Archive | Cultural Economy

Strategic Planning Event for Theatre Team

David facilitated a strategic planning event for the team at Wired Aerial Theatre, to devise a new strategic vision and innovative strategy for the company. The purpose of the ‘team away day’ was to outline a strategic way forward that combines the company’s artistic excellence with an innovative business model. The interactive event used the […]

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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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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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Colombian Orange Economy Conference

David was a speaker on creative entrepreneurship at a Colombian Orange Economy conference in Bogotá. The International Forum “Territorios Innovadores” focused on the development of the Colombian orange economy and creative industries. David spoke about “Preparing Talent, Creativity and Entrepreneurship for BioDiverse Cities” using his international experience of business support programmes to help creative entrepreneurs to become more successful. […]

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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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Digital Economy Debate in Beirut, Lebanon

David made a presentation and took part in a digital economy debate at the Free Collective Minds conference in Beirut, Lebanon. The conference was organised by the May Chidiac Foundation. May Chidiac invited David as a speaker at the conference to share his experience of helping creative and digital enterprises worldwide to become more successful […]

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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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Speech on Creative and Social Entrepreneurship

David Parrish gave a speech in Jeonju, South Korea, about job creation for youth through the creative industries and social entrepreneurship. He spoke about worldwide economic changes that mean there are fewer ‘jobs for life’. At the same time there are new opportunities for young people, and others. It has never been easier to set […]

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