VUT Indie Days Köln: The power of creative communities: Together we are strong | EN (Talk)

VUT Indie Days Köln: The power of creative communities: Together we are strong | EN (Talk)

The creative community and its relation to individual creativity and the social purpose of a creative network. Creativity is a way of living life that embraces originality and makes unique connections between seemingly disparate ideas. The most creative people find ways around obstacles because they see them not just as roadblocks but also as opportunities. Working in a creative community makes life infinitely interesting and fulfilling. Whether we are talking about online collaboration platforms or personal interaction at the same physical location, the exchange of ideas and creations, the combination of different talents and mindsets, as well as interaction with fans and supporters can spark innovation, avoid loneliness, increase bonds and boost creative output. The discussion will explore what is meant by the individual power to create, and the value that creative communities can add both in terms of their work and a broader social purpose.


Fr 23.10 12:00

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Ronny Krieger

Ronny Krieger

Ronny's passion and curiosity for art and creativity has always been the driving force in his life. First, as an artist and later as part of the music and tech industry. In the past 25 years, Ronny has worked with EFA distribution, Beatport, Modeselektor/Moderat, Shutterstock, LANDR, Native Instruments and others. He is now acting as General Manager Europe for Patreon in Berlin. Ronny is a board member of vut and part of the "Digitalisation and AI" committee at the German Cultural Council.

Sandira Blas

Sandira Blas

As Senior Curator & Researcher at Factory Berlin, Sandira is focused on innovation projects that meet at the intersection of Tech & Art for their Artist Residency and Creators Lab. With nearly 20 years in music, she has worked with producers, music schools, and music-tech brands such as Akai Pro and M-Audio where she was previously Head of Partnerships & Marketing at inMusic Brands. Some notable projects include Alicia Keys, John Carpenter, Neil Davidge, Rough Trade, Tony Visconti, and more. She is an (phase 1) innovator participant of Keychange.EU, a 2-year European talent development programme that empowers women to transform the future of the music industry. Her presentation and talks include Soho House Berlin, Musikmesse, BMC, Mutek Montreal, BIME, Iceland Airwaves, Tech Open Air, Ars Electronica and Reeperbahn Festival.

Lutz Leichsenring

Lutz Leichsenring

Julia Köhn

Julia Köhn

Julia Köhn is part of the management team of Germany’s Federal Government’s Center of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries. She is a trained actress with a diving instructor license and an MBA. After 10 years on stage and screen, she led a team of underwater technicians in Macau, China at one of the world’s largest circus shows. Back in Europe, she worked for a management consultancy focusing on cultural institutions and was responsible for the international projects at the crossroads between art and marine conservation for a private foundation in Vienna. She joined the u-institut in 2015, and has since then been supporting entrepreneurs from the cultural and creative industries in their entrepreneurial development as well as designing and implementing programmes, projects and ideas for the German Federal Government’s Center of Excellence for the Cultural and Creative Industries.