Activities → Competence

Posted on 05/10/18
Our work in Brazil Written by Catherine Rogers

In a few weeks’ time I will be travelling across the Atlantic Ocean to São Paulo, Brazil on a research and scoping visit representing Advantage Creative and Junction Arts as part of five selected organisations in receipt of the British Council's Developing Inclusive and Creative Economies (DICE) Collaboration Grants. The grants have been awarded to develop partnerships and deliver interventions to strengthen creative and social enterprises in 5 different countries : Egypt, South Africa, Indonesia, Pakistan and Brazil. The focus...

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Posted on 05/10/18
Maker Bootcamp is back Written by John Holmes

We’re really pleased to announce that Maker Bootcamp - our incubator for young creatives – will be running again from 18 October to 6 December at the Wavemaker maker-space in Stoke-on-Trent.  Maker Bootcamp is for young people (16-30) in the Stoke and Staffordshire area, to help give them the inspiration, practical help and support they need in getting into the creative industries.  We have a special focus on helping young people set up as a creative freelancer or start their own business. ...

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Posted on 18/01/17
What more can we do to grow our creative clusters to futureproof the UK’s status as a creative world leader? Written by John Holmes

I attended the Westminster Media Forum at The Lowry in Salford on Friday 13 January, and a big thank you must go to the event organisers for putting together such an informative and thought-provoking programme with a wide range of excellent speakers. Visitors to Media City cannot fail to be impressed, I am sure, by the very visible signs of the thriving creative economy there. The ambition and vision for the Northern Powerhouse was very adeptly described by Sir...

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Posted on 25/11/16
Innovate 2016 Written by John Holmes

I recently attended the Innovate 2016 conference and exhibition at Manchester Central. The event is organised by Innovate UK and the Department for International Trade in November each year to showcase the very best in UK innovation. It is the “must-do” event each year for UK innovators seeking partnerships, support and funding for R&D, growth and export, and those that have an interest in supporting them. Advantage Creative is constantly seeking out innovative businesses and new partnerships, and Innovate UK...

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Posted on 25/11/16
How do you create a great creative community? Written by John Holmes

ECBN Study Tour 2016 The European Creative Business Network (ECBN) is a not for profit foundation established in 2011 to promote the interests of the cultural creative industries in Europe. It helps creative entrepreneurs to do business and collaborate across Europe. The network has 26 members from 13 EU countries including leading agencies, hubs, centres and intermediaries for the cultural creative industries. Its activities include commissioning and publishing research papers relevant to the support and growth of cultural and creative industries...

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