CreaCities accelerator programmes provide emerging talent and professionals looking to upskill with an opportunity to interact with the creative ecosystems of the worlds most dynamic cities and to activate this in their own cities to nourish the local creative economy.

The programmes ensure that creative ambitions are balanced with business and entrepreneurial skills. Each CreaCities edition explores a key sector of the creative industries such as design, architecture, fashion industry, cultural tourism, gastronomy, media among others, with topics including technique, production, local materials, design thinking, finance, branding and marketing, and running a creative business. Participants are guided by experts in each sector to analyse it in depth and work on evolving it.

CreaCities has created a unique offering in the world of professional education, combining the power of hands-on learning with the flexibility of ongoing online support.

The online education market is awash with courses claiming to offer expert-led professional accelerators, but few utilise the benefits of learning from successful professionals in real-world situations, or provide opportunities to meet industry leaders face-to-face, attend workshops and talks, and receive their feedback.

Participants finish these programmes not only with new practical skills, they also leave with new relationships – partners, collaborators, and friends – that inspire and support their careers