Are interdisciplinary collaborations a rarity? What are the benefits of these collaborations? How to encourage and fund them, and what are examples of good practice in Croatia we found out on movie making event organized by Enter Koprivnica in collaboration with Beyond Pines Films.
Filming was organized on February 25, 2020 in Zagreb. First, filming was organized at Tetrabot studio (creative studio for animation and post-production). Maida Srabović was representing Tetrabot studio with the theme how to make animated movie with pictures of naïve art. After that filming continued at the location Radiona – Zagreb Makerspace (Association for Development of ‘do-it-yourself’ Culture – Makerspace) where good practices were filmed: Zraka Zvuka (Air of Sound) and Synthomir. Damir Prizmić (designer), Igor Brkić (software and hardware engineer) are involved in this crosscutting project. Deborah Hustić president, Project Manager and Artistic Director at Radiona was also there.
Another good practice was film with the team of Kontejner - Bureau of Contemporary Art Praxis related to the project Short Circuit. Klara Petrović (curator and project manager) and Sara Brašnović (student involved in project) were representatives in front of Kontejner.
During filming discussion was about funding, and sources of funding of these collaborations. Also, “ICT meets the ARTs event” was discuss, stakeholders were eager to learn about good practices from partners regions and to meet other involved in these collaborations. Everyone were happy to share their experience on working in crosscutting projects, they have shared what have learned from it and how this helped them to gain different perspective. They all have wishes to be involved in other projects, which involves experts from different areas, but there is problem of financing these collaborations.
Talking about challenges that came up, most common is to have open mind, from both parties involved, IT sector and ART sector. There are always some prejudices, but they point out that it all can be overstep with learning. When talking about entrepreneurship and commercialization the question is does, administration “kills” the entrepreneurial spirit. Administration and bureaucracy take a lot of time, which could be better use for project developing. Everyone hope there will be new funding opportunities for CCIs in next period, especially on theme entrepreneurship in culture. Higher number of funding opportunities through calls that could finance entrepreneurship in culture would be appreciate. Trainings, workshops and building capacities are also pointed out as crucial for public authorities, municipality authorities because through that they could meet with cross-sectoral practices, learn about benefits and create funding opportunities
The RegionArts (Enhancing SME growth through the integration of Artists in ICT projects) was funded through the INTERREG EUROPE program. The project involves 8 partners from 7 countries, and the project value is € 1,635,670.00.