Cycle of workshops on creative economy and creative cities of Bahia

Organization: Sebrae Bahia
Date: Novembro 2012 – Janeiro 2013
City: Barreiras, Feira de Santana, Ilhéus, Jacobina, Juazeiro, Lençóis, Porto Seguro, Salvador, Santo Antônio de Jesus e Vitória da Conquista.


Objectives: To promote the understanding of the creative economy and creative cities, turning managers, recently-elected or reelected policymakers and creative entrepreneurs of Bahia State more able to establish a dialogue; to ignate a reflexion about how these two complementary approaches can contribute to economic, social and cultural development in each city and creative cluster; to inspire the development of a cross-sector policy based on the recognition of local culture as a propeller of socio-economic development; to generate synergies across cultural and creative projects and their interfaces with development, tourism, education, technology, to mention but a few; to foster the acknowledgment of the creative economy potential through entrepreneurship; to contribute to a deeper understanding of the challenges and possibilities of the creative economy; to tease the mapping of economic strengths and cultural singularities in Bahia State and its regions.Structure: The carovan was shaped by a six-hour workshop in each of the ten cities that joined the programme. More than 1500 people and 115 city representatives attended the event.

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