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Overview and contact details for businesses, organisations, enterprises, free-lance talent, niche experts, creative and cultural project managers etc.
"it’s about telling stories – real stories – which will resonate inside and outside of the city – and not competing with the straplines of everywhere else"*
THE SMART CALENDAR - your single destination for who, what, where and when
Events, happenings, funding calls, networking, deadlines, one-offs, regular dairy dates, links out
“It’s a series of villages, they’re all interlinked but they need to communicate with each other” *
Sponsorship and Advertising opportunities available
BUILDING YOUR WORKFORCE
Access to skilled talent is essential if creative enterprises are to increase and grow. Cluster-relevant skillsets and apprenticeships are being developed and you can help shape them.
"We have a unique product here... Such an exciting time"*
There are more than 4000 digital media businesses in the Greater Birmingham area, many of them micro-sized. The skills base is very wide and growing exponentially so building collaborations between businesses is essential. For example, that client call to create a touch table surface using a sophisticated database and television content may be one you can only respond to in collaboration. DMB is your network to promote access to increasingly diverse opportunities rather than just working in isolation. It will increase the Skills base of your company through co-operation and provide opportunities to win new business.
"Digital media- where's the glue?"
Information & brokerage to help businesses from non creative sectors
Meet the Experts - Expert Brokerage, which connects sector expertise and their ‘digital offer’ to non-creative industries with challenges to solve and opportunities to exploit.
These services connect directly with other industries by using: Industry Directory, Project’s Directory, Expert Brokerage, Speed-dating, Pitching & matchmaking Events, Market Intelligence, reports and Compelling web Content. DMB Cluster is committed to helping digital media businesses directly connect with new opportunities.
"it has to be subtle but effective ... to let people know that there is a creative scene which reflects their interests and not just a few elitists"*
DMB Cluster is an active participant in the European Creative Industries Alliance (ECIA) through Cluster 2020, one of nine projects developing next generation business support for the creative and digital sector right across Europe.
DMB are currently participating in a data project which is delivering compelling new uses of data experts for creative and digital organisations. it is also in direct dialogue with Creative England, who are a participant in the ECIA research and intent to roll out some of the findings nationally in the future, as government policy and public funding allows.
ONGOING BACK ROOM SUPPORT
*All quotes from ‘Key issues and challenges for the cultural and creative industries in the Greater Birmingham and Solihull LEP area’ Creative Cities October 2012 -download from our recent reports page
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