Creative Communities First (CCF) Project
CCF seeks to forge an effective and replicable HEI led digital model for creative industries training and support in communities.
Creative Communities First (CCF) recognises the key role the creative economy has to play in regenerating Europe post COVID as it straddles economic, social, cultural and technological issues and is at the crossroads of the arts, business and technology.
CCF is also mindful of the transformational power of higher education institutions and new partnership formats as engines of social mobility, innovation and equality of opportunity.
Creative Sectors with COVID19
COVID19 has decimated the creative economy and it needs saving. Creative sectors are important in terms of their economic footprint and employment.
They also spur innovation across the economy, as well as contribute to numerous other channels for positive social impact (well-being and health, education, inclusion, urban regeneration, etc.).
The dynamics vary across sub-sectors, with venue-based activities and the related supply chains most affected.
Policies to support firms and workers during the pandemic can be ill-adapted to the non-traditional business models and forms of employment in the sector.
A snapshot of the project:
01 Apr 2021 to 31 Jan 2023
Erasmus+ Cooperation Partnerships, European Commission
Future Cast and the W8 Centre are collaborating with our partners from around the EU on the Creative Communities First project. Below are some of the participating organisations on the project.