Our eco-cities: The role of arts and creatives

I was invited by LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore in April 2022 to give a public lecture online on the topic: “Our eco-cities: The role of arts and creatives“. In this public presentation we focused on the key trends and … Read More

IN SITU: Plase-based innovation of cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas

The project “IN SITU: Place-based innovation of cultural and creative industries in non-urban areas”, elaborated by a consortium of 13 European organizations, including NATFA “Kr. Sarafov”, won the competition under the program HORIZON-CL2-2021-HERITAGE- 01-03 of the European Commission! The project … Read More

Reinforcing Public and Private Partnerships for Georgia’s Creative Cluster Ecosystem

Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, determined to be a leading creative city in the Caucuses The face of Tbilisi is rapidly changing. With art venues, co-working spaces and museums lining the streets, festivals and fashion week filling the calendar, and … Read More

International Award UCLG-Mexico City-Culture 21: the 4th edition has been launched!

This distinguished Award will recognise  good practices from cities and local and regional governments in the field of culture and sustainable development, as well as individuals who have made substantial contributions to the recognition of how cultural aspects are important for … Read More

Creative Georgia: In search of mechanisms for creative cluster ecosystem

UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005) is an important document in the development of the international and national ultural policies. It provides an important framework for informed, transparent and participatory governance systems … Read More

Regional Support Systems for Arts Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship in the arts and in local creative and food industries contribute to both economic growth and social life in a local territory. It is therefore important to set up a local support system in the short and in the … Read More

Unforgettable Flashes from touRRoir Global Forum: “Tasting Ireland” is so delicious!

  Good Food Ireland is a unique organisation that promotes Irish food production and authentic culinary cuisine, emphasizing on people behind it – farmers, local food producers and fishermen. Run by a small and devoted team, the organisation is “the … Read More

Emerging and Future Trends in Creative Tourism

The CREATOUR 2nd International Conference: “Emerging and Future Trends in Creative Tourism” will be held June 7, 8 and 9, 2018, at Universidade do Minho – Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal. It is organized within the project CREATOUR: Creative Tourism … Read More

Culture, Sustainability, and Place: Innovative Approaches for Tourism Development

International Conference: 11 to 13 October 2017: Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores, Portugal The United Nations has designated 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. In this context, this conference will explore the place and roles of … Read More

Reinforcing our creative industries: warming up with hot Mojito Music!

Montreal is one of the world leaders in creative industries: music, design, fashion, computer games, live shows, film, festivals and much more! Our city is ranked in the top 7 metropolis in North America (after Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, … Read More