About Creative Lenses

Creative Lenses is a four-year project (2015-2019) that seeks to make arts and cultural organisations more resilient and sustainable by improving their business models and developing their long-term strategic and innovation capacities.

The key question Creative Lenses seeks to answer is, what are the most viable and suitable business models for non-profit arts and cultural organisations to be more resilient and financially sustainable without compromising their artistic integrity, mission and values?

The legacy of the project will be the know-how, tools and support mechanisms required for European arts and cultural organisations to strengthen their financial sustainability, so that they are more able to successfully deliver their missions.

13
partners

from 9 countries

15
training

workshops

8
forums

business model innovation

2
conferences

spreading know-how

OUR TEAM

Specialists from our team will be happy to help you with any questions

Kai Houtari
Kaapelitehdas
Karoliina Eerola
Kaapelitehdas
Jose Rodriguez
Trans Europe Halles
Sarah Rhodes
University of the Arts London
Jutta Ahtola-Sutinen
Kaapelitehdas
Paul Bogen
Olivearte Cultural Agency
Lucy Kimbell
University of the Arts London
Maureen Salmon
University of the Arts London
Jaako Hellén
Kaapelitehdas
Sandy Fitzgerald
Olivearte Cultural Agency
Jerneja Rebernak
University of the Arts London
Michal Hladky
Creative Industries Kosice
Raine Heikkinen
Kaapelitehdas
Mieke Renders
Trans Europe Halles
Stephanie Dieckvoss
University of the Arts London
Jana Sargová
Creative Industries Kosice

partners

We are a unique partnership of 13 organisations including cultural centres, international networks, universities, creative business incubators and cultural agencies from 9 European countries.