16 september 2016
This session on “Complementary financing instruments for Cultural and Creative Actors” was opened by Isabelle De Voldere from IDEA Consult. Isabelle sketched the broad financing landscape for culture, with a focus on the possibilities of achieving a sustainable financing mix for cultural and creative actors. Subsequently, 4 experts zoomed in on specific financing instruments: equity finance, crowdfunding, microcredits and corporate patronage. Each presentation was followed by a hands-on testimonial from a cultural or creative professional.
To start with, Antoinette Godin presented the equity finance and loan instruments from St’art Invest, a public fund investing in cultural and creative organizations in Wallonia and Brussels. Ensuing, Patrick Pinchart introduced www.sandawe.com, a publishing house and crowdfunding platform for comic strips, of which St’art Invest has become a shareholder. After the break, Anne-Sophie Pierard from microStart showed the audience the possibilities of microcredits to realize their projects. Her presentation was followed by a testimonial from Ruddy Toni, who spoke about the chances that the microcredits from microStart gave him to launch his own fashion brand Toni Captain. To end, Valérie Orban from Prométhéa talked about the potential of corporate patronage as a financing instrument for the cultural and creative sectors. The session was closed by Laura Kalenga from Mangoo Pickle, who gave evidence on the advantages that resulted from winning the Bruocsella prize, a collective corporate patronage fund managed by Prométhéa.
Opening hours :
Friday 02/09/16 : 10am - 10pm
Saturday 03/09/16 : 09 am - 22pm
Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
Stop "Gare Centrale" via bus 29, 38, 63, 65, 66 and 71, metro 1 and 5 and trains.