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The CYANOTYPES project brings together a wide variety of organisations, stakeholders and European networks to address the needs and skills gaps in the Cultural & Creative Industries (CCI). It aims to boost the provision of new skills and address skills mismatches by designing and creating new curricula for higher education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET), supporting the development of a sense of initiative and entrepreneurial mind-sets in the EU.
Based on the triple loop learning framework, CYANOTYPES devotes its attention to how we learn "how to learn" by tackling the sector's potential for innovation and competitiveness. In doing so it confronts the challenge presented by a post-pandemic recovery, the digital transition, and the green shift.

For additional information, have a look to CYANOTYPES official page.


The project is coordinated by the HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. Among the partners, there are several art schools such as: Hochschule der Bildenden Künste Saar, ELIAUAAV Universität für angewandte Kunst Wien
Other organisations taking part in CYANOTYPES are ALL DIGITALCreative Industry KosiceEuropean Creative Business Network, European Creative Hubs NetworkEuropean Forum of Technical and Vocational Education and TrainingFashion Innovation CenterYrkesnämnd FILM/TVmediarteMyDataMaterahubNorwegian University of Science and TechnologySwedish Games Industry - DataspelsbranschenUniversidade LusófonaWirtschaftskammer Österreich, Wirtschaftsförderung Region Stuttgart.


CYANOTYPES KICK-OFF MEETING | Utrecht, September 2022

On September 13th and 14th 2022, EQ-Arts took part in the kick-off meeting of the ERASMUS+ Alliances for Innovation project CYANOTYPES, coordinated by HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, the Netherlands. The consortium partners met in Utrecht to discuss their work and the future steps of the project. Throughout these two days, the partners participated in talks and workshops, both online and onsite, building together the upcoming phases of the project.


On March 23rd and 24th, the first onsite consortium meeting of the year took place in Brussels. During this time, EQ-Arts had the chance to update the consortium on the progress made so far with our sub-tasks related to Quality Assurance, Literature Review and Development of a Common Language.



Join us in person (and online) from 10 - 13 October 2023 in Austria for the Creative Skills Week 2023.

For the first time, the Cultural and Creative Sector Industries are being addressed as an industrial ecosystem. The issue of skills gaps and needs is a critical concern for stakeholders from all corners of the Creative and Cultural Industries Sectors (CCIS). In this context and as a partner of CYANOTYPES, we are proud to launch the first-ever CREATIVE SKILLS WEEK gathering strategic-thinkers, policymakers, cultural workers/networks, and creative & artistic practitioners to co-create actions addressing urgent and future skills needs. 

Visit to find out more about the programme and the opportunity to host your own event!