FESTIVAL FORUM

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  1. FESTIVAL FORUM FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES IN MACEDONIA

Moderator: Nina Nikolikj, entrepreneur. Session 1 (Art and design prototypes). Participants: 1. Project: Eco-book, an illustrated book for children, containing seeds (Vizart). 2. Project: Lea Smea, a tactile picture book for children (Faculty of Art and Design, European University, Skopje), Jana Maneva-Chuposka (co-author). 3. Project: Labyrinths of Bureaucracy (_cracy), a hand-made book (Ivan Ivanovski, Biljana Dimitrova). 4. Project: Mamka, project design (Marija Milosevska, DOMINIUM). 5. Project: S.O.S. Brutalism, jewellery (Vienoology). Session 2 (Hubs, start-ups, co-working spaces). Participants: 1. Creative Hub Skopje (Filip Manojlovski). 2. Modular.mk (Nina Nineska). 3. Sozdadi.com (Ilina Veljanovska). Session 3 (Innovations, inventions). Participants: 1. Project: Prototype – Manufactured elements made of lightweight concrete (Vedralit Eko Dom). 2. Project: Scrap metal furniture (Andrej Minovski). 3. Narodna tehnika – Skopje (Zvonko Petrovski). Session 4 (Culture Tourism). Participants: 1. IKOMOS MK (Lazar Sumanov). 2. Tourism Development Agency of Macedonia (Ljupco Janevski). 3. HAEMUS Macedonia (Vasilka Dimitrovska). Session 5 (Funds and foundations). Participants: 1. Fund for Innovations and Technical Development of R. Macedonia (Katarina Kreceva). 2. YES Foundation (Sofija Cali Kuzmanova). 3. Center for Research and Policy Making (Zlatko Simonovski ).

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The objective of the second festival forum for the development of the creative industries is a way of connecting all sectors and professions, whose main activities and topics are the focus of the creative industries. Contemporary design (product, industrial, graphic, fashion design…); traditional and modern architecture/interior (furniture design); craftwork (traditional and contemporary methods); the new media: video-film, animation, video games, TV, radio, photography; the IT sector: web-design, software design, artificial intelligence…; education and publishing; the non-material and material cultural heritage in the museums, galleries, libraries, archeological sites; creative PR, marketing and management; and culture tourism – are all considered to be part of the field of creative industries. The festival forum provides exclusive and purposeful networking opportunities, thus enriching its database and enabling professionals to meet, introduce themselves, and get to know one another through their work and creativity; whilst feeling, recognizing and familiarizing themselves with the possibilities for content connections and collaborative intersections. The creative industries are an inspiration, drawn from experiences from the past, and transformed into contemporary pieces and media. Together, we connect, and together we fight various challenges, all for the purpose of a better everyday life. The participants of this forum will have the chance to introduce their latest (newest) project achievements, as well as the stages of their development and contribution.