Värmland County Administrative Board (VCAB) is a regional authority and a link between people and local authorities, and the parliament and central authorities, covering issues and competences in the entire social span. VCAB has a regional EU department with the responsibility to support Värmland in transnational cooperation.
Region Värmland has arranged and facilitated regional and international events to develop technological innovations, based upon virtual reality for example and other hybrid forms of storytelling. Our experience and expertise is an asset for the project, as we have knowledge of initiating and managing projects that benefit from both commercial, as well as cultural values, for entrepreneurs in the cultural sector. The region has a long tradition of business support and business innovation.
Sunne is a cultural hub with its regional Västanå Teater, culture heritage foundation of Selma Lagerlöf, garden & sculpture park Rottneros and its experimental museum Alma Löv. Sunne is a wintersport resort for nordic and down hill skiing and in summer good for forest excursions, walking, mountain biking, fishing and swimming. A culture summer week gathers famous artist and authors for seminars and events. Students from the graphical vocational school are drivers in culture activities.
Rottneros Park, from early 1900, is now long-term leased by a semi-public company, owned by Sunne municipality. The sculpture park - with a large area for flowers and trees covers 22 hectares - is open in summertime and has up to 40000 visitors. It is an experimental arena in a traditional environment for gardening, art and craft. Activities: annual flower exhibitions/ fairs, guided excursions with focus on sculpture & artists, special fairs about wildlife, hunting, food, craft or vintage cars.
The municipality has been working with commercialisation of culture businesses & cultural heritage. The project manager is experienced, specifically on culture. Nome has a tradition for hosting events, smaller activities and small festivals, has knowledge within the organisation as well a broad network that helps to lift events to a sustainable level. The municipality has good knowledge of the cultural heritage and the context of the events, and of potential business developers and start-ups.
Wesermarsch with a tradition in cultural heritage (North Sea spirit as a typical coastal zone region) has a strong record of museums and local arts & crafts centers. Its traditional character is technical craftsmanship/construction knowledge, which still is the case with the presence of world leading companies in aircraft and ship building. The organisation works with the interface between culture and economics, how to use and to focus local competences increasing regional attractiveness.
Middelburg is experienced in encouraging (young) people to start new companies, to stimulate cross-sectoral cooperation and explore new product and market combinations. The town works closely together with the Roosevelt University; both collaborate with the Erasmus University Rotterdam and the Association of City Management. Town, province, Scalda and Rabobank, started DOK 4, an incubator for innovative techno and creative start-ups. New entrepreneurs get guidance and coaching.
The municipality has experience of developing the area for a.o. tourism, often connected to WW 1. We try to push other values that promote the area, not the least to attract people to live and work here. We work closely with the annual folk music festival and other artist activities. Our mission is to market the municipality with a wide range of themes and work on projects that promote the rural silence, pristine nature and cultural heritage with roots in prehistory, in pottery and in art.
VZW Festival Dranouter has a 44 year tradition of using culture and local heritage as a lever for economic activities in its own (rural) areas. As such we can contribute with experience related to the subject of research within the CUPIDO project. We have developed a broad range of activities over the years and can share experience (success and losses) that we gathered over the years. We have always worked on the borderline between business, culture and tourism.
The university has been stimulating entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial spirit, due to working for many years with students, teachers as well as researchers. Howest has therefore gained a vast knowledge in developing and supporting businesses in different sectors and fields of expertise.
The Creative Foundation is an arts charity, which has spent 15 years using creative activity to make Folkestone a better place to live, work, play, study and visit. By mobilising the incredible artistic resources already in the town and working hand in hand with the community, our partners and stakeholders, we have established 5 main projects: the Creative Quarter, Quarterhouse, Triennial, Book Festival and Folkestone Artworks, through which we are transforming the town and surrounding area.
USN has sustainable regional development as a priority and offers programs of study from undergraduate to PhD in business management and marketing as well as cultural studies. Researchers are engaged in international projects on regional development in many areas. Contact persons are Prof. Helgadottir, who is a specialist in rural tourism development, and associate prof. Per Strömberg who is a specialist in cultural and creative industries with a focus on adaptive re-use.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise is an economic & community development agency that promotes cultural activities in rural communities. Provide targeted management support to ‘creative/cultural’ social enterprises and businesses. We can share our experiences of community-based approaches and business models to enhance economic growth within very remote and rural communities. We encourage young people in education and employment opportunities in culture and creative industries sector.
OpenVirtualWorlds is an interdisciplinary group of researchers with expertise in computing, digital design, history and museology; and with 10 years experience in 3D and immersive technologies, focusing on system engineering and the relationship between quality of service and experience. Scientific results are addressing the use of Virtual Worlds, Cross and Parallel reality systems in mobile and immersive contexts. We have spun out SMART History, to create a Virtual Time binocular platform.
Kulturmødet is a festival in North Denmark gathering an audience from artists, politicians, media, employees of cultural institutions to a general all-age public. The festival is one of Denmark´s most important platforms that focus on the role of art and culture in contemporary society. The local community can use KM to create businesses and start-ups. The festival director has a long record as developer of new cultural formats that bridge between art, experience economy and creative businesses.
Morsø municipality builds further on the cultural heritage as a fishing community, in particular the (native European flat) oyster and mussel fishery. The Danish Shellfish Center resides here with researchers from DLU. The shellfish industry has been a key driver in the local economy; the municipality and others worked hard to reignite the pride & excitement around fishery, through an Oyster Premiere in October, a Shellfish festival in June as culture is promoted in the Kulturmøde each August.
Carved stone head of male figure. The hair and diadem are evident. Some damage noticeable around the facial features but in very good condition otherwise. Late Antique.
The OL is a modern landscape association that initiates and promotes culture and science in its sphere of action and advocates for nature conservation. In addition to its promotion and advisory activities, the OL sees itself together with the Oldenburg districts/counties and independent cities as a representative of regional interests in Lower Saxony and beyond.