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Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Cultural entrepreneur who co-founded and in 2014 sold CultureLabel.com, a VC-funded ecommerce marketplace where creative minds find inspiration and shop the greatest art and artist-designed gifts, homeware and accessories from over 800 iconic cultural institutions, galleries, artists and boutiques. 

Also co-founded the global REMIX Summits (http://www.remixsummits.com) on Culture, Technology and Entrepreneurship. Produced in partnership with partners Google, Bloomberg and Mindshare, REMIX tackles the big ideas shaping the future of the culture and creative industries and is attended by thousands of creative leaders worldwide. Summits take place annually in London, NYC, Sydney and Dubai with media partners including VICE, The Guardian and Time Out. 2017 also saw the launch of our Creative State Summit in Melbourne, produced by REMIX Summits for Creative Victoria (http://creativestatesummit.com). 

Through REMIX Agency (http://www.remixsummits.com/agency), Simon consults for private clients on commercial and digital strategies for cultural and creative organisations - reference cases include the Houses of Parliament, BFI, Bestival, The School of Life and London Evening Standard. 

In partnership with the British Council and Arts Council England, Simon led on the launch of REMIX Academy, a new approach to arts training. Through a combination of workshops, a year-round community and online modules, it provides arts leaders with insights, tools and exercises to support their entrepreneurial development and help build financially resilient organisations. REMIX has developed two strands of learning: one for creative entrepreneurs starting or growing a new business, and one for leaders within creative and cultural organisations looking to inspire entrepreneurial change from within. REMIX Academy events have so far been held in locations including London, Manchester, Newcastle, Melbourne, Sunshine Coast and Perth.

Between 2014 and 2017, Simon supported creative start-ups from across Europe as part of a major European Union project, E-Space (http://www.europeana-space.eu/). The aim of this was to create new opportunities for employment and economic growth within the creative industries based on the development of applications and services from Europe’s digital cultural content. REMIX managed the monetisation and business modelling outcomes, including intensive mentoring and incubation support.

Simon has also co-authored a number of books and thought papers on topics relating to cultural entrepreneurship and new revenue models for cultural organisations: 

In 2009, 'Intelligent Naivety' explored new commercial revenue streams for not-for-profit cultural organisations - where better to get on and create great ideas than the space where culture and consumers meet? Available as a free e-book at http://www.slideshare.net/culturelabel/culturelabel-intelligent-naivety

In 2014, 'Golf, Art & Spa Days' emerged out of the observation that incredible experiences are the bread and butter of the arts sector. Yet when it comes to marketing unique experiences for gift buyers, the arts are strangely absent from popular gift experience sites. Why? And can this change? To test this, we received support from Nesta, the Arts & Humanities Research Council and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England to spend a year working with six leading arts organisations (Dulwich Picture Gallery, Whitechapel Gallery, the Royal Academy of Arts, Design Museum, English National Opera and Barbican), exploring the market for cultural gift experiences. Download our consumer research, competitive summaries and overview of the opportunities at http://www.remixsummits.com/experiences/ 

In 2016, 'The Big Ticket Questions' examined how arts organisations can use technology to meet customer needs, including a detailed debate on the question of in-house versus third party technology platforms. Details at http://www.tinyurl.com/bigticketquestions

Amit Sood

Director, Cultural Institute, Google

Justine Roberts

Founder & CEO, Mumsnet

Stuart Trevor

Co-founder, AllSaints & Co-founder, Bolongaro Trevor

Fabien Riggall

Founder & Director, Secret Cinema (UK)

Jean Oelwang

CEO, Virgin Unite, Virgin Group

Alex Poots

Director, Manchester International Festival

Torsten Schmidt

Co-founder, Red Bull Music Academy

Ian Livingstone CBE

Co-founder Games Workshop and the UK Government’s Creative Industries Champion

Sir Nicholas Kenyon

Managing Director, Barbican Centre

Fergus Linehan

Festival Director, Edinburgh International Festival

Dale Dougherty

Founder, Maker Faire (USA) - Dale has been called 'Father of the Maker Movement' & 1.5 million attended Maker Faire events in 38 countries last year

