At the beginning of February, the Interreg-funded project Creative Ports kicked of in Helsinki. Creative Ports is all about furthering internationalisation of the Culture and Creative Industries sector in the Baltic Sea Region. In view of the high economic value of the Baltic Sea Region’s creative sector, public authorities, business development organisations, incubators as well as cultural institutes, transnational networks and NGOs all have a role to play. Creative Ports brings all of these different groups together, allowing a bundling of their competencies to better achieve internationalisation goals.
Fourteen partners, including ARS BALTICA, from the countries around the Baltic Sea have joined forces in a consortium led by the Goethe-Institut (DE):
City of Vilnius (LT), Creative Estonia (EE), Danish Cultural Institute (DK), European-Russian InnoPartnership (RU), Filmby Aarhus (DK), Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft (GER), Marshal's Office of the Westpomeranian Region (PL), Media Dizajn Szczecin (PL), Media Evolution City Malmö (SE), ARS BALTICA (GER), South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences SBC (FI), TalTech University (EE),Tallinn Business Incubators (EE)
Creative Ports supports and facilitates the internationalisation of the cultural and creative industries in the Baltic Sea region. By utilising the vast skill sets of Baltic Sea Region countries funding agencies, municipalities, international cultural institutes, universities, public authorities, incubators and business development organisationsCreative Ports will further transnational collaboration in the region.