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Summer Academy on Cultural and Creative Industries and Local Development

 

 1-4 July 2024 Trento, Italy |  Seventh Edition  


Reconnecting society through culture: Uniting people, places and communities in a polarised world

OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

The project 

The Summer Academy for Cultural and Creative Industries and Local Development (SACCI) provides capacity building for policy makers and representatives of cultural and creative sectors (CCS). At the end of the course, participants acquire a deeper understanding of the sector's needs and dynamics.

The Summer Academy equips policymakers and practitioners with the tools to design forward-thinking policies that respond to the needs of these industries. Each year, the Summer Academy tackles a different theme, and invites policymakers and practitioners from around the world to share their experiences and learn from international experts in the field.

The Summer Academy is an integral part of the OECD programme on cultural and creative sectors.

Objectives

The Summer Academy seeks to: 

  • Stimulate sharing of knowledge and experience among participants, experts and professionals from several fields related to cultural and creative sectors (CCS).
  • foster networking and debate around relevant case studies and best practices from the Trentino and Alto Adige - Südtirol region (Italy), OECD countries, and beyond.
  • Provide common interpretation tools that will be applied to the analysis of participants’ case studies, as well as projects and local practices aimed at promoting CCS and local development.
  • Analyse the process of culture-driven social-economic innovation and the role of CCS in sustainable development.
  • Examine entrepreneurial process in CCS and the importance of creativity and innovation.
  • Promote online and offline social networks among participants in order to exchange knowledge, practical experiences and working methodologies, on CCS and local development.

Methodology

The Summer Academy fosters a hands-on approach, which introduces participants to the overall conceptual and theoretical framework of culture and creativity in local development, and. It invites them to engage proactively, and in creative ways, with local organisations, institutions and places. Substantial time during each day is reserved for discussions to generate and exchange knowledge. The last Summer Academy included webinars, interactive digital sessions with key actors (online) and a study visit to selected places in Trentino, Italy. The Summer Academy allows participants to consider real-life situations and to engage with practical challenges faced by their organisations and institutions.

2024 Focus | Reconnecting society through culture: Uniting people, places and communities in a polarised world 

Major global trends, such as demographic change, rapid urbanization, technology, climate change and shifts in global economic power, have the capacity to increase inequalities and disparities, and affect the quality of life, outlook, and well-being of communities in both rural and urban areas. At the same time, there is opportunity to respond to these mega-trends in a way which promotes more sustainable living, and more equitable and connected societies. The 2024 Summer Academy will explore possible responses to these global trends through debate and the showcasing of examples of how cultural and creative interventions could help individuals and communities to bridge divisions and move towards a more equal society based on human potential. 

Participants

The Summer Academy targets policy makers and practitioners active in the field of cultural and creative sectors. Participants may be currently working in public institutions (national, regional, provincial or local governments, development agencies, research centres, international organisations) or private companies and organisations (foundations, co-operatives, NGOs, grassroots community organisations, non-profit entities, etc.) or freelancers active in the field of CCS development

 

 

Material & information

Agenda

Course Outline & draft agenda

Application process

To apply, fill in the online application form by 5 May 2024 at 23.59 CEST. 

Applicants should provide:

► Personal and professional information.
► Motivations for participating in the Summer Academy.
► A case study (project, programme or initiative, which is currently being implemented or has concluded within the last 5 years and is directly related to the candidate’s professional experience).

The number of participants for the Summer Academy is limited to 24. The selection process will be finalised by mid-May.

Fee, logistics and costs

The Summer Academy will be held at the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development, Italy.

A small financial contribution of 100 euros is required for participation in the Summer Academy. The organisers cover transport and lunches during the Summer Academy onsite, whereas travel to Trento and accommodation costs are borne by selected participants.
 

Working language

English.

