This Creative Exchange is an information and networking event focusing on how creative enterprises can tap into the tourist potential of their region, while enhancing the region’s competitive advantage.
The links between tourism and the creative sector take many forms. ‘Creative tourism’ often involves an exchange between makers and tourists as they co-create a creative experience. These experiences may involve an ‘on-site’ visit, as they take place in workshops, studios, shops, galleries and other working spaces. But the tourist experience often starts a long time before the visit, with online research and digital activities. And when they return home, tourists can provide creative entrepreneurs with the opportunity to reach out to national and international markets.
Tourism also presents an important market for creative products and services, especially as tourists are often seeking authentic and locally produced products/services. Taking tourist demand into consideration in the development of new products/services is a core task for many creative entrepreneurs
This Creative Exchange will explore these themes through expert presentations, business stories and interactive group discussions on 1) how to successfully bring products/services to market 2) creating DIY video content
When registering, please select the group discussion that you would like to join.
The panel of speakers include
- Pauline White, a creative momentum project
- Gerry Brannigan, Blackfield Coding Academy
- Lorna Watkins, Lorna Watkins Artist
- Ciara Garvey, Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
- Mike Hourigan, Mimar Media
Watch this space for more information on the speakers and key topics of discussion.
This is a free event. However, the number of tickets are limited. Register here
This Creative Exchange is being organised by the Western Development Commission (WDC) who are implementing ‘a creative momentum project’ in the Western Region of Ireland. The WDC also offers Micro-Loans to creative enterprises http://www.wdc.ie/wdc-investment-fund/micro-loan-fund/