Maastricht University has launched a very special executive master in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Arts in London. The Executive Master in Cultural Leadership is designed for a generation of leaders who want to bring a rich understanding of culture and creativity to their own organisations and aspire to positively shape the arts and cultural sectors by enabling long-term, sustainable and innovative growth.
An important aspect of the Made2Measure project has been to research the development of the cultural and creative industries in the last few years. For our report Mapping Maastricht, we have used CBS Microdata in order to map the development of number of companies, FTEs, entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial profit in the sector.
For her bachelor thesis, UCM student Helen Verploegen did research on how to use cognitive psychology to promote purchasing sustainable clothes. As fast fashion is growing, it’s counterpart sustainable clothing is becoming more and more important as well. Local designers often sell sustainable clothing, as they produce locally and pay attention to the materials used.
The report describes the development of the cultural and creative industries in Maastricht in terms of companies, FTE and entrepreneurs. The time period in question is 2009 until 2016 or 2015, depending on the data available. The full report will be available on this website in the coming week.
On October 2nd and 3rd we will host the second edition of the Conference on Creative and Cultural Industries, in collaboration with The Artist and the Others.
TEFAF have asked Maastricht University to prepare their Annual Art Market Report 2017, an essential part of the report is understanding the current situation of art dealers in the industry. Their feedback is crucial in helping to provide practical solutions to the most pressing challenges facing the art dealer industry.
As Made2Measure is part of Maastricht University, our team members have the responsibility to supervise master thesis students. Topics vary largely, but recently Marina supervised a very interesting thesis from the Made2Measure perspective. Roos Otten wrote about the effect of corporate social responsibility (CSR) on financial performance in the apparel industry.
They have been on the Flickr-account of The Artist and the Others for a while, but now also on the Made2Measure website: the photos of Everyone is an Artist which took place on September 27th 2016. All speakers are on there and maybe you can even spot yourself!
The video summery of our event in September 2016 is finally done! Click on the video above to get an idea what the event was about or to spot yourself.
All credits for the video go to Daniel van Houten
Upcoming Friday January 27th our three UCM PEERS students will present the research they have conducted for Made2Measure. In the last six months, Frederike Bauer and Elisabeth Bussu have looked at consumption behaviour of students within Maastricht while Anna Vasylyeva studied student intention to stay in Maastricht after graduation.