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Creative City Making - Collaboration and Innovation as Drivers for Positive Change

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Invited speaker at the Ulyanovsk Cultural Forum in Russia, on the role of collaborations and partnerships in developing and supporting creative cities. Led by British Council Russia.

Invited speaker at the Ulyanovsk Cultural Forum in Russia, on the role of collaborations and partnerships in developing and supporting creative cities. Led by British Council Russia.

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  • 1. Creative City Making: Collaboration and Innovation as Drivers for Positive Change Gillian Easson, Creative Consultant, Dundee, Scotland, UK
  • 2. Dundee shares some key similarities to Ulyanovsk...
  • 3. City of industry - academic and industrial heritage
  • 4. City of sport
  • 5. City of cultural facilities
  • 6. City of creative industries
  • 7. City of challenges - regeneration
  • 8. http://bit.ly/ZgUp5s http://www.nesta.org.uk/digital_rnd_scotland http://www.nesta.org.uk/enterprise-toolkit My background http://www.creativedundee.com
  • 9. Collaboration and Partnerships • Built on shared vision, values and trust • Uses strengths of everyone involved, but also stretches the team • Joint effort and rewards for all
  • 10. City stories: cultural collaborations
  • 11. 1 NETWORKS TO CONNECT & DEVELOP CREATIVE COMMUNITIES Creative Dundee amplifies, promotes and connects the city’s talent.
  • 12. www.pechakucha.org Providing opportunities for new and established talent
  • 13. Partnership project between V&A at Dundee and Creative Dundee
  • 14. 2 CREATIVE CLUSTERS & REPURPOSING OF SPACES Fleet Collective - utilising redundant industrial spaces to offer workspace and collaborative work
  • 15. www.fleetcollective.com Fleet Collective - designers, architects, games and software Other Dundee - Quartic Llama and National Theatre of Scotland developers, writers, PR specialists, film makers, workingList types of creatives collectively
  • 16. www.vanillainkstudios.co.uk Vanilla Ink - jewellery incubator providing space, mentoring and support to new designers - attracting and retaining talent in the city
  • 17. 3 CAPITALISING ON THE CITY’S ASSETS Iconic, contemporary public art
  • 18. Focusing on ways to create interest and shine a spotlight on the city
  • 19. 4 DIGITAL PLACE MAKING Other Dundee Quartic Llama and and National Theatre of Scotland Other Dundee - - Quartic Llama National Theatre of Scotland
  • 20. Crowd sourcing a downloadable guide to the city
  • 21. 5 COMPETITIONS AND AWARDS Dundee bids to become UK City of Culture 2017
  • 22. 6 ENABLING PRIDE IN PLACE Crowd sourcing cultural views from citizens www.wedundee.com
  • 23. 57,943 views 95 countries 974 cities 3,000 posts
  • 24. What surprises you about the city?
  • 25. 7 CO-CURATING WITH CITIZENS
  • 26. Cultural experiences - where next? • Importance of peer reviews • High quality not high culture • Blend of digital and online experiences
  • 27. Brief reflections in Ulyanovsk - cultural and heritage offer
  • 28. Brief reflections in Ulyanovsk - huge wealth of talent
  • 29. Brief reflections in Ulyanovsk - emerging contemporary tourism
  • 30. Thank you! Gillian Easson www.gillianeasson.com gillian@gillianeasson.com @gillianeasson

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