Join the Creative Soft Skills partners as they share their Creative Soft Skills journey and how the training methodology and tools that have been developed can support artists (and not only) in recognizing, building and harnessing their creative soft skills for professional development.

Be inspired to build on the potential of our Creative Soft Skills.

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Podcast line-up

Host: Becky Riches, Materahub (Italy)

Responding to the increasing relevance of Creative Soft Skills

With Silja Suntola from XAMK (South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences) who explores the potential of the creative industries and the role of artists and arts in general to stimulate creativity and innovation, the importance of creative soft skills and what they are and, how they can be applied in our professional and personal lives 

An introduction to the Creative Soft Skills Methodology

With Tommaso Sorichetti from Sineglossa (Italy) who talks about the methodology created by the partnership to help artists understand, develop and harness their Creative Soft Skills, including;

  • the self awareness tool, the Creative Soft Skills Circle
  • the skills development methodology, the Creative Soft Skills Hackathon

The Creative Methodology testimonies

Understand the value of the Creative Soft Skills tools and methodologies with partners Rinova (UK), Rozet (Netherlands), Kulturanova (Serbia), Cultural Creative Industry Cluster (Hungary) who speak participants, trainers, mentors and policy-makers about their Creative Soft Skills experience

Testimony 1 – Rinova and the Creative Soft Skills Circle

With Michele De Vito talking to trainer Jason Ault from Rinova (UK) about the Creative Soft Skills Circle

Testimony 2 – The Rozet Hackathon, a trainers perspective

With Saskia Kettelerij talking to Georgios Lazakis trainer from Rozet (Netherlands) and their Creative Soft Skills Hackathon experience

Testimony 3 – The Kulturanova Hackathon, a winners perspective

With Jelena Božić from Kulturanova (Serbia) talking to Alexa Stanišić about his experience as a Creative Soft Skills Hackathon winner

Testimony 4 – The Cultural Creative Industry Cluster Hackathon, a mentors perspective

With Judith Maroti Medvey speaking with Szilvia Rechnitzer from the Municipality of Pécs, General Department of Economic Development, Department of Tourism Development who participated as a mentor on their Creative Soft Skills Hackathon

Certification of Creative Soft Skills

With Claudia Matera from Rozet (Netherlands) who talks about how the certification of Creative Soft Skills can open doors to future opportunities for artists.


Podcast created by Materahub with the contribution of all partners:

Materahub (Italy) – Becky Riches and Paolo D’Ercole
XAMK (South-Eastern Finland University of Applied Sciences) – Silja Suntola
Sineglossa (Italy) – Tommaso Sorichetti
Rinova (UK) – Michele De Vito and Jason Ault
Rozet (Netherlands) – Claudia Matera, Saskia Kettelerij and Georgios Lazakis
Cultural Creative Industry Cluster (Hungary) – Judith Maroti Medvey
Kulturanova (Serbia) – Jelena Božić