HackCreative: An Industry Transformed - winner projects

11.05.2020 |

The cultural and creative industries hackathon HackCreative: An Industry Transformed brought together more than 300 industry representatives and other stakeholders from 30 countries to work together on projects that could potentially address the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, which has had a significant impact on cultural and creative industries across Europe.

26 ideas were developed during the hackathon, the three most successful projects, selected by a jury of experts, shared a cash prize fund of 10 000 euros provided by Swedbank.

1st place was received by the team BRAINFOOD, which developed a platform where various representatives of the creative industry and artists can earn extra income by offering private lessons and masterclasses. The 2nd place was received by the team #visitmuseum, which offered online registration and ticketing tools for museums, libraries, and archives, based on the database www.kulturasdati.lv. The 3rd place was awarded to team Cosimo, who presented an initiative in which business can be combined with creativity to support unique cultural projects through tax relief, which acts as a donation.

The team LaikaForma received a special prize from the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture for further development of a digital platform that includes the largest archive of contemporary art in Latvia, educational materials, and a transparent cultural heritage.

We congratulate the winner projects!

Participants were attending valuable workshops led by industry professionals & experts related to topics like digital transformation, how to demo like a pro, creative technologies, how to stay relevant and build the trust during these uncertain times. These workshops will be published on Hack Creative's website soon. If you are interested in created projects and the masters behind them, watch this video.

Creative and Cultural Industries hackathon was organized by the Northern Dimension Partnership on Culture and supported by the Latvian Ministry of Culture, cooperation with Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art and Trans Europe Halles network.

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