Online hackathon for cultural and creative workers

HackCreative: An Industry Transformed Cultural and creative industries across Europe have been disrupted by the…
Published on April 21, 2020

HackCreative: An Industry Transformed

Cultural and creative industries across Europe have been disrupted by the current COVID-19 crisis. The challenging time is also a time of opportunity for transformation, collaboration, and learning. This is a chance for all creative industry leaders, artists, creatives, event organisers and culture field workers to build new solutions for this unprecedented challenge.

If you are ready to explore how to come out of the crisis even stronger and how to use these uncertain times to your advantage, take a chance and register for a 48-hour fully online hackathon HackCreative: An Industry Transformed on May 1-3.

What do I need to join?

This online hackathon does not require previous experience in digital technology, only a proactive interest to work on new solutions and devote 48 hours to learn and work on projects together with other creative professionals from different cultural backgrounds and industries. During two days, participants will learn, build and share their creations over the course of a weekend with the help of experienced mentors and industry experts.

Who are workshop leaders?

Workshops will be led by industry professionals – Alex Antolino (Spain), Creative Director at Typeform, advertising specialist, documentarian and an overnight producer; Birgitta Persson (Sweden), COO at Point of Value & Director at Olivearte Cultural Agency; Sebastien Toupy (Netherlands), Head of Startup Relations at The Next Web, open innovation and global events scene master; Līna Marta Sarma (Latvia), a Computer scientist specializing in creative coding, hackathon veteran & former Executive Director at TechHub Riga; Egita Poļanska (Latvia), Partnership Manager at Startup Wise Guys specializing in business model & commercialization; Edgars Zvirgzdiņš (Latvia), Founder at Partners et Sons, specializing in branding, product & graphic design.

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Registration and more info:

Creative and Cultural Industries hackathon is organised by the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture (NDPC) and supported by the Latvian Ministry of Culture, cooperation with Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art and Trans Europe Halles network. NDPC focuses on improving operational conditions for cultural and creative industries, bridging the gap between various sources of funding, sectors of activity and strengthening cooperation between project owners, business communities, the public sector, and international institutions throughout the Northern Dimension.