Archive | Arts and Culture

This invisible hand controls cultural exports

What’s the connection between the Batman logo and a t-shirt design using clever wordplay in Arabic? These cultural exports are both subject to copyright and can only be reproduced with permission. Hollywood’s creations are recognised worldwide, to the extent that we talk about ‘cultural imperialism’ and the dominant position of western culture in an increasingly […]

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European Creative Hubs Network in Athens

David participated in the European Creative Hubs Network (ECHN) events in Athens in April 2019. As an international creative industries specialist, David often works with creative hubs to help them and their creative enterprises to become even more successful. Because of his work with creative hubs in Europe and beyond, David was invited to participate […]

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Creative Business Development Workshop in Kazakhstan

David designed and delivered a creative business development workshop for the Art2B Entrepreneurs in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The entrepreneurs who participated in the creative business development workshop are growing their businesses strategically, with the help of the Art2B project at Impact Hub in Almaty. David was invited to Kazakhstan to help these and other creative entrepreneurs […]

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Entrepreneurship for Creatives workshop in Slovenia

David delivered an interactive training workshop in Maribor, Slovenia about Entrepreneurship for Creatives. The training event was entitled “Entrepreneurship for Creatives, Artists and Cultural Managers” and was hosted at the Maribor premises of the Center for Creativity in Slovenia. In his interactive workshop, David provided an opportunity for participants to explore how they can combine […]

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The Overheads of your Creative Business

Understanding the full overheads of your business is essential for any creative entrepreneur. This article is written particularly with sole traders and self-employed individuals in mind, though its advice applies to any size of business, in any sector. It is especially relevant to designer-makers, artists, photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, writers, musicians and other artistic individuals. […]

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Strategic Planning Course online now – free!

The EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme has published a free strategic planning course online for cultural and creative entrepreneurs. Written and presented by David Parrish, the free strategic planning course has been designed especially for entrepreneurs in the cultural industries and creative industries, including cultural institutions, freelance practitioners, cultural enterprises, creative entrepreneurs and cultural […]

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Free Marketing Course Online

The EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme has published a free marketing course online for cultural and creative entrepreneurs. Written and presented by David Parrish, the free marketing course has been designed especially for entrepreneurs in the cultural industries and creative industries, including cultural institutions, freelance practitioners, cultural enterprises, creative entrepreneurs and cultural businesses. By […]

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Marketing Cultural Projects – three rules

The EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme has published three main rules for marketing cultural projects. Here are three recommendations for marketing cultural projects from the online marketing course written and presented by David Parrish and published by the EU-Eastern Partnership Culture and Creativity Programme 1. Listen to your client From David Parrish’s experience, the […]

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Think up Culture!

Palma, Mallorca was the host city of the Think up Culture! event in January 2017. Organised by PowerHouse Hub and Balears.t. the event took place on 24-26 January. The programme included speakers and debates about the connection between creativity, culture and tourism. David gave a speech at Think up Culture! and shared his experience of […]

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