Archive | Creativity

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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Kazakhstan Creative Industries presentation in Almaty

Kazakhstan creative industries entrepreneurs attended a public lecture featuring a presentation by David at Impact Hub Almaty in November 2018. His presentation was at a public lecture attended by people involved in the Kazakhstan creative industries, cultural industries, creative economy and social entrepreneurship. David spoke about creativity in business, both in the studio (a-Creativity) and […]

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Creative Industries definitions

Here are some Creative Industries definitions. The creative industries sector is also referred to as the ‘creative and cultural industries‘ or the ‘creative and digital industries‘ or the ‘creative industry‘ within the ‘creative economy‘. Most recently they have been called the ‘Orange Economy‘ (La Economía Naranja) in Latin America and the Caribbean. The terminology can […]

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Creative Leaders interview

David Parrish was interviewed for the Creative Leaders feature of Economía Creativa, an international leading creative and innovation consultancy and digital hub. Here’s the transcript of the interview: Antonio Carlos (AC). What does ‘Creative Society’ means for you? David Parrish (DP). People making the world better using their creative talents, combined with entrepreneurship, to achieve […]

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Creative Business Summit Africa 2018

David Parrish was an international speaker at the Creative Business Summit Africa 2018, held in Nairobi, Kenya, in September 2018. At Creative Business Summit Africa, David spoke about creativity and business, creative entrepreneurship and innovative business models in the creative industries internationally in a speech entitled ‘The Business of Creativity’. “David was an inspiring speaker at […]

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WORTH Partnership Project (interview)

The WORTH partnership project supports creative minds to develop innovative products. Throughout the European Union, the WORTH Partnership Project creates and supports transnational collaborations between fashion designers, creative people, manufacturing enterprises (SMEs) and technology firms looking to develop design-driven and innovative products. David Parrish is collaborating with WORTH and they interviewed David about his international work supporting and advising creative […]

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Creative Industries Course in Lithuania

David Parrish has been invited to lecture on a new creative industries course at Vilnius University Business School in Lithuania, which will award students with a Masters Degree in Creative Entrepreneurship. This new creative industries course has been designed for creative entrepreneurs and will focus on product innovation and development. The objective of this MSc […]

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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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