Creative Skills Week

CYANOTYPES Annual Conference 2023: Anticipating Creative Futures

Last week, partners from the CYANOTYPES project gathered at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Austria for an exciting series of events. The Partners’ Meeting on October 9, followed by the CYANOTYPES Annual Conference from October 10 to 11, were significant milestones in the project’s journey. These events took place within the framework of the Creative Skills Week (CSW) 2023, where creativity and skill development took center stage.

The Partners’ Meeting served as a platform to delve into the results of the extensive research conducted by CYANOTYPES partners. This research has been instrumental in understanding the current skills needs of the Cultural and Creative Sectors Industry (CCSI). The project team sent out surveys to both the Education (Vocational and Higher Education) and Industry sectors to collect insights. The information gathered will lay the foundation for the creation of targeted training modules to address the identified needs. The survey is still open for contributions, so if you have valuable insights to share, please consider participating through this link.

The CYANOTYPES Annual Conference was a central focus during CSW 2023. The conference theme, “Anticipating Creative Futures,” was in line with the vision outlined in the Creative Pact for Skills Manifesto. CSW 2023 aimed to harness the collective energy of existing activities, projects, and communities to encourage innovative approaches to re-skilling and up-skilling.

This dynamic event was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the EU Pact for Skills for the Cultural and Creative Industries Ecosystem, CYANOTYPES, and the European Creative Hubs Network. These initiatives, co-funded by the European Commission, have been at the forefront of fostering innovation and sustainable growth in the creative sector.

The CYANOTYPES Annual Conference not only provided a platform for knowledge exchange but also facilitated networking and collaboration among diverse stakeholders. Participants had the opportunity to engage in thought-provoking discussions, share experiences, and gain insights into the future of the cultural and creative industries.

This event marked a significant milestone in the CYANOTYPES project. It allowed the project partners to gather valuable information, insights, and perspectives, which will play a crucial role in shaping the next steps of project implementation. The dedication and passion of all those involved were evident throughout the conference, reaffirming the commitment to fostering a bright and innovative future for the cultural and creative sectors.

For more information on CYANOTYPES and updates on their activities, please visit their website at Stay tuned for further developments, as CYANOTYPES continues to drive positive change in the Cultural and Creative Sectors Industry.


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