Kick Start: Cardiff

Professional exchange programme in Cardiff bringing together international and Welsh creative changemakers.
Take part in Visiting Arts' Kick-Start: Cardiff professional exchange programme for creative changemakers looking to propel their careers.
APPLICATION PROCESS
Artists and creative entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply. Travel expenses and accommodation are included as part of the opportunity. Please fill out the relevant the application form below:
Application form for international applicants - ** DEADLINE EXTENDED **: 31 July 2017 at 10:00 CET
Application form for Welsh applicants - deadline 22 September at 17:00 CET
Application is free of charge.
Online applications only.
As part of a series of events produced for Creative Tracks, aimed at connecting creative entrepreneurs worldwide, Visiting Arts will host a three day exchange and networking event in Wales from 16-19 October 2017 - coinciding with the launch of the European Network EASTN 2, SWN Festival, and celebrations for Creative Cardiff's Second Birthday.
Kick-Start: Cardiff aims to be a catalyst event bringing together emerging international creative voices with the thriving arts and creative industries scene in Wales to explore their value and role in regeneration.
Among the high level speakers and trainers including design and media entrepreneurs, lawyers and policy makers, we are pleased to announce that John Howkins, author of 'The Creative Economy' and Ann Harrison, author of 'Music: The Business: The Essential Guide to the Law and the Deals' will be joining us.
The event will invite delegates to exchange ideas on three key themes:
- urbanisation
- how the arts and creative industries are driving regional/ rural economies
- workspaces and new ways of working
Gain new knowledge and skills, pitch your projects and calls for collaboration, and make exciting international connections for life!
The programme includes a workshop day, an arts and law seminar, a panel discussion event and lots of networking opportunities, with the chance to pitch your work to industry experts and potential investors.
Kick-Start: Cardiff is produced within the framework of the EU funded project, Creative Tracks, with the support of the European Union, Wallonie Bruxelles International, Shenzen Design Week and the Asia­Europe Foundation.
The Kick-Start: Cardiff is proudly run in partnership with Welsh Government, Cardiff Council, Arts Council of Wales and its international arm Wales Arts International, Creative Cardiff, Cardiff University, British Council, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Geldards LLP, SWN Festival.
WHO IS IT FOR?
Upcoming artists and creative entrepreneurs - particularly those in the fields of music, TV, product design, or whose work connects with the fields of science and technology.
PROGRAMME OUTLINE
Monday 16 October
All day International delegates arrive and meet with organisers.
17:30 – 19:30 "Show and Tell "evening reception in partnership with Creative Cardiff to celebrate their second birthday.
19:30 – 21:00 Welcome dinner.
Tuesday 17 October
09:00 – 15:00 Training/exchange workshops with UK and international participants. Trainers TBC. Lunch provided.
18:00 – 20:00 Evening event - details TBC.
Wednesday 18 October
10:00 – 12:00 Arts, Creative Industries and Law Conference in partnership with Geldards.
14:00 – 17:00 Blind networking meet-ups organized between international guests and local professionals/ Independent and group scheduled meetings with local creative spaces relevant to attending delegates.
19:30 – 21:30 Evening reception and concert with Swiss Ambassador at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Thursday 19 October
08:30 – 12:00 Visiting Arts networking breakfast opened by Ken Skates, , Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure. Panel discussion including report on the exchange workshop day.
13:00– 15:00 Walk through Bute Park to the Castle for a drinks reception hosted by Cardiff Council. Details TBC.
15:00 International delegates depart or can choose to stay on for SWN music festival
Advertising and marketing communications, Animation, Architecture, Archives and libraries, Audiovisual and interactive media, Crafts, Creative industries areas, Design, Digital facilities, Fashion and textiles, Festivals, Film, Gastronomy, Heritage (tangible & intangible), Literature, Museums, Music, Performing arts, Photography and photo imaging, Publishing and journalism, Radio, Visual arts, Words and books

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Very nice!!
From: Delater
8:38AM 24 July 2017

Hi Juliano, 
are you going to Cardiff?? So nice!! 
Looking forward to attending the event
9:55PM 22 July 2017
Hi guys,
My name is Juliano Pinto. I'm a Enterprising Achitect in Brazil. Also this year I participated in an event in Brazil of Creative tracks. The event was sensational and I hope to have the same energy in Cardiff.