Think creatively, think Future Now

June 23, 2011

A new approach to sustainable production for the creative industries is to be launched in Bristol next week.

Think Future Now, which has its own website, www.thinkfuturenow.comwill offer a mix of events promoting collaboration with other sectors to develop new business and procurement models.
The new approach will kick off with an inaugural event on Monday at the Paintworks. It has been organised by Bristol Media in collaboration with Forum for the Future, South West Screen and Bristol City Council.
Monday’s event will feature Forum for the Future’s Fiona Bennie together with Richard Smith, the BBC's Sustainable Production Manager, as well as other creative industries professionals who are trailblazing the sustainability route.
The objective is to help creative companies connect with new ideas, win more business and smarten up their act "to succeed in the sustainable future". It will, say the organisers, "provide a mix of events and hands-on facilitation" – linking the strength of creative industries collaboratively with other sectors "in order to develop new business and procurement models".
Paul Appleby, chair of Bristol Media, said: “Think Future Now focuses on the ‘triple bottom line’, a recognised sustainability concept that creative+money+impact is the future, and the aim is to get ready for it now. This is NOT just a talking-shop – we intend to come out with ideas, projects and relationships that will propel Think Future Now forwards.”
Think Future Now has been given funding by Bristol City Council and Creative Industries iNet – part of the government's Solutions for Business portfolio, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and led by South West Screen.


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