Creative entrepreneurs bridge the gap between artists and audiences. Ranging from book publishers to music promoters, from film producers to interactive games developers and much in between, all are key in defining what culture we consume and how we do so. In the changing marketplace they play a vital role in developing innovative business models of production and distribution, highlighting the economic, cultural and often social benefits in doing so. The British Council supports creative entrepreneurs through a range of projects, including the global YCE awards and network.
Femi Longe, co-founder and Director of Open Living Labs at Co-Creation Hub Nigeria, talks at the Remix Summit, London, about how technology and creativity are driving business offering practical solutions to challenges faced by people living in Nigerian cities.
Creative entrepreneurs make things happen. And in this multidisciplinary world, the sector they come from is increasingly irrelevant. Richard Reed, founder of Innocent Drinks, spoke at the London Remix Festival in 2013 about Art Everywhere, his mission to transform the UK into the world's biggest art gallery.
A start up carving out a niche in interactive content, a global fashion magazine turned multimedia channel and the founder of an award winning app connecting content on any device: three innovative London-based businesses featured on our YCE digital publishing trend safari. Creative Economy’s Alicia Stewart Colvin and South Africa’s Digital Publishing YCE Uno De Waal give us the view from the back of the (imaginary) pickup…
The must-read second edition of SyncTank is now available for download, with a fresh selection of insights into digital thinking and practice in the arts. Rohan Gunatillake tells us more about it and the work of Sync.
Visual anthropologist, Ioanna Manoussaki-Adamopoulou and her team at UnBox look beyond traditional weather-beaten signs to find new ways of engaging with historic sites along the Grand Trunk Road in India.
When the British Council and partners took a leap ‘out of the box’ of academic and industry partnerships, no one quite imagined the remarkable power of creativity and technology in response to India's design challenges.
Matt Marsh has a background in behavioural, sciences & user-centered innovation, and is recognised internationally for his people-shaped(TM) approach to new product and service innovation
Dilys Williams is a fashion designer, collaborator and creator of Centre for Sustainable Fashion.
Claire Mookerjee is a designer and urbanist with expertise in innovative people-focused city design solutions.
Tatjana Schneider is an educator, researcher and author based at the School of Architecture, The University of Sheffield.
Claire is interested in the possibilities of design and digital technologies to facilitate connections between people through urban space for transformative effect.