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16 Jan 2021

Art Dealers Could Make The Private Museum A Trend

The pandemic has forced many people to sell family relics and valuable antiques. Art dealers are opening private galleries and it is no coincidence that the theme is “Family” and most of the antiques are from small communities and even tribes. 

15 Jan 2021

The Summer Internships Are Open For Application

World-renowed creative industry enterprises opened their internship programs for applications. Due to the situation most of the opportunities are going to be fully remote. The most common requirement, according to our research, is to be enrolled in a degree program. Music companies are increasingly looking for interns at the moment.  

14 Jan 2021

Self-Taught Designers Oversaturate The Market Due To A Massive Career Change

More and more self-taught designers are looking for a place in the creative industry. The increase is due to the demand for designers and administrators of social networks with simple requirements only to edit images. Social media design is the most common field of choice for a career change because university degrees are not required, the work and the learning process are done quickly. Major changes in higher education are unavoidable because of this massive career change.

13 Jan 2021

Back To The 1970s Or The New Era Of Theatre

Virtual theatre was a very interesting concept in 2020, but the main issue is the monetization. The second issue is the declined television play which won’t help the theatre to evolve. There is a hope for the new era of the theatre and it’s a time for adaptation and technology improvement.

12 Jan 2021

Attention: Respect Your Work

Series of shady hiring interviews and tricky business proposals are lurking freelancers to send their work for free. These “innocent” scams are frequent in Eastern Europe (Greece, Bulgaria, Romania with many examples on social networks). They can cause a serious damage to the creative industry. Think twice before sending!

11 Jan 2021

The Pixel Art And The Street Culture

The pixel art is mostly used in the digital world. Nowadays it is used as a daily part of the street art culture. Pixels are the new trend in several big cities and they are a part of the concept of many art installations.

10 Jan 2021

Games Are Getting More Expensive

The AAA exclusive titles and the counts of the new players are making the games more expensive. Gaming community platforms (Steam, Twitch, local and international communities) announced the numbers for 2020. The number of new consumers is growing, but the game development professionals are hard to find. In that case games are getting more expensive.

09 Jan 2021

Creative Industry Hubs Designed To Save Tourism

Creative hubs around the world are being created to save tourism. The mission is to improve the local cultural entrepreneurship, to promote more arts opportunities and to increase tourist visits. This will open more opportunities for international projects [Indonesia, Ukraine, Canada, etc.].

09 Jan 2021

Enforcing The Concept Of Digital Project

At the end of the semester many students are enforcing the digital project concept as their final assessment. Denying the technology as a respect of the traditional methods will stay back in the last decade. Because of the [still current] situation the way creative industries work is changing rapidly. But the students and universities are adаpting and social networks are filled with digital fashion collections, smartphone short films, etc.

08 Jan 2021

History Of The Creative Industry Calendar

The best month for award ceremonies is definitely February; if you make a simple search for the major festivals and ceremonies and their transition though the years choosing to the second month for their official date. Last year the TED community created a research on the event industry. We developed and expanded the results and the best months for creative industry events are February, May and October. 

07 Jan 2021

3D Interior Design Is Trending

The digital transformation is pushing many businesses to hire new roles. 3D interior designers are the new target for the real estate, fashion, event management and entertainment. According to our researches there are more than 30000 job offers for 3D Designer today and only 15000 last year.

07 Jan 2021

Online Thefts Of Unpublished Books Are Increasing

Special attention should be paid to the increasing cybercrimes to products from the creative industry. It is mandatory to check the publisher or company to which you intend to send your unpublished work. Scammers try to trick authors as mimic branches or representatives of publishers or film studios. 

06 Jan 2021

The Talk About Cancel Culture

The hysteria for tolerance gave birth to the cancel culture and the results are the censorship or cancellation of many movies, series, TV shows, public figures and places. In the fresh beginning of 2021, there is more and more talk about the called imaginary “cancel culture” (Rowan Atkinson, Eminem, Dua Lipa, etc.). The unclear and unwanted rules of self-censorship and the fear of liking certain people will do real damage to the creativity and the desire of creating, even the worst – killing the comedy slowly.

05 Jan 2021

Brexit: Petition For Visa-Free Permit for Artists And Crew

Brexit will change many activities and one of them is music touring. Many bands and promoters postponed their concerts because of Brexit. In 2021 there are new rules which artists and crew could be subject to additional costs and documents. But the musician and video director Tim Brennan set up a petition called “Seek Europe-wide Visa-free work permit for Touring professionals and Artists“. This work permit is going to have an impact on the industry at the UK and the members of the European Union. If you are a British citizens or UK residents, you can sign it here.

