bloc // July 11, 2005

For the Love of Money: Betws-Y-Coed, Conwy ⁄⁄

Date: Tuesday 6th December 2005
Time: 5pm to 7.30pm
Venue:Hosted by (Cynhelir gan y ) Rel Institiwt
Partner: Conwy County Borough Council | www.conwy.gov.uk
Partner: Arts Council of Wales | www.acw-ccc.org.uk

This seminar will explore the issues surrounding creative practitioners who want to develop, as yet, one-offs into more mass produced or mass marketed products/software/services. Routes to marketing work are varied ´ some creative practitioners are involved in continuing research, invention and application of new techniques in new media, others have produced a ‘marketable idea’ and some have received coverage for a work which became a product.

Outline:

This seminar will explore the issues surrounding creative practitioners who want to develop, as yet, one-offs into more mass produced or mass marketed products/software/services. Routes to marketing work are varied ´ some creative practitioners are involved in continuing research, invention and application of new techniques in new media, others have produced a ‘marketable idea’ and some have received coverage for a work which became a product.

In this seminar, researchers, artists and business developers will discuss the methods for identifying marketable ideas and the means by which creative technology practitioners can develop their work for market. Illustrated by examples, the panellists will explore the issues where creativity meets money.

Rather than explore IP issues (the subject of November’s seminar) this seminar will look at the mechanisms for developing, rather than protecting, good ideas.

This is the final Autumn seminar focusing on the commercialisation of ideas.

Welsh translation facilities will be available at this event.

Contributors:

Chair (Cadeirydd): Steve Keegan | Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader for MA Contemporary Applied Art, NEWI
www.newi.ac.uk/nwsad/staffprofiles.html
Régine Debatty | Blogger and freelance consultant from Italy/Belgium
www.we-make-money-not-art.com
Glenn Davidson and Anne Hayes | Directors, Artstation
www.artstation.org.uk
Richard Edwards, Technium CAST | Senior Project Manager, CAST (Centre for Advanced Software Technology)
www.techniumcast.com/

Sponsors:

Conwy County Borough Council, the Arts Council of Wales and NESTA

The Northern Bloc seminar programme is supported by Conwy County Borough Council, the Arts Council of Wales and NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts).

This seminar is being hosted by Rel Institiwt – http://www.realinstitute.org/

Cefnogir Northern Bloc gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Cyngor Bwrdeistref Sirol Conwy a NESTA(Gwaddol Cenedlaethol dros Wyddoniaeth, Technoleg a’r Celfyddydau).

Cynhelir y seminar gan y Rél Institiwt – www.realinstitute.org/.

Area: northern bloc