Winners announced!

Posted by on Mar 12, 2013 in creativity, Culture, economics, Tourism | No Comments

We can now announce the details of the four projects that have recieved seed-funding as part of the Crossovers project.  We recieved some really excellent applications at our event and in the latest round and it was tough to choose, but we think that these four projects show how the cultural and visitor sectors can work ...

Seed-funding competition 2013!

Do you have an idea for a new creative project in the visitor economy? Have you been thinking about how to bring more tourists to your area using the arts? Have you been discussing how your cultural project can contribute to your local economy? In 2012, Crossovers gave seed funding to two new, innovative projects ...

Wayne Hemmingway MBE – Crossovers address

Posted by on Nov 23, 2012 in creativity, cultural regeneration, Culture, Tourism | No Comments
Wayne Hemmingway MBE – Crossovers address

This is a video of Wayne Hemmingway’s address for the Crossovers event.  In the video, Wayne talks about his own development as a creative entrepreneur and the links between creativity, tourism and place-making.  

Museums at Night – a Visitor Economy success story!

Posted by on Nov 13, 2012 in arts, Culture, museums | No Comments
Museums at Night – a Visitor Economy success story!

This post has been written by Jane Finnis, one of the contributors to the Crossovers event The recently-published independent evaluation report on Culture24′s festival Museums at Night 2012 reveals that it was a terrific success – particularly when considered in the context of the current economic background and the many challenges affecting the arts and ...

Crossovers: crowd-sourced poem

Posted by on Oct 30, 2012 in Culture, Social Media | 9 Comments

During Crossovers, poet Dan Simpson worked with suggestions from delegates, words from tweets on the day and other material to write a poem that he performed at the end of the event.  You can watch a video of his performance below and the text of his poem is underneath.   Culture had brought us here ...

Recapping the social media from Crossovers…

Posted by on Sep 25, 2012 in live-blog, Social Media | No Comments
Recapping the social media from Crossovers…

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Provocation – Jane Finnis, Culture24

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in arts, Culture, live-blog, museums, Uncategorized | No Comments
Provocation – Jane Finnis, Culture24

Museums at Night case study People like it, they come to it…visitors 34K in 2009 to 121K in 2012 Run as local clusters to maximise capacity and budgets, 12 clusters in the UK Dorchester….two LA’s, 4 commercial attractions, around a Roman Town House, tie in with local restaurants and a family discounted ticket…feedback was that ...

John Houghton – regeneration is dead

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in creativity, economics, regeneration | No Comments
John Houghton – regeneration is dead

Regeneration is dead; We can create new solutions that are lead and owned my local people; Culture sector more important than ever to creating sustainable, beautiful places 1 – regeneration is dead 90 per cent of regeneration schemes have ceased or failed; fewest housing completions since ‘20’s, no national regeneration programme since 1968; low levels ...

Provocation – Chris Chalkey, People’s Republic of Stokes Croft

Provocation – Chris Chalkey, People’s Republic of Stokes Croft

Here to be controversial! Chris says that he found himself thinking that culture and tourism are antithetical, tourism is about the globalisation which is not sustainable…we need to be drawing back from this, the debate of local vs global needs to be had, revisit models of economic growth…whatever we do needs to happen in this ...

Keynote: Louise Stewart, Visit England

Posted by on Sep 19, 2012 in Uncategorized | One Comment

Culture and the Visitor Economy – Presentation given by Louise Stewart from James Kennell ‘culture and the visitor economy’, an overview VisitEngland is the 40yo national tourist board for the UK, to champion tourism, facilitate its growth in a sustainable manner in partnership, run ad campaigns, , provide sector intelligence, support local areas grow their ...