04 Jan 2021

China Has The Largest Film Market

The entertainment platform Maoyan teamed up with social media platform Weibo to jointly release the 2020 China Film Market Report. The report shows that China’s total box office revenue reached RMB20.417 billion (€2.568 billion) in 2020, making it the largest film market in the world for the first time.

04 Jan 2021

Sarcasm Is The Theme Of The Top Videos of 2020

Video-sharing platforms and social networks shared their statistics on the most viewed videos of 2020. The main theme of the top videos presents an irony about the pandemic situation and virtual life in the best sarcastic way possible. It is kind of expected in 2020 to look for a good laughter.

03 Jan 2021

Torrents Are The New (Old) Promotion Method For Creators

According to the search data on the torrent tracker Zamunda, the top torrents are downloaded approx. 6 000 000 times each. In their thirst for notability and appreciation, artists are looking for creative ways to promote their products. Independent filmmakers have been using this trend for a long time, but strategies are increasingly expanding. Many creators of movies, video games and other products are taking advantage of the already built traffic of the torrent trackers, incorporating it as part of their marketing campaigns as publishing documentaries and other goodies, but not the official products.

03 Jan 2021

The Lack Of Digital Monetization Culture

Nowadays being digital means that you need a digital solution for monetization. There are many cultural organizations, especially on local levels, that failed on their attempt to digital transformation, mostly because there is a lack of culture for making money online. Even if streaming platforms are increasing their traffic with 20% (YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Vimeo), the most common solution is the gratuity model which is not applicable with many forms of art and performances. The music industry is adapted successfully using conventional streaming methods, but the digital monetization culture is not yet massive and there is a lot of work in this crosspoint industry unit.

02 Jan 2021

Voice AI Will Be The Gaming Trend Of 2021

The interactive gaming is still in progress to improve the experience and it will try to bring the standard gameplay closer to reality. Voice AI has already been tested with games that support voice interaction. More and more people at home started buying microphones and according to the e-shops data, the best selling technology items of 2020 are wireless small gadgets. This implies that it will be very convenient for the voice AI to enter because a lot of people prepare in advance and are setting it up by buying audio hardware.

02 Jan 2021

Could Galleries And Museums Be Forced To Stay Virtual In 2021?

Viewing and buying art will change in 2021. Forcing many galleries and musems to close and pushing collectors and experts to digital platforms is going to change the behaviour of all stakeholders in the art industry. Art professionals around the world are on the same page that the art spaces will bring back the physical form slowly and transformations are inevitable. 

02 Jan 2021

Saudi Arabia Is Working To Be The Capital For Creativity In The Middle East

There is an urge of creativity and a desire of talent development in Saudi Arabia. According to the Saudi Press Agency, the Ministry of Culture issued their first licenses to cultural education institutions to Music Home and aDawliah Music Training Centre. The Ministry is planing to lauch a platform for the creative industry, which is going to start receiving applications for scholarships programs. In addition to that, there is an open call for digital filmmakers and a roadmap for 10 years ahead. Saudi Arabia is making a move to improve the environment of the creative industry.

01 Jan 2021

Test Screening Revolution Around The World

The concept of a preview screening of a project showing it before its general release is switching to the online format. Many test screenings were postponed in 2020, but the revolution of this concept will be on the web. It will become a part of the new strategies of the movie & TV. The new “Mortal Kombat” movie is a great example for this new strategy, because after their first test screenings, the film crew re-shooted some scenes. 

01 Jan 2021

Literature On The Subject Of Epidemics Becoming Bestselling

Unfolding disaster was the theme of books that spoke explicitly to the present moment or to the epidemics in general. In 2020 many readers turned back to the classic literature. The bestselling books based on the global shops statistics (such as Hive, Amazon, Alibris, Booktopia, etc) presented their results for the last year showing a growth on sales of the fiction books themed on epidemics, politics and economy.

01 Jan 2021

22% Of The Creative Sector Facing Permanent Closure

British Council, Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Art X Company partnered to create the impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on the creative economy in India. It is one of the few full detailed reports on the creative industry mapping. The results are gathered from the Government of India and freelancers from the related sectors.

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