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Creative Economy in Poland








Organizer: Creative Economy Research Center at SWPS University

The concept of creative economy was developed by John Howkins, at the beginning of the 21st century. It describes economic systems where value is based on novel imaginative qualities rather than the traditional resources of land, labor and capital. Sixteen years after the publication of his book The Creative Economy. How People make Money from Ideas, the Creative Economy Research Center at SWPS University is organizing an international conference, where scientists from around the world will present their research results and discuss issues related to this relatively new branch of science.


15 2017


Links between Culture, Economy and Management

The conference is not only an opportunity to present results of research conducted by the Creative Economy Research Center at SWPS University, but also a chance to exchange ideas, best practices and discuss current issues related to this branch of the economy. Moreover, it is an opportunity to review the current knowledge on creative industries in Poland and to define key thematic areas that lie within the scope of the Creative Economy Research Center.

We have invited leading researchers specializing in creative economy as well as artists and representatives of creative industries to participate in the conference. We would also like to invite anyone interested in the subject matter.


8.30-9.00 – Registration

9.00-9.15 – Opening

  • prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Sędek
    Vice Rector for Research SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • prof. dr hab. Dorota Ilczuk
    Head of Creative Economy Research Center SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
  • Joanna Lora, Chargee de mission scientifique et universitaire
    (French Institute in Warsaw)

First Panel: Creativity in Economic Development

 9.15-11.00 – Co-ordinated by Professor Marian Noga (WSB Universities, Wrocław)

  • Creativity in history of economic development - Professor Jan Milewski PhD. (SWPS University)
  • Genesis and essence of creativity - Professor Philippe Bouquillon (LABSIC Laboratory Sorbonne 13) 
  • Justyna Jochym (Cracow Festival Office)
  • Marcin Jacoby PhD. (SWPS University)
  • Rupert Weinmann (Head of Austrian Cultural Forum

11.00-11.15 – Coffee Break

Second Panel: Creative economy - Facts and Myths

 11.15-13.00 – Co-ordinated by Professor Dorota Ilczuk (SWPS University)

  • Digital and creative industries - John Davies (NESTA)
  • Does museum dust kill creativity? - Professor Łukasz Gaweł (Jagiellonian University, National Museum in Cracow)
  • Iwan Wyrypajew (Weda)
  • Why do we need balanced development in culture? - Katarzyna Plebańczyk Ph.D. (Jagiellonian University in Cracow)
  • Solow-Swan Model in the characteristics of creative economy - Professor Marian Noga (WSB Universities)

13.00-13.45 – Lunch Break

Third Panel: Labour Market of Authors, Creators, Visual and Performing Artists

13.45-15.30 – Co-ordinated by Wojciech Walczak (Council of Music and JM Orchestra)

  • Artist’s labour market. Free but not wild - Professor Dorota Ilczuk with the team of Creative Economy Research Center SWPS University
  • Miłosz Bembinow Ph.D. (Management Secretary of Associations of authors ZAiKS)
  • Krzysztof Lewandowski (General Director of the Associations of authors ZAiKS)
  • Staszek Trzciński (Culture Manager, STX Music Solutions)
  • Sylwia Chutnik (Writer, Literaly Union)
  • Professor Anna Villarroya (Associate Professor, University of Barcelona)

15.30-15.45 – Coffee Break

Fourth Panel: Video Games

15.45-17.30 – Co-ordinated by Professor Mirosław Filiciak, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences SWPS University

  • Support of the Ministry of culture and national Heritage for the creative sector - Anna Ceynowa, Maciej Dydo (Department of intellectual property and media, Ministry of Culture and National Heritage)
  • Video games in India. Explosion of creativity, it’s brilliance and shadows - Maciej Miąsik (Indie Games Polska) 
  • The condition of the Polish video game industry - Michał Bobrowski (Webedia)

17.30-17.45 – Summary and conclusions of the conference -
Representatives of Creative Economy Research Center SWPS University


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  • SWPS University
    Creative Economy Research Center


  • ssociation of Authors and Composers (ZAiKS)
  • The French Institute in Warsaw
  • CRIST S.A.
  • Jeppesen Foundation

Time and Location

December 15, 2017 (Friday), 8.30-17.30

SWPS University, Chodakowska 19/31, T. Tomaszewski's Lecture Hall


Sylwia Stano

tel. +48 505 705 907
e-mail: sstano@swps.edu.pl