c2+i is an organisation that promotes creative processes and new relationship areas between economics, culture and social organisations, committed to exploring new opportunities for the development of creative industries and helping to make other productive sectors and society in general more creative.
Based on this idea of open and collaborative innovation, we develop programmes that aim for deeper innovation focused on strategies of cultural change, which may result in changes in attitudes and values, changes in organisational models or the creation of new products, services, materials or technologies.
What we do : Cultural innovation, innovation culture
We like to guide and provide support to public or private cultural organisations and creative industries in their management and decision-making processes, as well as promoting territorial development processes through culture, the arts and creativity. We promote open and collaborative innovation through the relationship between the arts and thought with business and social organisations of all kinds. We also provide advice on communication strategies in a context of territorial proximity and connections and translate our experiences to the academic and professional fields with proven teaching ability.
These are a few of the projects we have tackled since the beginning of c2+i:
-Creation of the “Improbable Connections” community (www.conexionesimprobables.com) to promote relationships between artists and organisations of all kinds in order to develop social responsibility and innovation.
-Creative Clash-Tillt Europe: Comparative Analysis of Art Programmes and Companies (www.creativeclash.squarespace.org), presented to the European Economic and Social Committee (Belgium).
-Advice for defining the Culture Department Strategic Plan for the Basque Government.
-Design and coordination of conference days on “Culture, Creative Sectors and Employment” for the Basque Government.
-Advice on strategically important projects of the Basque Government (new investments, reorienting new facilities, etc).
-Advice on strategically important projects of the Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa
-Advice on strategically important projects of the Diputación de Barcelona and some local councils in Catalonia (Granollers, Montcada i Reixac)
-Creation of various reports analysing cultural, economic and social impact, amongst others, on the influence of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao in terms of urban and economic development of the city, carried out for Brazil’s Ministry of Culture.
-Participation in various laboratories, amongst others, and advice on the develop of the “Draft Project of the Donostia-San Sebastián 2016 Bid Office”.
-Advice on Sponsorship policy to the “European Cultural Capital 2016″
-Creation and maintenance of a blog on the seminars organised by Alhóndiga Bilbao within the framework of the “Earth Project”.
-Advising the Bilbao City Council on its Creative Sector Development Plan.
-Report on Museums and Municipality for the Sorbonne University/Louvre (France).
-Advice on Cultural Strategic Plan to the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Deusto University (Spain)
Cádiz University (Spain)
International University of Andalusia (Spain)
European University of Madrid (Spain)
Complutense University of Madrid (Spain)
Paço das Artes (Brazil)
Creative Industries Forum (Portugal)
PROCURA Cultural Association (Culture Professionals in Aragón) (Spain)
Barcelona Activa, Barcelona City Council (Spain)
Iniciativa Joven, Extremadura Government (Spain)
Zaragoza City Council (Spain)
Atlantic Market of Contemporary Creation, Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
Centro Cultural de España in Sao Paulo (Brasil)
University of Córdoba (Argentina)
Instituto Cervantes en Rabat (Marruecos)
University of Barcelona
Association of Cultural Administrators of Navarra…
How we work :
At c2+i, we are specialists in a global vision of territories and organisations. Above all, we know which problems to tackle and how to search for what are at times lesser-trodden paths to find a solution, which is why the people we work with have very different profiles. A network of professionals, especially from the world of the arts, culture, thought or management, that at times moves within the heart of the sector and at other times on the fringes, based on personal involvement and experience.
Our approach to consulting aims to be truly different and so we work with direct methods that help to visualise ideas and developments in the search for the strategic coherence of organisations with methods that are directed towards decision-making.
Roberto Gómez de la Iglesia leads c2+i. He is an economist and cultural manager and has a BA in Economics from the University of the Basque Country and a Master of Business Management from the Autonomous University of Madrid/MCC.
He devised and directed Divergentes and Disonancias between 2004 and 2009, a platform for connecting artists and companies that was recognised by the European Union as one of the best practices for promoting creativity and
innovation. He was the promoter, founder and director of the Xabide Group for 25 years. He has directed numerous cultural projects and those promoting the creative sectors, local development, corporate and territorial institutional communication, public awareness, tourism promotion and marketing, business and social innovation, strategic thinking and organisational change, social economic development and the promotion of entrepreneurship.
Among our permanent network of collaborators is Arantxa Mendiharat, who has a BA in Political Science from the University of Bordeaux and Master of Cultural Management from the University of Edinburgh. She has extensive experience in managing territorial development projects in France, artistic projects in Spain and open innovation processes in relation to the arts (notably as the general coordinator of Divergentes and Disonancias in the Basque Country and Catalunya). She is part of the steering committee of the European research programme “Tillt Europe Creative Clash”, developing pilot projects connecting artists and companies in Europe and developing recommendations of the Commission on Cultural Policies, Working Environment and Innovation (in collaboration with Tillt, WBZ and KEA), chosen by the British Council for the European Cultural Leadership Programme.