Creative Skills Week 2023 is an essential destination for creatives, producers, leaders, cultural workers, managers, educators, crafters, grafters, changemakers and dreamers, who care about what the future holds for creative skills development. Originally proposed in the Creative Pact for Skills Manifesto, CSW2023 aims to synergise existing activities, projects and communities to promote new approaches to re-skilling and up-skilling.
For the first time, the cultural and creative industries are being addressed as an industrial ecosystem. The issue of skills gaps and needs is a critical concern for stakeholders from all corners of the Cultural and Creative Sector Industries (CCSI). We are proud to launch the first-ever CREATIVE SKILLS WEEK gathering strategic thinkers, policymakers, creative hub managers, cultural workers and networks, creatives and artistic practitioners together to co-create plans addressing urgent and future skills needs.
This boundary-breaking programme of events and actions is the culmination of several initiatives, joining forces with the common goal of gathering disparate organisations, stakeholders, and European networks to address needs and skills gaps in the Cultural & Creative Sector Industries. Creative Skills Week 2023 is an initiative of the EU Pact for Skills for the Cultural and Creative Industries Ecosystem, the Alliance for Sectoral Cooperation on Skills CYANOTYPES (funded by the European Commission Erasmus+ Programme) and the European Creative Hubs Network.
Join Creative Skills Week 2023 from 10 -13 October 2023 in Vienna (in person and online). CSW2023 is kindly hosted at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
The main feature of Creative Skills Week 2023, Anticipating Creative Futures is a two-day programme that brings together diverse stakeholders to spark new opportunities and ignite new ideas. The event ensures maximum interaction and participatory activities to harness collective wisdom. Network with creative thinkers, CCSI strategists and educators. Actively participate and propose a session at the Open Space. Get social at our evening receptions. Be part of this growing momentum and fuel a sustainable European Cultural and Creative Sector Industries ecosystem. Register for a series of in-person and online events and co-creation sessions on Tuesday 10 October and Wednesday 11 October.
EIT Culture & Creativity Day Vienna
Hosted by University for Applied Arts Vienna, this full-day event is the EIT Culture & Creativity opening of the Co-Location Center in Vienna.
Cultuurloket: from knowledge to skills
Hosted by Cultuurloket.
Demedarts/Creative Equal Arts
|17:30||Official Opening of the Creative Skills Week|
|18:30||Meet the Community: networking activity|
|19:00||Reception and co-creation activity|
C-SHIP Webinar 2 – Cross-sector collaboration why and how?
Organised by the Large-Scale Skills Partnership – Pact for Skills Working Group on Entrepreneurial Skills.
Skills for the green transition
Hosted by ENCATC – European Network on Cultural Management and Policy and organised by the Pact for Skills Working Group on Skills for the Green Transformation
Are you passionate about the future of creative skills? Would you like to lead a creative skills conversation by hosting a workshop, activity or presentation online or in-person? Dive deep with friends into the subject of competencies, qualities and skills in the Creative and Cultural Industries Sectors (CCIS) in Europe and beyond.
Creative Skills Week 2023 is designed to gather the creative and cultural skills community to collaborate, co-create and commune in new, unique and innovative ways.
Interested organisations and individuals are welcome to submit their own activities, projects, events (either in-person or online) to be programmed as part Creative Skills Week 2023.
Benefits of hosting your own event
Creative Skills Week 2023 gives CCIS stakeholders the opportunity to promote their online or in-person events, debates, and skills related activities to a captive international audience in Vienna and beyond. See the CSW2023 event guidelines for details. Add your event to our programme by filling in this form. Use the CSW2023 logo.
Please ensure that:
Selected events will be promoted as part of the CSW2023 general programme. Details of the different events should feature on the applicant organisation’s website. Please note CSW2023 does not provide funding, logistical support or automatic registration to other activities. Event organisers are solely responsible for the implementation of the activities listed on the website. (See guidelines for details)
The European Commission has initiated an ambitious plan to define new skill sets. This has led to the launch of the Pact for Skills — a shared engagement and approach to skills development. By boosting joint action, the impact of skills investment will be maximised. Skills policies and actions are being shared between many players. Companies, workers, education and training providers, national, regional and local authorities, chambers of commerce and employment services are contributing to making up- and reskilling a reality.
The Pact for Skills for the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) Ecosystem has established a largescale partnership which commits to promoting a life-long learning ecosystem which will be relevant, accessible, and affordable to all sector professionals throughout their careers. The partnership also reinforces synergies and resource pooling between existing initiatives.
CYANOTYPES is a community of change, a pan-European project addressing the Cultural and Creative Industries sector’s needs and skills gaps. As an ambitious cross-sectoral initiative, CYANOTYPES aims to facilitate joint efforts to address skills gaps in urgent and future skills. Both skills and skillsets are identified through research, stakeholder engagement, and use cases. The modular curricula, a triple loop learning framework, developed throughout the project, will be validated in different contexts with a series of pilots across Europe. CYANOTYPES aims to initiate changes in how we “learn how to learn”.
The European Creative Hubs Network is a peer-led network with a mission to enhance the creative, economic and social impact of hubs around Europe and neighbouring countries.
As focal points for cultural and creative professionals, creative hubs play a key role at the intersection of culture, economy, society, education and technology, and they offer the most effective way to support the growth and impact of cultural and creative industries.
To achieve this, hubs themselves need to network, to pool resources, share best practices, and build on advocacy, policy and opportunities – and this is what ECHN offers to its members.
The University of Applied Arts Vienna is home to more than 1,800 students, many of whom come from other countries both in and outside Europe. The range of courses, which are on offer is unusually diverse and includes architecture, fine arts (painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, ceramics), stage design, design (fashion, graphic design, graphics and advertising, landscape design), industrial design, media design (transmedia arts, digital art), conservation and restoration, pedagogic studies for artistic teaching disciplines, textile design and handicrafts. It is precisely the diversity of these artistic disciplines, which is supplemented by a large number of scientific subjects, that contributes to the special atmosphere that prevails at the “Angewandte”.