Creative Tourism- How can Wales stand out?
Event details: 2nd April 2014. 9.00-4.30. GALERI Caernarfon
This event will bring together businesses and academics with interest in creativity and tourism, culture, heritage and digital heritage. The event will offer the chance to develop ideas and bid to a £10,000 project development fund.
The event will look to support innovative R&D projects that focus on opportunities through establishing and exploiting links between academic knowledge, digital heritage, the tourism industry and the creative sectors. The theme is particularly appropriate for Wales as there is already a high economic impact in Wales, which benefits from using existing knowledge and physical resources.
The event will look at how businesses can offer customized, creative, experiential, authentic, and meaningful experiences that are tied to the uniqueness and "spirit" of a place. CEWN will support pilot project funding for a set of project ideas that will expand opportunities for tourist development and economic impact.
The event will ask key questions that will inspire creative responses to tourism-related issues:
- What experiences will heritage, museums and tourism participants demand in the future?
- How can digital creativity link the needs of heritage, collections and attractions with the needs of users?
- Can digital technology, social media and user generated content be used effectively to develop new local histories/heritage?
The purpose of the Creative Tourism is to focus on collaborative knowledge exchange and networking between academics and businesses in the creative industries, supporting development of imaginative projects. We welcome applications from attendees who have expertise in linked sectors that could be applied to the theme.
Who should attend?
Event attendees will include businesses and organisations in sectors relating to the development and use of creative approaches to tourism, such as designers and users of creative products; and cross-cutting organisations within the tourism field. Companies could be based in the Gaming industry; Digital and Entertainment media, Film, video photography; Advertising companies, Design, Publishing, Software and electronic publishing, Television and radio, Music and visual and performing arts. Other attendees will also include established bodies such as CADW, National Museum Wales, Peoples Collection Wales, museums and Government. Academic attendees may come from a wide range of disciplines that relate to the theme including the Arts and Humanities, but also technological disciplines that could have innovative applications.
Outcomes from the day will include an opportunity for attendees to collaborate to bid for pilot project money from a £10,000 fund provided by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Proposals could have a number of formats including (but not limited to) proof of concept, small pilot projects, equipment grants, travel support, and projects that will help to facilitate an application for external funding for research. We will particularly encourage collaborative, multidisciplinary or interdisciplinary knowledge exchange activities.
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