Northern Spaces for Creative Innovation

About the open call

Creating spaces where cross-sectorial collaboration and innovation can flourish

The Northern Spaces for Creative Innovation Call for Ideas is open to cultural and creative industries (CCI) professionals from Northern Dimension countries to submit their cross-innovation project ideas.

We invite organisations from cultural and creative industries sector to test collaboration models and processes that create spaces, whether physical or digital, for cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation in the Northern Dimension countries. Moreover, we are looking for collaboration models that connect the CCI field with the digital, economic, environmental, social, education and other sectors, building up a cross-sectoral cooperation ecosystem.

More about the open call: here. 

With the Northern Spaces for Creative Innovation, we aim to:

  • Create  spaces  and  multilevel  partnerships  for  such  collaboration  to  flourish in Northern Dimension countries and beyond.  
  • Promote new thinking as well as innovative products, services, and activities by fostering cross-sectorial connectivity, both face-to-face and or virtually.  
  • Innovate  traditional  industries,  transforming  practices  and  processes  that  affect multiple  entities  and  involve  relevant  societies  and  communities.   
  • Address  challenges which are key to innovation practices that most societies and  economies will attempt to address in the coming years: health,  climate change, digitalization,  economic resilience with involvement of the local communities. 
  • Build cross-border partnerships in the Northern Dimension region. 
  • Ensure  the  models  found in  this  process  can  be  sustained and upscaled  for  future use. 

Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture

European Union National Institutes for Culture