Like society itself, the cultural and creative sector is in a process of permanent transformation. This is why, for the third consecutive year, Barcelona Institute of Culture’s Directorate for Creativity and Innovation launches the Apps&Cultura competition.
Apps&Cultura is a competition of ideas for applications that can be used on any device (computers, tablets or smartphones) to facilitate and/or promote public access to culture, helping those engaged in the cultural and creative industry to improve and develop their activities.
The competition is open to any team formed by two or more members. Those who do not initially form part of a team can register as individuals. A jury will select the best ideas submitted by these teams, and the teams selected will enter a training stage. The two best projects selected by the jury will be awarded 9,000 euros per team to enable them to develop their respective applications and to enjoy training and residency at the future Canòdrom Creative Research Park for three months.
Those entering the Apps&Cultura competition are also eligible to compete for prizes worth 13,500 euros if they use FI-WARE enablers by FI-CONTENT2, and can enter the final of Barcelona Smart City Apps Hack.
See full details about the competition in the “Prizes and Rules” section.
This Saturday 4th July we will have our Team Building, Ideation and Project Selection Day in Fabra and Coats. This is addressed to participants registered into our contest. The event is scheduled from 10:30h to 13:00h and from 14:30h to 18:30h.
All year round, Barcelona hosts a wide and varied range of cultural events, and many people might enjoy these more if they had more efficient access to them. Have you any ideas for promoting these events?
To create an application that reduces the “information noise” to which local people and visitors to Barcelona are both subjected, to provide quality content according to user profile.
Your solution should enable users to discover new cultural experiences adapted to their profile and activity in the social networks.
All groups, such as children and teenagers, the elderly and people with disabilities, use specific platforms and formats every day.
To create a solution that provides a specific group, using a particular platform and/or a new format, with access to cultural content.
Your solution should extend access to cultural content by using new formats with the appropriate platforms for each group.
Barcelona’s artistic and cultural wealth is one of the city’s greatest assets, but artists are not always able to make a living from their work. Applications can help artists to improve their monetisation strategies. Can you think of any proposal to achieve this?
To create a solution that enables professional artists to optimise the way they organise and market their work in Barcelona.
Your solution help to promote Barcelona’s culture outside the city, so that cultural content is distributed better, with experiences that effectively promote the city and its culture.
In the context of the current digital paradigm, more artistic cultural creation requires specific new formats to promote its dissemination and/or participation.
To create a solution that enables artists to establish new professional ties with other artists and to link up with their fans in a more direct, personal way.
Your solution should help to generate synergies between traditional “artistic” practices and new promotion and consumption formats in order to encourage participation.
Those interested can register for the competition for twenty working days from the day following the publication of these rules in the Butlletí Oficial de la Província de Barcelona (Official Journal of Barcelona Province, BOPB).
3 June 2015
26 June 2015
17 June 2015 19h at Disseny Hub Barcelona.
4 July 2015. Fabra i Coats Carrer de Sant Adrià, 20 at 10:30h.
10 July 2015
20 July 2015
October, November and December 2015