The first project Webinar took place on the 28th of January 2019, broadcasted from Évora, in Portugal. It was attended by 16 municipalities representatives, members of CIMAC and other 48 on-line attendees from different countries all around Europe.
Tom Fleming the invited speaker, focused his presentation on the important articulation that the cultural sector must convey and promote between other sectors (such as the economic, social and environmental) reinforcing the concept of a creative ecosystem. Highlighted the possibilities of developing this creative ecosystem in different scale territories, included smaller territories which have increasingly shown their potential in generating very cohesive local contexts. Each ecosystem is always a reflexion of its identity and uniqueness. Different identities generate different ecosystems.
The key however is to create sufficiently comprehensive narratives in a wider scope. When we address the creative economy subject, we are not referring to supply chains but instead interactions, that most of the time are not related to commercialization. In these ecosystems, relations, values, cooperation and ideas are more important than chain supplies.
Finally Tom Fleming approached the relevance of networking and the inclusion of their creatives (people or institutions) in larger networks - regional, national and also internationally wise. This exchange brings to the table greater knowledge, new experiences and wider possibilities.
The webinar will soon be available here.