THE CREATIVE SHOWCASE FOR EUROPE’S NORTHERN EDGE

MyCreativeEdge.eu is a new website developed as part of the Creative Edge project. It showcases and promotes the work of creative people in the partner regions. It features profiles of businesses and freelancers working in the creative sector, as well as recent creative graduates.
The following sectors are featured on MyCreativeEdge.eu:
Advertising & Publishing
• Architecture
• Arts
• Crafts
• Design
• Digital Media
• Fashion & Jewellery
• Film & Video
• Music & Theatre
• Photography
• Software & Gaming
• TV & Radio

Sign up, sign up…

Creating a profile on MyCreativeEdge.eu is easy.
Membership is free of charge.
Creative businesses, freelancers and new creative talent seeking employment from the areas listed below can create their own profile on the site.
• West of Ireland (counties Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Mayo, Galway and Clare),
• Northern Ireland (council areas of Ards, Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon, Down and Newry & Mourne)
• Northern Sweden (Västerbotten)
• Northern Finland (Lapland and North Ostrobothnia)
New members can apply to join the website at any time by visiting: http://www.mycreativeedge.eu/register/
Applicants are then contacted about how they can create their profile.
After approval, you can create your profile that will include your logo/profile photo, contact and social media details, a short description of you / your business and a gallery of up to 20 images / links to videos.

Screenshot of the ‘Creative Showcase’ on MyCreativeEdge

Creative Showcase

Businesses on MyCreativeEdge each have a profile page in the ‘Creative Showcase’ section of the website. MyCreativeEdge can increase the amount of international business done by creatives by increasing the profile of their business, assisting them as a marketing tool. Each member’s profile features on the home page in a random rotation and profiles with the most views each month will also be featured in a distinct area of the home page.

Screenshot the ‘Employ a Creative’ webpage on MyCreativeEdge

Employ a Creative

The ‘Employ a Creative’ section allows new creative talent looking for work to present their skills to potential employers. Businesses looking to employ a creative can browse ‘Employ a Creative’ profiles to find the person with the correct skills they need.

Members’ area

A networking opportunity is provided through the MyCreativeEdge Forum. This is the members’ area of the website and helps to open national and international links between creative businesses that could be future potential partners. Creative jobseekers also have access to the MyCreativeEdge Forum. The members’ area also provides information and advice for creative businesses to help increase their international activity and exports.

Talent Voucher Scheme

A talent voucher scheme is also being run as part of the MyCreativeEdge initiative. Members of MyCreativeEdge can apply for a voucher of €2,000 to contract a new creative talent to work on a project for them. New creative talent from the West of Ireland, Västerbotten (Sweden) and Northern Finland can benefit from the talent voucher scheme.

Digital Marketing Campaign

Another benefit of MyCreativeEdge that it is also supported by an international digital marketing campaign, both to creative members and potential buyers. Marketing and sales budgets can be very tight for small businesses. Marketing is focused in the four partner regions, to their diasporas, and in markets which have proven demand for creative products and services from these regions.

 

 

 

Creative Edge Work Package 3 and MyCreativeEdge

MyCreative Edge aims to act as a resource for anyone wanting to contract creative services, purchase creative products (consumer or trade), find a creative sector partner or employ a creative person. MyCreativeEdge is not a direct e-commerce website, website visitors will contact the business directly or link to the businesses’ own e-commerce site. It also aims to facilitate an increase the amount of international business done by creatives in the partner regions and improve the job prospects of new creative graduates.

Export development is a central part of the sustainable growth of the creative sector. Growth in exports can increase the economic contribution of the creative industries and employment opportunities for creative talent. A model for access to export development is the key objective of work package 3 of the Creative Edge project. The new website MyCreativeEdge.eu provides this model.
The Western Development Commission in Ireland is the organisation responsible for the overall design and operation of MyCreativeEdge. Each of the Creative Edge partner organisations is the contact point for MyCreativeEdge in their own region.

 www.mycreativeedge.eu

 

Further information

Press release – 15/07/2013  MyCreativeEdge – The Creative Showcase for Europe’s Northern Edge WDC launches new website to promote the West of Ireland’s creative sector