As Creative Fuse North East prepare to launch our Innovation Pilot Fund, we must assess the inherent risks that come around the term innovation. Whilst innovation is a term to inspire original thinking and change, it has become somewhat convenient for it also to merely be a byword for modernity
In this section you will find regular blog posts written and published by members of the project team. The Creative Fuse North East team includes over 80 academic experts and industry specialists and they use blogging to share thinking, concepts and emerging innovation concepts being developed by the project.
Sunderland 10×10 artist-in-residence project beautifully illustrates the potential of bold and creative collaboration between culture and commerce. Having studied and worked in the city for the past four years, it came as no surprise to me, that it would be Sunderland that would step up and deliver the first strand of the ambitious 100 Artists into 100 Businesses programme – part of the North East Culture Partnership’s regional 15 year Case for Culture.
Initial insights from ongoing Creative Fuse North East survey, draw attention to a significant gender gap in the Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) sector. We often hear about the ‘women in tech’ and the often-dramatic discrepancy between the opportunities afforded men compared with women who work in the technology industry.
Creative Digital IT businesses are working in new ways, forming connections and relationships that are producing extraordinary economic growth.
Digital marketing agencies, content developers for apps, games and video and web service providers are all combining talents from different skillsets- including the computing and technology skills we know are important,
We are all creative, it’s in our make-up, whether you can sit down at a piano and compose a hit single, make up a story to entertain your grandchildren, introduce a new way to ensure the office tea run is a success or just write a compelling email to secure an extra few days against a deadline… creativity is in all of us.