Double your art, from Milano to Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Osaka

Asian Studies Group returns in 2017 with Switch on your Creativity, as its fourth edition, with the theme “Creativity is a Discovery”.

In collaboration with “Expo in Città” and the Municipality of Milan, the Switch on your Creativity is not just a contest but a concrete accelerator and incubator of crExpo-in-citta_logo.pngeativity and innovation of intercultural projects in order to approach Western to Eastern culture.

As with previous editions, the core contents of the event are developed around the four principles of the “Charter for Youth Creativity Values” specially drafted in 2015, during EXPO.

By following these principles, Asian Studies Group is going to develop, implement, promote and ultimately judge the best content, rewarding the internationality and creativity.

From the previous event, the contest consists of six different categories: Innovation, Art & Music, Short Movies, Fashion & Design, Contemporary Art, Show and Dance.

The award ceremony of the third edition, took place during the gala dinner celebrated at the Novotel Milano Ca’ Nord.

The fourth edition of the Switch on Your Creativity – Creativity is a Discovery, sees the collaboration between Asian Studies Group and the Italian Cultural Institute in Osaka (JP), with the specific aim of organizing a “double” vernissage Milan-Osaka, on May 20, 2017. In Osaka the exhibition will be hosted in the Italian Institute of Culture – Spazio Arte – at Festival Hall building.Immagine.png

We sincerely thank the Italian Institute of Culture, which in fact represents the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, for the granting of the spaces in the consular building in Osaka, in addition to the full logistical and financial support of the operation of the on-site works.

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Year after year Switch on Your Creativity raises the level of its objectives and of its partnerships, allowing the creativity to express themselves to the fullest, free of structural, organizational and promotional.

This double vernissage is a great opportunity in a dual perspective. Particularly it favors a concrete link between the two cities Milan and Osaka, in widely separated spatially, but thanks to the art can penetrate. This provides an additional contact element, stronger and more durable than money.

Central element of the Switch on your Creativity is the creativity of young people and through this event the lens is centered which is to provide emerging young artists and aspiring, the opportunity to be known and appreciated by an international and diverse audience level racial and cultural life, interesting, impressive and potential prospects both economic and employment.

Wanna know more about this opportunity and present your artwork for the official selection? please contact us

Creativity is Discovery – the 4th edition 2017

Switch on Your Creativity has become concretely a real cross cultural and well framed accelerator for youth creativity and it’s ready to sustain many projects for the next year introducing Milan as preferential frame to develop international contents on diversified creative sections with the topic “Creativity is Discovery”

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20161012_195035_014For the new edition the Charter of Values for Youth Creativity created on 2015 during Milan EXPO still represents the core-contents of the initiative. For 2017 these values will be officially introduced during two important partnered events abroad: the Italian Film and Arts Festival of Seoul and during first edition of Milan Osaka Youth Creativity Day promoted by  our organization Asian Studies Group in collaboration with Italian Institute of Culture in Osaka. At the same time these international events will be preferential occasion to present and promote some creative contents approved and presented in Italy during the 4th edition on 2017.

Switch on Your Creativity  started as international contest promoted on 2013 by Asian Studies Group in occasion of Milano EXPO 2015 but from last edition has become a multi-platform incubator with many activities realized with introduction of experts, supporters, funds, locations and services.

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The current edition includes six different sections where it’s possible for youth creative personalities (individuals, organizations, schools, associations, foundations etc) to present initiatives that concern cross cultural dimension (like europe and asia on dialogue and mutual cooperation or comparison between europe and asia) and follow  the principles of our Charter of Values for Youth Creativity.

We’ll consider the initiatives that include the following elements for those concerns creative elements

  • contemporary art & photography
  • music
  • innovation
  • short movie
  • fashion & design
  • show & dance

As part of our NPO’s activity we examine all the requests of support for the realization of the projects  and we select those meet our feasibility ‘s scheme according with sponsors and institutions interested to follow specific contents.

