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This topic contains 8 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  aphra 6 years, 8 months ago.

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  • #7818

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Temple bar Cultural Trust has been coordinating an input from Irish cultural industries to the EC consultation on the cultural industries and bodies like the Digital Hub are involved.

    It looks like they might try to set up some type of representative lobbying body which would probably include games

    see http://culturalcreativeindustries.ie/ for more on the coalition of Irish bodies

    see http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/0803/1224276088110.html for a story on the submission and consultation

    Aphra.

  • #46162

    david4482
    Participant

    Interesting stuff.

    From "Summary of Recommendations to the European Commission based on our consultation":

    6. European Commission to create new funding instruments to facilitate the creation of networks of like-minded organizations working in the CCI sector whose future growth can be accelerated through transnational cooperation
    [/quote:a14b4b2153]
    If gets adopted GD.ie should put in for mo money.

    This is a very Irish centric one:

    10. European Commission to call for / support national and regional legislative reforms which enable the widespread use of vacant commercial premises as ‘third spaces’ for those working in the CCI and other sectors in cities and urban areas across the EU.
    [/quote:a14b4b2153]

    From "Summary of recommendations to the Department of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Ireland based on our consultation":

    8. Maintain and develop the new government Cultural Technology fund to enable artists and creators take advantage of the developments in new technologies and availability of broadband to create, produce and distribute work to a wider audiences
    [/quote:a14b4b2153]

    Anyone know much about this, money currently available?

  • #46163

    david4482
    Participant

    Right: That cultural technology scheme
    http://www.tcs.gov.ie/pdfs/cultural_technology_scheme_2010.pdf

    Strand 3: Applications will be accepted from individuals who wish to develop information and communications technologies to promote the arts, culture and creative sector output in Ireland and internationally in a compelling and creative way.[/quote:6c26737dc9]

    Promote creative sector output in Ireland and internationally
    That’s GD.ie. Should apply for money for spearheading any site overhaul requirements that came out of recent thread no?

    Applications for consideration for funding under the scheme should be submitted as outlined above no later than the 15th of September 2010.[/quote:6c26737dc9]

    I don’t mind contacting coordinator about eligibility if this hasn’t been explored. Any reason not to?

  • #46164

    Greenbean
    Participant

    I wonder if this could also be a path to getting a medium sized room or space with 20 chairs/tables, internet, security available for use in Dublin. I.e. for monthly Jams, team meetings, demo sessions.

  • #46166

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Karlin Lillington had a piece on that cultural technology fund in the times a few weeks ago – and yes the deadline was tight…

    I didn’t actually think about gd.ie applying, I was thinking it was more for people who might develop a mini game to promote some aspect of Irish culture…

    interesting

    Aphra.

  • #46354

    aphra
    Keymaster

    On a related European level the research centre IPTS in Seville has been working on a report on the competitiveness of the European videogame industry.

    see http://is.jrc.es/pages/ISG/PREDICT/games/documents/VIDEOGAMESWS-EXESUMDRAFTFINAL_000.pdf

    for a draft executive summary.

    Full report should be out soon

    Aphra.

  • #46458

    aphra
    Keymaster

    This is a useful summary of the competitiveness of the European games industry and recent trends from an independent source – i.e. a European research centre.

    Available free to download at http://is.jrc.ec.europa.eu/pages/ISG/COMPLETE/games/

    also all the presentations from workshops conducted in its preparation are online.

    Aphra.

  • #46463

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Good stuff, cheers for the links :D

  • #46474

    aphra
    Keymaster

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