The CRe-AM project aims to bridge communities of creators with communities of technology providers and innovators, in a collective roadmapping effort to streamline, coordinate and amplify collaborative work. This will be achieved by developing and mainstreaming new Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and tools by addressing the needs of different sectors of the creative industries.
CRe-AM stakeholder groups
ART GAMES MUSIC e-PUBLISHING DESIGN ARCHITECTURE NEW MEDIA
The project involves creators who currently use ICT tools in their everyday creative practices, and engages them in a collective dialogue with ICT researchers and developers. The objective is to empower creators by giving them access to new forms of facilitation, enhancement, and contextualization of the creative process and its outputs.
The focus is the future ICT R&D agenda, which will develop new tools for supporting the creative processes as well as enhance and improve existing tools and platforms to be more adapted to, or to better care for, the needs of specific creators’ groups. Thus, the project will also aim at forming a critical mass of ICT and creative communities working together. The main target users are individual creators and professionals, as well as SMEs, creative groups, communities, and institutions. It is extremely important for the communities of artists and creators, creative professionals, technology experts and IT designers or providers, cultural institutions and creative industries to work strategically together, in order to maximize resources, share expertise and enhance creativity.
CRe-AM is a very timely project, focusing on strategic planning and structured dialogue, and particularly pertinent for meeting the current cultural, technological, and economic challenges with creative visions and recommendations for the future.
Main results of the project will include recommendations for policy, planning, and decision making for the creative industries and convergent plans (roadmaps) for specific future initiatives.
More specifically, the benefits from CRe‐AM will include:
- Bridging communities and supporting knowledge exchange for effective collaboration among the creative sector and ICT stakeholders
- Raising awareness among the creative industries on related R&D results
- Building foresight capability in the form of an Observatory for ICT driven innovation in the creative industries
- Setting up an open infrastructure (web platform) of roadmapping for engaging individual creators as well as stakeholder communities, and empowering them to identify the emerging visions and concerns, and to build and maintain their own dynamic roadmaps for the future.
The Creativity Research Adaptive Roadmap Project (Project Acronym: CRe‐AM) is a 2 years EU-funded project, running from October 2013 to September 2015. CRe‐AM is part of the 2013 Work Programme on ICT, being one of the projects selected under the first Call of Objective 8.1: Technologies and scientific foundations in the field of Creativity.