Category: Arts and Culture

Islamic Art and Culture – A Conversation

David was the guest at an event to discuss the Business of Creativity in relation to Islamic Art and Culture. The online event was hosted by Rizwan Iqbal and participants joined from the UK and other countries. The conversation followed David’s presentation about The Business of Creativity, specifically: – how to find new sources of …

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COVID-19 / Coronavirus Business Strategies – online toolkit course launched

A COVID-19 / Coronavirus Business Strategies online toolkit course has been launched as a creative business response to the COVID-19 crisis. View and access this online toolkit now. COVID-19 Business Strategies: Creativity, Diversification and Transformation David says: “This toolkit will empower you to generate new income in the short term, devise a new Business Formula, …

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COVID-19: It’s time to ‘follow the love’!

“Follow the love” is a useful tactic for creative and cultural enterprises during the COVID-19 crisis. What do I mean? Our relationships with customers, clients and audiences is at the heart of any creative business. We have built relationships with them, sometimes over several years, so they have come to know, like and trust us. …

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“Maximising the Monetisation of Creativity” webinar in Albania

David delivered an interactive webinar on Maximising the Monetisation of Creativity for businesses in the creative industries in Albania, in partnership with the Women Founders Network Albania, supported by Swiss EP, Albania. The webinar was organised for businesses in the creative, cultural and digital industries in Albania. Publicity for the Maximising the Monetisation of Creativity …

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Lean Diversification for Businesses in Response to COVID-19

Lean Diversification is a method for developing new income streams during the COVID-19 crisis. The Lean Diversification approach is rapid and low risk, both of which are essential in a crisis. The idea of Lean Diversification is inspired by the ‘Lean Startup’ methodology that has been so successful for many new businesses in the digital …

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COVID-19 Diversification Strategies – How to Diversify in a Crisis

During the pandemic, many businesses are developing COVID-19 Diversification strategies. These can be simply emergency tactics for the short term, or more fundamental strategic changes for the medium term. Some businesses will later return to ‘normal’ (or the ‘new normal’) whilst others will be completely transformed, emerging with a new business model (or Business Formula). …

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Young Africa Botswana ‘Futuremakers’ presentation

David gave a business development presentation at Young Africa Botswana to the ‘Futuremakers’ group of young creative entrepreneurs. His presentation about creative business development was followed by a discussion about business techniques and models. This became an interactive workshop event and David also answered questions from the young creative entrepreneurs. The discussion included marketing, the …

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Creative Hubs Development Project

David advised on creative hubs development at E3 Youth Development Hub in Nelspruit/Mbombela in South Africa. He worked with founders Catherine Churchill and Iris Felix at E3 and also facilitated a workshop on the creative industries worldwide, to inform and inspire stakeholders and the wider community. This added to the local discussion about creative hubs …

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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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