Andrew Erskine will be delivering a keynote speech to the second International CURE Conference. This builds on our longer-term role as consultants to Colchester's Creative Economy Strategy and our wider work across Europe. Andrew's talk will address the fact that while creative economy agendas may be increasingly defined by the world's largest metropolises, it is actually in neighbourhoods and smaller places where we often see culture and creativity making the biggest difference - especially if driven by careful visioning and planning.
The EU Funded Interreg Northwest IVB CURE Programme – Creative Urban Renewal in Europe - aims to develop creative and cultural hubs that will provide creative workspace and showcasing opportunities and enliven the space for the whole community. Testing this concept are partners from across North-West Europe. Organisations from Belgium, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Ireland and the UK have developed the Creative Zone Innovator which will enable the monitoring of creative development and ensure that key regeneration, creative and cultural objectives are met.