Creative Managers – International Creative Economy Training for Expert Producers


Creative Managers – International Creative Economy Training for Expert Producers is closed now. We achieved the goal with the following results; 33 training sessions, 7 benchmarking trips, 29 people received a certificate training program, more than 160 people participated in the CM project events hosted by, 2 companies started, 2 people were employed in existing businesses.

For the further questions, please contact Research and Development Manager, Ms Anne Ilvonen, Sähköpostiosoite on suojattu roskapostiohjelmia vastaan, Javascript-tuen tulee olla päällä nähdäksesi osoitteen , or Lecturer at Degree Programme in Communication Mr Jyrki Kurki, Sähköpostiosoite on suojattu roskapostiohjelmia vastaan, Javascript-tuen tulee olla päällä nähdäksesi osoitteen .


Creative Managers strengthens the networking of actors in the creative industries, companies, and educational institutions; a purposeful network management; and regular regional coordination.Esitteet by Miska Korpelainen

The project implements an international training programme for creative industries directed to companies. It develops expertise, innovation activities, permanent training, and entrepreneurship in the creative industries and the experience industry as continuing education.

The main lines of business it focuses on are: media, film and popular culture; tourism, event organising, and dance.


Results/Implementation

  1. An international Creative Managers training programme
  2. 40 Creative Manager graduates
  3. 150 actors within creative industries complete their competence
  4. A regional creative economy production and service network
  5. International Advisory Board (mentoring, networking and expanding competences)
  6. “2K3D” teaching materials, testing, and pilots
  7. An increase in funding, business operations, contracting competence and other competences
  8. A marketing and promotion publication for international marketing that focuses on regional creative economy and related competences
  9. Forming networks for cultural export

Duration: 1st Aug., 2009 – 31st Jul., 2012

Coordinator: North Karelia University of Applied Sciences

Funding: ESF program/Centre for Economic, Development, Transport and Environment