Eleanor Ford

Innovation Director, Time Out

Michael Morris

Co-Director, Artangel

Siobhan Reddy

Studio Director, Media Molecule (Sony)

Tom Panton

London Studio, Sonos

Ruth Mackenzie CBE

Interim CEO / Launch Director, The Space

Keith Stuart

Games Editor, The Guardian

Fiona Stewart

Director, Green Man Festival

Dominic Dromgoole

Artistic Director, Shakespeare's Globe

Phil Edgar-Jones

Director, Sky Arts

Chris Wild

Director, Retronaut

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

Digital platforms editor and Head of Culture, Guardian News & Media

Simon Walker

Founder - CANVAS, Maidthorn, Love Home Swap, Insportive & ‘Entrepreneur-in-Residence’ - Rightster

Mohammad Al Shehhi

Chief Operating Officer, Dubai Design District

Chris Michaels

DIgital Director, National Gallery

Tim Arthur

CEO, Time Out

Mike Sarna

Director, Programming & Exhibitions, Royal Museums Greenwich

Julien Deslangles-Blanch

Regional Director, UK & Germany, General Assembly

Emily Smith

Director of Marketing and Business Development, Atlantic Productions

Kelly Sawdon

Chief Branding Officer, Ace Hotel

Sandra Schembri

Chief Encouragement Officer of The House of St Barnabas

Sarah Drinkwater

Head of Campus, Google

Helen Marriage

Director, Artichoke

Jess Butcher

Co-founder and CMO, Blippar

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Maddy Carroll

Campaigns Director, 38 Degrees

Adam Clarke

Founder, The Common People

Nick Jankel

Founder, Ripe & Ready

Bethany Koby

Co-founder and CEO, Technology Will Save Us

Yomi Ayeni

Media Liaison, Burning Man Festival

Paul Croft

Director, Ultimaker UK

Julian McCrea

Managing Director at Portal Entertainment

Charles Edwards

Street Artist a.k.a. Pure Evil

Joseph Smith

Co-Founder Makerversity, Designer, Artist

Bill Thompson

Head of Partnership Development, BBC Archives

Clive Dutton OBE

Co-founder, The Line: East London Sculpture Walk

John Kampfner

Director, Creative Industries Federation

John Cassy

Co-Founder, Factory 42

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Abi Wade

Cello / Box / Voice

Manisha Ferdinand

Head of PR, Sky Arts, Sky Movies, Sky 3D. Acting Head of PR, Sky Atlantic

Anthony Geffen

CEO, Atlantic Productions

Jo Holdaway

Director of Strategic and Commercial Data, Evening Standard, Independent & i

Lea Simpson

Strategy Director, TH_NK

Jessica Taylor

Vice-President, Experience Design & General Manager, Antenna Lab

Terence Teh

Editor, Nowness

John McGrath

Artistic Director & CEO, Manchester International Festival & The Factory

Tristan Sharps

Artistic Director, Dreamthinkspeak

Jane Burton

Head of Content and Creative Director, Tate Media

Neil Bruce

Head of Mobile, Mindshare

Ruth Sessions

Director of Operations, Atlantic Productions

Anthony Catt

Commercial Director, Oxygen Startups

Marino Fresch

Head of Marketing, Eventbrite

Stephen Nuttall

Senior Director, YouTube EMEA

Chris Michael

Deputy Editor, Cities, The Guardian

Dan Pearce

10 Second Ninja & BAFTA Breakthrough Brit

Gerry Hopkinson

Co-founder, Unity

Paul Smyth

Co-founder, Something & Son

Mariano Robles

Business Director, Airbeem

Rob Silver

Head of Dance Festival Division, MAMA & Company (Lovebox)

Dr Matthew Green

Author, Time Traveler's Guide to London (Penguin)

Cat Botibol

Co-founder & Executive Producer, Grimm Productions

Bruno Zamborlin

Creator, Mogees

Many Ameri

Co-founder, Red Bull Music Academy

Andy Taylor

Head of Movies Coverage / Documentary Producer, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

Justine Simons

Head of Culture, City Hall, London & Chair, World Cities Culture Forum

Helen Charman

Director of Learning and Research, Design Museum

Adam Gee

Multiplatform & Online Video Commissioning Editor, Channel 4