b.creative is a global network of cultural and creative professionals aimed at connecting young professionals worldwide to encourage cross-cultural collaborations and foster creative entrepreneurship.
Originally funded by the EU’s Creative Europe programme, the network benefits the involvement of around 2500 networks, hubs and cultural/creative professionals from throughout the world.
About the event
b.creative is a global event focusing on the transversal nature of the creative sector and its capacity to foster social and economic innovation. b.creative aims to build bridges between the diversity of stakeholders linked to creative entrepreneurship, coming from the business, the technological, the scientific, the arts, cultural and creative sectors. The event will focus on the various skills and competences required to be a creative entrepreneur in a globalized environment.
Furthermore, for the first time in Croatia, b.creative conference will open a debate on financing the creative and cultural industries. The guarantee program of the European Investment Fund will be presented, as well as the financial mechanisms and possibilities for obtaining funding. The conference will highlight the main problems of creative entrepreneurship and seek concrete solutions and actions of responsible policy makers.
b.creative is about presenting talents, ideas, products, financial mechanisms as well as enabling networking at international level.
A two-day interactive networking conference gathering 350 to 400 professionals.
24th and 25th of October 2019
Zagreb in Croatia, (Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb)
Who should attend?
Artists, creative entrepreneurs, cultural networks, creative hubs, makers, investors, business consultants, technology companies, policy makers and researchers from all over the world. If you are a creative and cultural stakeholder who wants to connect with peers, engage in stimulating discussions leading to concrete policy actions, learn about existing supporting tools, meet investors and attend workshops with passionate professionals, then this is the event for you.
interactive and fun
The conference will focus on achieving maximum interactivity and participation from the audience (workshops, speed-networking, panel discussions, breaks). Participants can choose their activities according to their personal needs. It will be possible to arrange speed dating with international mentors, investors, potential business or creative partners. Interdisciplinary interactions will be encouraged between CCIs, technology, innovation, business, finance.
Cost of participation:
First day: free entrance including b2b event
Second day: TBD