In particular, contact us to present your artistic and creative project to be realized in Milan if you need

  • Promotion
  • Services (concept, production, post production)
  • Location
  • Management
  • Interpreters
  • Funding and Production
  • Counseling
  • Improvement of attendance
  • Support to introduce and realize the same project abroad (East Asia)

20161012_195432_006For 2017 our organization Asian Studies Group decided to inaugurate a new platform called Force for Creativity, Art and Innovation. The fund consist of amount collected basically by annual membership subscriptions or sales of services made by our organization. First of all the fund support the organization of conclusive Gala Night when some projects receive special mention for particular costitutive factors and “The international dialogue between cultures, Europe and Asia on dialogue” Award is assigned. Beyond that the fund is also a collector for sponsors or institutions that want to support our mission.

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Fill the form to contact our staff if you want to cooperate with us and start being part of the creative network of operators who choose to cooperate in Switch on Your Creativity. Your iniziative will be examined and classified to join our 4th edition.

Milan and Creativity: International Dialogue between Cultures Award 2016

The Charter of Values for Youth Creativity inaugurated during Milano EXPO 2015 is our guidance to develop, promote, realize and finally judge creative contents for our international contest.

For the third edition, just celebrated few days ago in Milan at Novotel Milano Nord Ca’ Granda, we decided to present a selection of projects have been considered very   important according with four core-points of our charter.

Beyond introducing officially the six categories that will characterize Switch on your creativity by now (Contemporary Art, Music and Show, Short Movie, Creative Composition, Fashion & Design, Creativity as Innovation for Companies)  we assigned three different  awards to creative projects supported by our format and that have been considered fully connected with our cross cultural aims.

Because of the origin of our incubator for youth creativity and our intention to promote at the same time the contents, the supporters and the city (Milan), all the projects that we introduce have taken place in Milan during the last year of activity (from september 2015 until summer 2016)

Contemporary Art Section – supported by Fondazione Luciana Matalon

Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures, best project for full correspondence  with the contest’s topic to:

Collettivo C13 with De Rerum Mirabilia 

(Italy- Japan’s cooperation)

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Show & Dance – supported by Novotel – Accor Hotels

Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures,  assigned for best involvement of youth participation to:

Asia Dance Voice Contest – Soul Art Company

(Italy – France – Korea’s cooperation)

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Europe Asian on Dialogue – International Dialogue Between Cultures,  assigned for best cross cultural content for Europe-Asia relations to:

Europe & Asia in Music – supported  by Expoincittà and managed by Garden Blaze Talents Management 

(Italy, China, Japan, Korea’s cooperation)

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For the third edition we decided to assign the award for best supporter of Youth Creativity in Milan, JAL – Japan Airlines that is continuously supporting us as sponsor from the first edition.

“thanking to support our projects, travels and dreams between Europe and Asia”

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During the Gala Night,  Ms. Elena Negri received the Best Supporter Award

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During the Gala Night we presented also other projects and creative contents and we mentioned new guidelines for development of new edition that will be presented until the end of 2016  with official introduction of institutions and partners.

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The Gala Night – Live Performance Redsky & Butoh Dance

As we mentioned in the previous post the third edition of Switch on Your Creativity is going to get conclusion in the Gala Night on 12 of October 2016 but our incubator for youth creativity in Milan is collecting already lot of enthusiasm and proposals for the new edition.

That’s why we decided to invite some special guests during the Gala Night to celebrate special performances that will introduce new perspective of creative projects between Europe and Asia for the next edition 2017.

For Music and Show section we are very glad to present first ever in institutional event  in Milan the music performance of Redsky  with “Butoh Dance Contribute” by  Marek Janson Islaib.

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Switch on Your Creativity examined contents and creative profile of this italian artist and considering the large number of followers who are constantly appreciating videos and online performances as long as youth participation on comments and  online creative campaigns boosted through Official You Tube Channel, it has been judged as innovative content for our Music & Show section.

Asian Studies Group decided to support the artistic project that will see Redsky protagonist in special tour with performances in Japan. As we’ve done for other artists we’ll propose some promotional opportunities between Milan and Japan to make the artistic experience of Redsky dynamic and successful as much as possible.