Contacts

OECD Trento Centre: [email protected]

Tsm: [email protected]


 

Previous Editions 

Sixth Edition | 18-20 September 2023 | DIGITAL & 27-29 September 2023 | Trento, Italy

2023 Focus: Disrupting tradition: How digital technology is changing the cultural and creative processes

The sixth edition of the Summer Academy took a close look at how advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), 3D printing and blockchain, alongside digital platform intermediaries are shaping the cultural and creative sector. It explored the challenges and opportunities presented by these advances and deepened the debate on policy, practitioner and public engagement with these issues.

The 2023 Summer Academy included webinars, interactive digital sessions with key actors (online) and a complementary (optional) study visit to Trentino, Italy (onsite), that was also open to 2020-22 Summer Academy alumni who only participated online. The Academy allowed participants to consider real-life situations and to engage with practical challenges faced by their organisations and institutions.

2023 Agenda & Presentations

 (all material is available online and linked throughout the agenda) 

  Final workshop open to public on 29 Sept 2023 - Agenda and more info

2023 Lectures

 Insights from the OECD on global AI development - Marco Bianchini & Luis Aranda

 

An OECD introduction to disruptive digital technologies in the cultural and creative industries - Ekaterina Travkina & Martha Bloom 

 

Web3 and decentralisation - Claudio Calveri

The Creativity Code - Marcus du Sautoy


 

Fifth Edition | 18-21 September 2022 | DIGITAL & 26-28 September 2022 | Trento, Italy

2022 Focus: Culture changes lives! The transformative impacts of culture and creativity for better societies

Summer Academy Agenda 2022The levels of social, environmental and economic inequality in our society are increasingly challenging the health and wellbeing of people. It is time to rethink our approach to local development, whether in metropolitan areas or smaller towns. Culture and creative activities have the capacity to improve the self-confidence and the creativity of individuals, as well as the quality of places for current and future residents. The fifth edition of the Summer Academy aims to discuss and showcase the role of CCS within a common sustainability framework which includes critical areas such as the environment, demography, and social justice.

The 2022 Academy included webinars, interactive digital sessions with key actors (online) and a complementary (optional) study visit in Trentino, Italy (onsite), that was also open to 2020-21 Summer Academy alumni who only participated online. This allowed participants to consider real-life situations and to engage with practical challenges faced by their organisations and institutions. 

2022 Agenda & Presentations

 (all material is available online and linked throughout the agenda)

Workshop "How culture can transform places" | 28 September 2022 | Trento, Italy | Agenda (EN/IT)

  

2022 Lectures

 The Wonderworks method: How art boosts optimism, creativity, and courage - Sarah Lagrotteria

 

The arts for cross-cutting public policy: A certificate program for cities - Doris Sommer 

 

Bristol’s cultural renaissance: The work of Bristol Ideas - Andrew Kelly

 

 

Fourth Edition | 27-30 September 2021 | DIGITAL

2021 Focus: Culture and creativity at the core of the recovery

Summer Academy Agenda 2021As both the climate emergency and the COVID-19 crisis unfold, with increasingly critical impacts on economic, social and educational inequalities, policy makers, urban practitioners and sustainable development activists all over the world are looking for new ways to lay the foundations for strong, healthy, more equal and resilient communities in the future. They are working on many fronts to address the vulnerabilities this generalised state of crisis is exposing.As cities and regions reconsider growth models in the wake of COVID-19, cultural and creative industries can be put at the core of a resilient recovery. CCS are a significant source of jobs and income, and also generate important spillovers to the wider economy. They are a driver of innovation, a source of creative skills, and act as a magnet that helps drive growth in other sectors such as tourism. Beyond their economic impacts, they also have significant social impacts, from supporting health and well-being, to promoting social inclusion and local social capital.

As well as offering a reflection on the policies, methods and approaches that could help us to build back better, SACCI 2021 investigated good practices, and highlighted evidence showing how CCIs, when properly valued and supported, could be the key to unlock a sustainable recovery and to achieve the objectives set by the Agenda 2030. 

