First one concerns what role the concentration of creative and cultural industries plays at different geographical scales and contexts? In particular, how do these concentrations work in small towns and rural areas versus the more traditional larger city perspective?
The second key theme of the workshop will be the challenges and opportunities of the development of creative regions in Central and Eastern Europe. Speakers will be asked to present papers on case studies, investigations and experiences of the creative industries in cities and regions with special reference to their contribution to region’s competitiveness and innovativeness.
The range of papers should cover both theoretical perspectives and practical examples of the problems faced by researchers in trying to understand the role of creative industries in peripheral areas as well as the issues on creative regions in Central and Eastern Europe.
The seminar will be held on the21st and 22nd of September 2011 at the Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań, Poland.
A keynote speech will be given by Prof. Dr. Sako Musterd, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
CALL FOR PAPERS
All interested scholars, PhD students and practitioners are invited to submit, by email, a paper proposal (abstract) of around 1,000 words by no later than 15th of June 2011
to the Research Network’s organisers at: Creativeregions.firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstracts must include full contact details. You should also specify if you are submitting to present at the PhD and Young Researchers Workshop or at the seminar. Applicants will be contacted by 30th June 2011 about their submission. Download the full CALL FOR PAPERS
Registration costs for speakers & participants
Participation to the Research Network Seminar over the two days (21st-22nd Septemper 2011) is subject to a small fee of 50.00 euros to cover administration and catering expenses, including the conference dinner on the evening of September 21, 2011.
RSA TRAVEL BURSARIES
A limited number of bursaries funded by the Regional Studies Association are available to assist with travel expenses. Financial support must be requested at the time of the abstract’s submission or anyhow before 15th June 2011. In order to obtain the bursary you need to be a member of the Regional Studies Association.
Bursaries are only available to the following categories of members
- any student member of RSA
- any early career member of RSA
- any associate (retired) member of RSA
- any member working in a Band B, C or D country
For the purposes of clarity only Student and Early Career members in Band A may obtain a bursary, members in any other category of Band A are not eligible. Any claim for expenses being made by a corporate member (Bands B, C and D only) should note that their expenses can only be refunded to the organisation holding the corporate membership. Participants from Poland will be able to claim up to € 50.00, participants from Europe will be able to claim up to € 100.00, participants from other countries will be able to claim up to €200.00. The award of bursaries will be made on the basis of the expected benefits deriving from the participation to the seminar by the applicant. If you are interested in applying for a bursary please send a short biographical profile and a paragraph explaining how you think attending or presenting at the seminar would benefit you.