Developed by the British Council and Cultural Associates Oxford, and implemented in collaboration with Culture Unleashed in Türkiye, 'Supporting the Creative Economy' online learning programme is now open for applications. The programme welcomes applications from experts and mid-level executives from the public sector, as well as professionals working in the cultural and creative industries, who have a keen interest in policy development.
The programme aims to foster effective policy making for the creative economy, enhance capacity and elevate the quality of research and development in this field. You can complete the recorded videos, reading materials, and exercises in the online learning programme on your own schedule from 5 February to 10 March 2024. You are required to attend the four live sessions of the programme on the specified days and times.
The programme will be delivered in Turkish. You can apply for the programme through the British Council Turkey website until Sunday, 14 January.
About the programme
'Supporting the Creative Economy' provides professionals with innovative ideas and tools to support the cultural and creative industries in their city/region/country, as well as expand their professional networks in the UK (United Kingdom) and internationally. This comprehensive training program covers a diverse range of topics, from branding and digital transformation to entrepreneurship and cultural heritage, aiming to share insights into the significant impact and role of the cultural and creative industries. By fostering new connections, developing policy solutions, and creating a common language, the program seeks to cultivate a thriving creative ecosystem.
Having successfully run for the past two years by the British Council, the 'Supporting the Creative Economy' programme is now being adapted for Türkiye, with a detailed analysis and literature review in collaboration with Culture Unleashed. Led by Emre Erbirer, Mustafa Gül, and Gökçe Dervişoğlu Okandan, experts in the field of creative economy in Türkiye, Culture Unleashed will run digital seminars, panels, and workshops within this four-week program. Upon successful completion of the 'Supporting the Creative Economy' programme, participants will be awarded a certificate in recognition of their achievements.
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Module 1 - Introduction to the creative and cultural industries and their impact
|Lesson 1: An overview of the creative industries
|To gain an introductory understanding of the development of the Cultural and Creative Industries especially in developing nations, the importance of developing policy that is evidence based, what policymakers are looking for, and why the creative industries are a major source of growth across the world.
|Lesson 2: How We Can Value the Creative and Cultural Industries
|To understand different approaches to valuing the CCIs and how they can be used.
|Lesson 3: Challenges in Making the Case for Value of the Creative and Cultural Industries
|To understand some of the challenges associated with valuing the Creative and Cultural Industries and how they can be overcome.
|Lesson 4: Overview of the Economic and Social Value of the Creative Industries
|To understand the social and economic impact of CCIs and how the CCIs can lead to and support local distinctiveness.
|Lesson 5: Protecting creativity through Intellectual Property
|To understand why intellectual property is fundamental to the CCIs and to understand how copyright protections work.
|Lesson 6: Creative industries and local economies
|To understand the importance of ecosystems to support the creative industries, and how to advocate for support from policy makers.
|Lesson 7: Classifying the Creative Industries
|To discover key concepts and tools to define creativity and the creative industries.
Module 2 – Supporting the development of the creative industries
|Lesson 1: Introduction to Creative Industry Investment Models
|Understand impact investing and its potential for funding CCIs.
|Lesson 2: How Industry and Governments Can Work Together to Support the CCIs
|Understand how the creative industries can work together to secure support from policy makers. Understand an industry-led approach to skills development.
|Lesson 3: How Industry Bodies Can Help Foster a Positive Regulatory Environment for the CCIs
|Understand the significance of the games industry as part of the CCIs. Understand the importance of good data and industry collaboration to policy making for the CCIs.
|Lesson 4: Business Models for Creative Enterprise
|Understand the concept of creative entrepreneurs. Be aware of how creativity and technology can be brought together to create value.
|Lesson 5: The Role of Creative Hubs Today
|Gain an understanding of the nature of creative businesses and how creative hubs can support them. Understand what makes a creative cluster or hub successful.
|Lesson 6: The Importance of Innovation and How to Create a Successful Creative Hub
|Understand why innovation is important to a country’s economy. Understand how a creative hub can support innovation. Be aware of the importance of being people-centred in a successful creative hub.
|Lesson 7: How Creative Hubs are Funded and Managed
|Gain an understanding of ways of mapping creative hubs. Hear an example of how local government funded the creation of a creative hub. Understand that creative hubs have varied business models, but all need to have multiple funding sources.
|Lesson 8: The Importance of Brand and Design to Culture and the Creative Industries
|Discover the importance of brand, brand identity and design.
|Lesson 9: Links Between the Creative Economy and Tourism
|Understand how the cultural and creative industries are being used successfully in city and regional marketing and how using festivals can bring together creatives to help promote a sector and a city, engaging practitioners, developing networks and creating links business and the creative economy and support local distinctiveness.
|7 February 2024
|14 February 2024
|Live Session 1
|21 February 2024
|Live Session 2
|29 February 2024