2021 Agenda & Presentations

 (all material is available online and linked throughout the agenda)

 

2021 Lectures

How cultural participation may boost the post-pandemic recovery: social impact and behavioural change

 

Environmental sustainability and culture: mainstreaming international policy frameworks into the cultural and creative industries 

 

Truly building back better: what will it take?

 What we discussed in 2021...with a bit of creativity

 Download the graphic recording in pdf format

 

  

Third Edition | 27-30 April 2020 | DIGITAL

2020 Focus: Joining forces to shape the future

‌What can we learn from past experiences? How can Culture and Creative Industries (CCIs) help people and places to better address the new challenges brought about by climate change, globalisation, demographic change and technological breakthroughs?

For several decades, cities and regions across the world have been successfully mobilising cultural and creative resources to address societal challenges, regenerate the economy, create new identities and promote inclusion.

SACCI 2020 took stock of past CCIs policies and culture-led development initiatives and looked to the future, by focusing on how to reshape CCIs policies in view of the challenges posed by megatrends.

In particular, this edition of the Summer Academy examined how the creativity of artists and CCIs’ entrepreneurs, cross-overs with other sectors and the use of new technologies could spur innovation in process, products and services in various fields such as health and well-being, social cohesion, environment protection, urban renewal, education and skills. The new forms of governance required to deliver such innovation were also part of the discussion.

2020 Agenda & Presentations

 (all material is available online and linked throughout the agenda)

 

2020 Lectures

CCIs' perspectives in the lights of megatrends

Creativity in the digital age

Taking stock of the creative city agenda

 

Second Edition | 16-20 June 2019 | Trento & Bolzano, Italy

2019 Focus: Creative solutions to contemporary challenges

Summer Academy Agenda 2019The Academy fosters a hands-on approach, which introduces participants to the overall conceptual and theoretical framework of culture and creativity in local development and invites them to engage proactively, and in creative ways, with local organisations, institutions and places.

Within this approach, the Academy included on-site visits and interview-style sessions with key local actors. This allowed participants to consider real-life situations and to engage with practical dilemmas often faced by their organisations and institutions.

For the 2019 edition, three main dilemmas were identified:

  • Tradition vs Innovation (keywords: digital transformation, cultural production and consumption, the role/identity of museums and other cultural institutions in contemporary society)
  • Preservation vs (Re)activation (keywords: urban/rural regeneration, creative identity of places, sustainability)
  • Linear development vs Holistic approach (keywords: cross-sectorial policies, embedding creativity in local systems, cross innovation, skills for a creative city)

2019 Course outline & Agenda

 

 

First Edition | 11-15 June 2018 | Trento & Bolzano, Italy

2018 Focus: The relationship between cultural heritage and CCI

Summer Academy AGENDA 2018The Academy focused on the relationship between cultural heritage and CCIs, with an exploration of following themes:

  • Building resilient creative ecosystems. What kind of environment do CCIs need to flourish? What challenges does the establishment of creative ecosystems pose to policy makers? 
  • Raise awareness of creative resources. What are the main skills needed by CCIs? How can knowledge and creativity support innovation? 
  • Governance and funding. How can a financial ecosystem support CCIs? How can we best fund artistic and cultural activities and products?
  • CCIs for inclusive development. What is the link between CCIs and social inclusion? Why and how can culture and creativity improve the quality of life in a community?

2018 Course outline & Agenda

 

Final conference on CCIs support ecosystems as part of Smart Specialisation Strategy Agenda

 (also in Italian)

 
Partners

The Summer Academy is organised by the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development in collaboration with tsm - Trentino School of Management (Italy), the European Federation for Creative Economy (Creative FED) and Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara (Italy), with the support of the Department for Cultural Activities of the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy) and the Department of Italian culture (Youth Policies Unit) – Autonomous Province of Bolzano (Italy) 

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