About this event
Wouldn’t it be great if you could source tools, materials, services and spaces in a way that is good for the planet and good for your creative practice?
Join us for the launch of an interactive exhibition about CREATIVE CRED to discover how this currency could help keep local businesses afloat even in times of financial hardship, and have a go at creating your own Creative Cred avatar to find out how it could be good for the planet and for your practice.
The Creative Cred exhibition will run at Inspace from Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th May from 11am to 5pm every day.
Creative Cred is a Creative Informatics Creative Horizon Project run by Ostrero, Dr Juli Huang at Edinburgh University and Dr Tom Flint at Edinburgh Napier University, exploring the idea of an alternative currency for the creative industries that incentivises a move towards the Circular Economy.
Many people in the creative industries already adopt a Circular Economy approach – they are mindful about designing out or not creating waste; they share materials, spaces, skills and knowledge with other makers; and they try to minimise the environmental impact of their practice. But these things can cost time and money, and are rarely rewarded.
What if these actions, which are great for the planet, could also be good for your practice and your business? What if they could stimulate exchanges and connections with others in the creative industries? This is where the Creative Cred comes in – for every circular action taken, Creative Cred is earned. This credit can then be exchanged with others in the creative industries for excess materials, skills, spaces or products.
If you would like to find out more about Creative Cred please contact Mary Michel, Director of Ostrero, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is kindly sponsored by Bellfield Brewery.