The Next Renaissance

In these times of multiplicities of changes – despite or because – a novel type of change is taking shape. It is a transition that empowers a real movement, leaving behind hustling from one state to another: thinking more slowly, more deeply, more from a 360° perspective, and more caring beyond quick fixes. It is a compelling story mixing art, tech, and innovation. Together it is all transformative.

This project presents makers and thinkers from the cultural and creative sectors and industries (CCSI) driving this novel shift towards better systems in technologies and organisations, in cities and businesses and the public realm: that is what they call ›The Next Renaissance‹.

To this end 50 partners collaborated, since 2020, from across all sectors in the CCSI ranging from single artists, cultural initiatives and institutions, networks, associations and intermediaries up to SMEs, global corporations, universities and research institutes. This collaboration spreads across the whole diversity of CCSI and is united in the belief that innovation and cross-innovation by the creative economy is the key to the future of Europe. Their mission is (cross-)innovation by creative economy, in short: ICE.