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7th ASEF Public Forum on the Creative Industries in Asia and Europe: Enabling Crossovers

  • Amsterdam Nederland (map)

Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and Het Nieuwe Instituut, and with the support of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF) is organising the 7th ASEF Public Forum on the Creative Industries in Asia and Europe: Enabling Crossovers. The public forum will gather practitioners from Asia and Europe engaged in the areas of culture, education, science, business, social enterprise and policy to exchange ideas and insights on the role and value of the creative industries in promoting the overall creativity of societies, particularly by enabling crossovers.

The public forum will address three key issues:

  • How to educate for creativity?
  • How to enable a culture of entrepreneurship in the arts?
  • How to ensure quality of life and environmental sustainability in creative cities across Asia and Europe?

Among the speakers will be leading voices from Asia and Europe including:

  • Charles LANDRY, an international authority on the use of imagination and creativity in urban change and inventor of the concept of the Creative City
  • Mary-Ann SCHREURS, Deputy Mayor of Eindhoven
  • Anmol VELLANI, Founder and Former Executive Director, India Foundation for the Arts and theatre director
  • Ada WONG, Founder and Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Institute of Contemporary Culture and the Supervisor of the Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity, Hong Kong

The contextual framework for the topics of discussion at the public forum can be found in ASEF’s latest publication: Enabling Crossovers: Good Practices in the Creative Industries (2014). This book features essays by the above-mentioned speakers along with 36 case studies from 33 countries in Asia and Europe. 

The event is in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Netherlands and Het Nieuwe Instituut, and with the support of the European Cultural Foundation (ECF).

Being held in the framework of the 6th Asia-Europe Culture Ministers’ Meeting, it marks the opening of the ASEM Culture Network Programme (18-21 October 2014, across the Netherlands), which will gather 40 creative professionals from Asia and Europe for four days of workshops and site visits.

Earlier Event: October 17
Tandem projects on show in Istanbul
Later Event: October 23
Idea Camp