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Creating your own cultural project

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The cultural and creative industries are essential to society, as they enable us to tell real stories, create new imaginary worlds and disseminate a whole host of messages, values and principles. As we all know, doing business in this sector is far from easy. Depending on the country in which the project is to be developed, there are a number of ways to obtain support, training or information on “How do I create my cultural project”.

Once the idea for your project is clear and on paper, there are several steps to follow, supported by different tools. We’ve written a Handbook to help you explore the different tools you’ll need to carry out these steps and bring your project to fruition. In addition to very concrete tools to apply, you’ll find examples of cultural projects that have thrived despite the health and social crisis. In addition, you’ll be able to find out about European cultural funding and the various offices that can help you apply.

  • Here are some of the steps the handbook helps you to think about
  • Step 1: Identify your target audience. Using creative canva, you can identify your project’s target audience. This is an important step, as it will have an impact on the form and communication of your project.
  • Step 2: Draw up a budget. To help you draw up a budget, you’ll find a model table to fill in, which takes into account various financial aspects of the project (human costs, production costs, communication costs, etc.).
  • Step 3, finding partners: it’s important to surround yourself with people with whom you want to work. To do this, we suggest using the stakeholder map, which helps you identify the players who could become involved in the project, who could finance it, etc.
  • Step 4, the search for funding

These are just a few of the important steps involved in creating a cultural project, which the Handbook ReCcI enables you to explore.

Good to know!

We co-created the handbook, based on a field survey of 100 players in the cultural and creative industries. In addition, we presented it to a dozen people with a cultural project to get feedback on the precise needs of the cultural and creative sector.