Digital content creators based in the border counties of Ireland are the target of a €4.2 million cross-border programme entitled Honeycomb – Creative Works.
Funded by the EU’s INTERREG IVA Programme, the Honeycomb Roadshow will be coming to Sligo on the 22 January 2014 to reach out to businesses and freelancers in order to raise awareness of the benefits of participating in the programme.
Speaking about the programme, Kevin Fearon, Honeycomb Project Manager based at Dundalk Institute of Technology highlights the importance of Honeycomb: “Honeycomb – Creative Works is a new and exciting networking and business support programme targeted at professionals who are leading on digital content creation within the creative industries sector.
“The digital content sector is universally recognised as one of the most fast changing and constantly evolving sectors, and governments right across the world have put in place dedicated strategies that place the digital economy at the heart of their development plans; and Ireland is no exception.
“In light of these opportunities for growth, Honeycomb aims to address the needs of digital content creators to ensure that the economic environment is sufficiently supported to allow the sector to flourish and to develop links and networks with counterparts in Northern Ireland and the west of Scotland through our partners in University of Ulster and Creative Skillset.
“So if your business is film or broadcast; animation; games development; music technologies or interactive media, then the Honeycomb team looks forward to seeing you in Sligo.”
Honeycomb has identified a range of activities which will be delivered over the next two years and which are grouped around the four specific themes of Research, Networking, Skills Development and Seed Funding.
The Honeycomb team will be in Sligeach Film Studios, Old Thorn Yard, Wine Street, Sligo from 1pm on Wednesday 22 January 2014. To register, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org or come along on the day.