CREA CENTERS ABOUT THE PROJECT
The overall objective of “CREA CENTERS” is “to establish and develop structures and networks for designers, entrepreneurs,academicians and artists of different disciplines operating in the field of cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in the Black Sea Basin, that provide free work and creation environment, facilitate the transfer of knowledge and technology, develop cooperation with the investors and customers and offer products and services to global networks.”
While in the Basin, exists entities representing CCIs; their pro-development role is not quite the object of public authorities’ or residents’ interests. All regional, national and local authorities need more studies on: the state of the creative industry; its share in socio-economic development of the region; relations in projects of the cultural and creative sectors entities with related/dependent sectors; on the concept of development of such industries. Important barrier to the development of creative industries in the region is also the lack of adequate infrastructures where creative individuals and communities can work and erect networks among the sector.
Co-working spaces provide a comfortable working eco system where co-workers can freely develop creativity, with inspiration, ideas, contributors or constructive critics from different disciplines, instant feedback, constant collaborations and initiatives, and the best model through revisions while designing.
By the proposed Action, 5 co-working spaces will be established in partner locations. TR and UA partners will have small-scale investments to establish the spaces. 300 CCIs co-workers (60 per partner location) will use the open offices, workshop and conference halls and maker labs in these co-working spaces. İn the fist year of the project, investments, purchase of goods and services, defining target groups and preparation activities will be held.