Creativity for Entrepreneurship.

Begin your journey in digital and cultural entrepreneurship. Gain creativity-related knowledge, skills, and competencies, critical to developing your entrepreneurial mindset.

Gain creativity-related knowledge, skills, and competencies, critical to developing your entrepreneurial mindset.

Begin your journey to developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Start seeing problems as opportunities, develop a willingness to take risks, be creative and innovative, flexible and adaptable, and learn to accept failures. The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Entrepreneurship in its 2019 report emphasizes the need for developing an entrepreneurial mindset among the younger generation and the future workforce.

The curriculum helps high school and college-aged students in their journey to developing an entrepreneurial mindset. Students understand the factors that inhibit creativity such as cultural, environmental, and perceptual blocks, through the experiential learning cycles. Participants get acquainted with the materials, apply creative thinking by performing activities in the virtual and physical world, and finally examine and reflect on their actions in instructor-led sessions. The learning environment is gamified, with engaging activities in the 3D virtual world as well as some that are place-based at home.

SUPPORTING CULTURAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH TECHNOLOGY, DIGITAL LITERACY AND THE ARTS

This pilot arts-oriented economic development initiative aims to support the design and testing of a culturally-aligned and community-focused digital creative incubator facilitating development of new artistic and cultural training opportunities and jobs for remote and rural artists and cultural connectors. 

With support of strategy innovation funding from the Canada Council for the Arts and its new Digital Greenhouse program, our exploratory Digital Arts and Culture Incubator project seeks to capitalize on one specific opportunity and challenge: The increasing reliance and utilization of digital communication technologies and collaborative hardware/software solutions to connect physically remote locations with each other and major urban centers. 

2022 EVENTS AND EXHIBITIONS

Our People, Our Climate is a ground-breaking documentary film initiative, aiming to develop the storytelling skills of Nunavut youth and young adults. Inuit communities across Canada’s Arctic are essential to current climate change discussions, and this project brings together a range of young people in these communities to tell important stories through a unique and distinct cultural lens.

Using Arts in support of a Participatory and Inclusive Learning Environments
3:00 PM, Tuesday 21 Jun 2022 (1 hour 45 minutes)
Auviqsaqtut inuit Studies Conference
Winnipeg, Manitoba

This session will bring together northern and southern youth, community builders, arts-based researchers, cultural creators and educators to share cultural and environmental observations, challenges and insights-based solutions for hands-on digital arts and technologies to tackle cultural and climate change through regenerative artistic creation, cultural entrepreneurship training and participatory video training. 

ALIGNMENTS TO THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The importance of digital training for arts and cultural sectors, as well as job creation and participation in markets for digital products is widely recognized as essential for economic recovery in modern economies, as evidenced by several creative economy reports by the United Nations Creative Economy Program (UNCTAD 2008, 2010 and 2013). 

HEADLINES

CPAC: News conference to celebrate Canada’s first National Kindness Week

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