Call: NICE Award 2017 > Creating an Inclusive World – A Call for Transformative Innovations

Under the leadership of the european centre for creative economy (ecce) in Dortmund the Network for Innovations in Culture and Creativity in Europe (NICE) was initiated in 2013 by a consortium of 15 cities, universities, agencies and personalities from 10 countries and today amounts to 25 partners from 15 countries. It is a non-profit initiative funded by the Ministry for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany.
The annual NICE Award, financed by the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, aims to promote innovations from the cultural and creative sectors especially those that spill over into the wider economy and society.

The organisers believe that the stakeholders from the culture and creative sectors – artists, cultural and creative entrepreneurs and companies, public institutions, other professionals as well as researchers – are essential actors in shaping a better society. Thus, the NICE Award 2017 invites individuals, teams and organizations from the cultural and creative sectors to propose surprising and experimental solutions for helping shape an inclusive society in this high speed world of digital and global disruption. Special, but not exclusive, attention is to be given to human centric design, citizen participation and/or co-creation as well as transformative social innovation.

The Award pool is 20.000 Euro, which will be split amongst the winners depending on their ranking and at the jury’s exclusive discretion.
All Award winners are invited to an exclusive meeting with the NICE Award funders, that is representatives of the Minister of Economic Affairs, Energy and Industry of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Cities of Essen, Bochum, Dortmund and Gelsenkirchen. This meeting offers to each winner the opportunity for match-making and funding of their projects.

Deadline (extended): 14 May 2017

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