If you are a follower of Redsky’s channel you can apply for free ticket to join the Gala Night  and aperitif-dinner with performers. registration available at following link

https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-switch-on-your-creativity-3rd-edition-the-gala-night-in-milan-28315921684

Switch on Milan: our call for creative personalities

We still didn’t finish yet the third edition of our incubator for youth creativity and new projects are already taking off as part or our dynamic network of collaborations that make Milan as special place to boost and vitalyze creativity industry.

Just to mention some opportunities that we are going to promote for next months: creative campaigns for some cultural events as strategies for cross cultural marketing in behalf of some commercial players, International exhibition in Osaka for young talents with promotion and support of Ministry  for Foreign Affairs, creative viral marketing with cross media contents and storytelling for services agency, artistic involvement as consulting for promotional solutions, call for video contents for special section of Italian Film Festival in Seoul, exhibitions and cultural concepts from Europe boosted in one of most important galleries of Shanghai and much more.

Beyond these concrete working opportunities we also are going to improve our Fund for Arts, Creativity and Innovation that will support  creative personalties during their first step into public scene to promote their profile as long as their creative vision with inter-action of cultural industry.

Swith on your creativity third edition, the Gala Night in Milan on 12 of october is the perfect event to spread contents and protagonists from previous productions and start to focus on new opportunities.

From Friday 7th of october it will be possible for everyone who want to introduce personal creative profile and portfolio to us to reserve a special ticket for our event and join to direct meeting with organizers during the Gala Night. (at Novotel Ca Granda Milan)

The link for some special “Creative Free Tickets” will be showed as follows

https://www.eventbrite.it/e/biglietti-switch-on-your-creativity-3rd-edition-the-gala-night-in-milan-28315921684

– Stay tuned and join us to take your chance on being part of creative team will cooperate with us during next edition and for some specific working projects.

 

Plan of Milan for Creativity as Innovation, opportunity for StartUp Companies

One of the features of new edition of Switch on your Creativity goes beyond creativity as generally known. Our project has grown during Milano EXPO 2015 and has become a concrete opportunity to improve skills on continuous stimulus for that concerns our “Charter of Values for Youth Creativity”; if we consider creativity as fundamental for innovation and in particular for those companies that make innovation as core aspect in their structure we easily find a common point of joint between creativity and start up companies.

That’s why for current edition we decided to focus on creativity in wider perspective including also creativity as winning feature for start up companies in comparison with traditional productive and business environment.

For this reason during “Switch on Your Creativity 2015 / 2016 –  The Gala Night in Milan” fixed for 12 of October at Novotel Ca’ Granda, beyond presentation of creative project that made possible the establishment of new start up company operating from Milan on chinese market in field of services and communication, we are going to launch a new platform that will support during next edition the selection of innovative concepts that will get concrete benefits offered by partnered organizations operating with specialistic services for internationalization of start up companies towards two macro-areas (USA and China).

cdc_promos_4col_hThis venture “Plan of Milan for Creativity as Innovation” promoted by Asian Studies Group for Switch on Your Creativity has become possible with collaboration of strategical partners operating on services for internationalization,  startup environment as long as innovation and digitalization: Promos (special agency for internationalization, part of Chamber of Commerce of Milan) in collaboration with NIBI – New Institute for International Business of Milan will offer to start up companies from Milan’s area an exclusive opportunity to get selected and join to executive training and correlated services for internationalization, Italia Start Up, national association for start up companies and Netcomm, Consortium for e-commerce will organize an open call for “Plan of Milan for Creativity as Innovation” among startup companies scenario.

The companies will have opportunity to communicate in special occasion in front of specialists and institutional partners their businesses and put on focus the creative features that characterize their strategies, products or services. It won’t be only networking and promotional day, but the occasion is functional to select attendants to special programme managed by Promos and NIBI that will offer to companies to qualify their business for internationalization’s perspectives.

This opportunity well represents the realization of intents introduced by Charter of Values for Youth Creativity presented  by our organization during Milano EXPO 2015 to representatives from Milan City, Lombardia Region, Chamber of Commerce and Milano EXPO.

Further details about “Plan of Milan for Creativity as Innovation”  as part of Switch on your Creativity 2016 / 2017 will be announced during the Gala Night  and through our official communication’s channel and partners.

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