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Creative Amsterdam stimulates the creative industries in the seven cities of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area. The programme was initiated in 2007, with a pledge to cooperate on the part of the region’s local government and other organisations.
Watch the movie: Creative Amsterdam, gateway to the Dutch Creative Industry
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The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area is the fifth biggest creative metropolis in the world. Many companies base themselves here because the area is easily accessible, creatives want to live here, and innovation and commerce go hand in hand. However, creative players can not always find each other. This is what Creative Amsterdam intends to change.
Creative Amsterdam aims to promote:
- The establishment of (international) creative companies in the region;
- The take-up of products and services from creative companies in the region by (international) businesses;
- The attractiveness of the region for international creative talent.
A one-stop shop for the creative industries
Creative Amsterdam offers national and international companies access to the creative potential of the region. Conversely, it also helps the region’s creative companies find the right facilities
to stimulate their entrepreneurialism.
The programme does this through three key activities:
- Concentrating information and activities, by bringing them together in a single physical and digital location
- Facilitating, by improving services to foreign companies and to starting and growing entrepreneurs
- Promoting the creative industries in the region so that they attract national and international attention.
Project: Creative Metropoles (2008-2011)
The project Creative Metropoles, Public Policies and Instruments in Support of Creative Industries presents shared vision of 11 European metropolitan cities on creative industries and creative economy as the key driving force behind the city’s and regional development. The three-year project targets decision-makers and executives in local governments as well as creative industry stakeholders and is expected to result in a more focused and efficient public support system for creative industries. CCAA was one of the 11 metropoles.
Read the results of the project:
- Overview of the 11 European metropolitan cities
- Creative Metropoles, Situation analysis of 11 cities. Final report (pdf)
- Project Summary (doc)
- How to Support Creative Industries. Good practices from European Cities (pdf) or web
- Go to the website of the Creative Metropoles
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