Recent International Work


Melting Pro – Rome – May 2013-06-26

In May this year, Adrian De La Court from ICCE was invited to Rome by Melting Pro, an Italian Cultural project management organisation and laboratory of cultural and creative initiatives.  Adrian was invited to deliver a workshop day to a group of 20 Italian Artists and Cultural & Creative Industries Managers at ‘The Hub – Roma’

SYNAPSE is a series of workshops developed through ICCE that are aimed at developing entrepreneurial thinking, techniques and approaches to the creative process and equips participants with critical and creative tools to use in their practice.

With excellent feedback from the participants, ICCE is very grateful to Melting Pro for organising and financing the project, and look forward to a follow up session in the summer of 2014.

 Universidad ICESI – Columbia – June 2013-06-26

 In June of this year ICCE was pleased to welcome a 2 day visit from ICESIUniversity, Columbia.

 Luis Miguel Venagas, Director of The Cultural Industries Centre at ICESI was accompanied by 3 colleagues who met with ICCE Director Gerald Lidstone and Deputy Director Sian Prime, having a detailed introduction to the activities and range of courses at ICCE.  Following this the Columbia representatives had an opportunity to take part in a practical introduction to some of the content and teaching methodology from the MA Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship programme, having a chance to experience ‘Asset Mapping’

 Luis commented that it had been an

 “eye and mind opening experience …. This visit has enlightened us in various dimensions of research, formation activities and ways to support creative and cultural entrepreneurs. I really appreciate your time to arrange the visit to ContainerCity [Trinity Buoy] and the workshop with your team”

 This exchange has established a new link between Goldsmith, ICCE and Universidad ICESI, with a view to developing a number of joint projects and an exchange of academic research and practical projects for 2014.

 Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship – May & June 2013-06-26

 Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, brought their 2013 Teaching Corp to ICCE at Goldsmiths in May of 2013.

 The Teaching Corps if a training initiative delivered by Copenhagen School of Entrepreneurship, where Higher Education Lecturers and programme leaders are able to engage in a part time, 6 month programme to encourage and support the implementation of entrepreneurial methodology and teaching into their curriculum.  This was the Teaching Corps second annual visit to ICCE, and part of their visit included a taster session from the SYNAPSE programme, delivered by Adrian De La Court.

 As a follow up to this taster session, Adrian was invited over to Copenhagen to run a two day workshop with the courses participants as part of the 2 day conclusion of the project.

 The initiative was supported by European project funding and June 2013 was the end of the 4 year programme.  Now with strengthened connections and a sharing of methodologies ICCE and CSE are planning a future collaborative research and practice project, to expand the delivery of entrepreneurial development through the next Teaching Corp project.

 CREA.M Helsinki – June

 The third stage review meeting of the CREA.M Project team was held in Helsinki, Finland on the 18th & 19th June.  ICCE staff members Dr Carla Figueira and Adrian De La Court attended the meeting which explored the latest developments of the 7 nation mentoring project for Managers in Cultural and Creative Industries.

 The project is a collaboration between 8 institutions from 7 European Countries.  Membership includes ICCE, Goldsmiths, University of London, Instituto Luigi Sterzo Rome, Roma Tre University Rome,  Denizli Special ProvinceTurkey, RPIC – ViP Consulting Czech Republic, Finnish Museums association Finland, University of DeustoSpain, and ENCAT Belgium.

 The project, in its third stage has been developed by the partner contributors, to create a mentoring programme, to support and encourage employment or career development in the cultural and creative sector.

 The international project has seen the training of a group of Mentors and  selection of 3 Mentees from each participating country for the start of the programme in March, and the delivery of the mentoring process from April onwards.

 The CREA.M project continues until November, when final outcomes and a review of the success of the project will be presented at the annual ENCATC conference in Brussels

 For further information on the CREA.M project

 On July 11 ICCE will meet with delegates from Novosibirsk Region of Russia who wish to develop educational programmes to train specialists in Arts Management and in the Creative Economy.