Creative Communities Igniting Change has been carefully structured to generate impact for the young unemployed and other socially excluded target groups, the communities that have experienced brain drain and high levels of unemployment and eyesore empty buildings and the VET providers who serve them, by achieving an effective and replicable core model for creative industries training and support within a community environment that provides access to VET for key target groups but also leads to broader economic innovation and revitalisation.
The focus of Creative Communities Igniting Change is to create entrepreneurial opportunities for people to get involved in the creative sector as a stepping stone to entrepreneurship. At the same time, it will establish creative incubators in communities who will provide training and workspace for these emerging entrepreneurs.
The Creative Communities Igniting Change project brings together partners from Northern Ireland (Banbridge Distinct Council and Canice Consulting), Sweden (Folkuniverisitetet in Skåne län) and Poland (Northern Chamber of Commerce, Szczecin and University of Humanities and Economics, Łódz) and Irish partners Momentum Marketing.
Through this project we will generate impact for the young unemployed and other socially excluded target groups, the communities that have experienced brain drain and high levels of unemployment and eyesore empty buildings and training providers.
Over 24 months, CCiC will achieve this in 4 regions in Ireland, UK, Poland and Sweden over 4 key deliverables:-
1) By establish 4 sustainable, sector specific Regional Alliances (in Ireland, UK/Northern Ireland, Poland and Sweden) we are forging collaborative relationships between VET providers and HEIs, creative industry bodies, economic actors, local governments and wider stakeholders that will optimise and mobilise the creative sector strategic response at regional level.
2) The resultant 4 Action Plans will improve the quality and relevance of creative industries training and support on offer and provide entrepreneurship pathways.
3) Our partners Momentum are responsible for creating a course curriculum “Set up a Creative Business in 90 days” course, will help potential creative entrepreneurs to set up business. They will also provide training to develop or enhance physical creative hubs in local communities.
4) Policy agenda at the heart of the project – CCIC will embed policy for development of creative regions by creating lasting partnership structures that will have a positive and long-lasting effect on the creative industries policy systems in each region.