Category: Cultural Economy

Creative Entrepreneurship in Malta

David delivered an online workshop for artists and creatives about Creative Entrepreneurship in Malta in January 2023. Working in partnership with In Place of War, in collaboration with Arts Council Malta, David helped artists and creatives to become even more successful. David’s interactive session discussed artists’ objectives and personal definitions of ‘success’ before moving on …

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Globalization in the creative and digital industries

Globalization in the creative and digital industries has had a significant impact on the way in which these sectors operate. With the advent of the internet and advances in communication technologies, it has become easier for creative professionals and digital workers to collaborate and share ideas across borders. One of the key benefits of globalization …

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Cultural Industry Expert Interview

This Cultural Industry Expert Interview with David Parrish was conducted by Trenčín 2026 in Slovakia, when David was in Trenčín to deliver a creative business training workshop for cultural managers. The cultural industry expert interview was first published online by Trenčín 2026 with the title “David Parrish: Strategic business thinking involves deciding what NOT to …

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Training for Culture Professionals in Trenčín

Training for Culture Professionals David delivered interactive creative business training for culture professionals in Trenčín, Slovakia, in October 2022. Trenčín will be European Capital of Culture in 2026. The RUNWAY Program offers training for culture professionals and others in preparation for 2026. David designed and delivered an interactive workshop in “Strategic planning and creative approaches …

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Artbox Armenia Mentoring for Startups

David has been appointed by Artbox Armenia to be a mentor for 29 startups in the cultural and creative industries in Armenia. Artbox is an incubator providing comprehensive support to creative projects and businesses with potential for commercial success. Inspired by innovative models in business and tech, Artbox is a reinvention of the incubator model for …

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Supporting Future Creative Entrepreneurs

David was the keynote speaker at a conference to celebrate Supporting Future Creative Entrepreneurs. The conference considered the business support perspective and the educational programmes perspective. David’s keynote speech drew on his experience of creative business support programmes, his work with universities around the world, and his case studies featuring creative entrepreneurs. The project lead …

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Transformation with the Cultural and Creative Industries

David was the keynote speaker at a conference about Transformation with the Cultural and Creative Industries in Berlin. The conference was organised by Germany’s Federal Government’s Centre of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries. David’s speech covered the transformation with the cultural and creative industries, with examples from around the world. He also talked …

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Creativity and Entrepreneurship in Latin America

David delivered a module of an online course on Creativity and Entrepreneurship in Latin America for ALADI, the Latin American Association for Integration. He shared his experience and expertise to make a presentation about the keys to the success of SMEs in the creative industries and ICT. David has extensive experience of the creative industries …

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The Business of Fashion Design webinar

In partnership with Dexy Creation in Nigeria, David delivered a webinar on ‘The Business of Fashion Design’, plus an Instagram Live event on ‘How to Attract Paying Customers’ The webinar focused on how to make your fashion business even more successful. See the video of the webinar below. The Instagram Live event was an interactive …

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Financing Creativity Bootcamp

David was the guest speaker at a Financing Creativity bootcamp delivered by Creative England in June 2021. ‘Financing Creativity: How to Manage Your Money’ was a two day online bootcamp. The event delivered in depth, practical guidance on managing finances, tackling debt and planning for growth. This bootcamp helped participants who were: • thinking about setting …

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