b.creative Social Innovation Challenge 2017

Deadline: 28 April 2017
Open to: artists and creative entrepreneurs from all over the world, under 40
Prize: EUR 3000 + incubation program


b.creative is pleased to invite artists, cultural and creative entrepreneurs from all over the world to take part in the b.creative challenge 2017.

The aim of the b.creative challenge is to foster new ideas in an international endeavour to better handle issues like: growing poverty rates, social cohesion, access to education and digital literacy, mental and physical wellbeing, transport and people’s mobility, new food and sustainable agriculture, climate change and environmental protection.

The competition focuses on interdisciplinary and international collaborations between professionals in creative fields like: visual arts, advertising, architecture, crafts, design, fashion, film and video, gastronomy, publishing, radio and television, computer games, performing arts, with the aim to explore the potential of arts and creative entrepreneurship in fostering social and economic innovation.



  • Artists and creative entrepreneurs from all over the world, under 40 and from the specified fields are allowed to participate;
  • The official language of the competition is English. All applications must be submitted in English;
  • Project ideas can be maximum 5 years older and they must have never been shown before in similar competitions.


  • EUR 3000 money award;
  • 3-month rent-free incubation in Shenzhen within the programme Soft Landing in China offered by Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition Space;
  • 5 days incubation programme offered by Creatis Brussels, the newly established creative incubator supported by ING and KissKissBankBank. The programme equally includes 4 nights accommodation;
  • Participation in the Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2018 edition, organised by the Cultural Diplomacy Platform;
  • 2 return tickets and accommodation to present the project at the next b.creative event which will take place in Shenzhen, China on 14 and 15 December 2017
  • Media exposure through different networks of creative entrepreneurs such as Creative Tracks, b.creative, Creative Europe or Creative Hubs.


How to Apply?

Application requirements:
  • Text document – A project proposal written in English of max. 5000 words which should include:
    • Project’s name;
    • A description of the idea;
    • The rationale behind the idea;
    • Cross-sectorial aspects;
    • Target audiences;
    • Key activities;
    • Key resources / partners;
    • A financial plan.
  • Video and photo:
    • A video not longer than 2:30 minutes of a max. size of 500 Mb which should visually describe the project’s idea;
    • A ‘cover’ photo which best describes your project.
  • Team Members’ Biographies – Team members’ biographies must be included for each person participating. Each biography should include:
    • Member’s profession and current activity / organisation;
    • Member’s email address;
    • The country where the person is base;
    • A short member’s background description.

Everything should be included in a zip file and sent to tpletosu@keanet.eu via www.wetransfer.com, with the mention ‘Application for the b.creative challenge’ by 28 April 2017. You will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of the submission of your entry.

For more information please visit the official web page.

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