On 23 March a Skype con-call took place between managers of creative spaces across the northern periphery of Europe to discuss developing a potential network. This was the first of a series of organised con calls designed to connect creative spaces.
The idea of these calls is to create a network. The EU NPA Creative Momentum project aims to connect creatives both physically and virtually, overcoming distance to market challenges and adhering to the idea that great ideas are not bound by Geography.
Characteristics of NETWORK OF SHARED CREATIVES SPACE are:
- Discussion of potential exchanges
- Communicating best practice approaches to creative space management
- Developing collaborative opportunities
- Totally free!!
The first call involved 6 members of creative spaces from 3 EU partner regions:
Catherine McNeill – (Bleary Business & Community Centre) Northern Ireland
Katie Brown – (Create: Innovate: Armagh) Northern Ireland
Marianne Kennerley – (Boom Studios) Northern Ireland
Gudrun Thorsdottir – (Rosenberg) – Iceland
Thora Karlsdottir – (Art Ak) – Iceland
Helen Blästa – (The Nordic Centre) – Sweden
Several good ideas were brought up on the call. Thanks to the strong engagement, exchange of ideas and enthusism of the participants Creative Momentum will now go on to develop this network through future Creative Space Con Calls:
The official first ‘Network of Shared Creatives Spaces’ con-call will be on
Thursday 27 April,
If you manage a creative space and would like to participate on these Creative Space con-calls get in touch with your respective Creative Momentum partner coordinator. Email your details including your Skype name and we will add you to the call.