addresses a wide range of topics and is of potential interest to groups such as entrepreneurs, innovators and students from traditional, creative and techie sectors. Click here for more details…

Also driven by SEED member,Craigavon Borough Council, is developing Creative Hubs in the SEED area. The Creative Hub model involves providing office/work space for creative businesses at low rental costs by making use of unoccupied commercial premises.

 

CREATIVE PEOPLE AND PRODUCTION

My Creative Edge

Advert for My Creative Edge

The Western Development Commission is coordinating www.mycreativeedge.eu, a new website showcasing and promoting the work of creative people from the West of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Västerbotten (Sweden) and Northern Finland.  The website will feature profiles of businesses and freelancers working in the creative sector, as well as recent creative graduates.  Click here for more details…

Talent vouchers provide a means for graduates, and those in the early stages of career development, to work on specific short projects with established businesses. Creative Edge ran a talent voucher scheme for creative talents and creative businesses through the MyCreativeEdge initiative. Click here for more details…

For more detailed information on the Creative Edge activities listed below follow the links: