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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

Simon Woodroffe OBE

Founder, YO! Sushi, YOTEL and YO! Home

Diane Lees CBE

Director-General, Imperial War Museums

Martin Green

Chief Executive & Director, Hull City of Culture 2017

Darren Henley OBE

Chief Executive, Arts Council England

Steve Vranakis

Executive Creative Director, Creative Lab, Google

Claire Postans

Creative Director, Jamie Oliver Media Group

Anthony Lilley OBE

Interim CEO, The Space & CEO, Magic Lantern Productions

Hans-Ulrich Obrist

Artistic Director, The Serpentine Gallery & Senior Program Adviser, The Shed (New York)

Rupert Goold

Artistic Director, Almeida Theatre

Julia Kenyon

Chief Brands Officer, BBC Worldwide

Wil Harris

Digital Director, Condé Nast UK

Nicole Yershon

Director, Ogilvy Labs

Deborah Shaw

Head of Creative Programming, Historic Royal Palaces (inc. Tower of London, Kensington Palace & Hampton Court Palace) (UK)

Jemima Rellie

Director of Content and Audiences, Royal Collection Trust

Brett Wigdortz OBE

Founder and Honourary President, Teach First; Chair, National Citizen Service Trust; Co-Founder & CEO, tiney.co

Charlotte Richards

Business Intelligence Strategy and Times & Sunday Times Director, News UK

Kerry Taylor

Senior Vice President, Youth and Music for Viacom International Media Networks (MTV, Nickelodeon, Paramount), Chief Marketing Officer for VIMN UK

Dave Twohig

‎Head of Design and Placemaking, Battersea Power Station

Nicole Vanderbilt

Vice-President (International), Etsy

Lawrence Crumpton

Developer Platform Evangelist, Microsoft

Nicholas Lovell

Author, 'The Curve' & Founder, Gamesbrief

Ed Vaizey

UK Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries

Michael Gunton

Creative Director, Natural History Unit and Factual, BBC

Camilla Wright

Founder / Editor, Popbitch

Will Hayward

Chief Commercial Officer, Dazed Group

Jonathan Holloway

Artistic Director, Melbourne Festival

Damian Totman

Global Creative Director, Bloomberg

Chris Michaels

DIgital Director, National Gallery

Tim Plyming

Director, Digital Arts & Media, NESTA

Tom O'Leary

Director of Learning, Science Museum

Frederik Ottesen

Co-Founder, Little Sun

Edward Humphrey

Digital Director, British Film Institute

Nick Barrington

Founder, Nurture Rights (Dinosaur Roar! - Natural History Museum)

Stevyn Colgan

QI, Museum of Curiosity (BBC Radio 4)

Matt Andrews

Chief Strategy Officer, Mindshare

Matt Adams

Co-Founder & Artist, Blast Theory

Simon Walker

MD, Canvas (Arts Council England & Rightster.com)

Juliana Biondo

Digital Initiatives Manager, Vatican Museum

Neil Ennis

Programme Director, Network Transformation Programme, Post Office

Kirsten Brandt

Co-Director, The Shells - Ausflug nach Neu-Friedenwald

Caspar Llewellyn Smith

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

Emily Smith

Director of Marketing and Business Development, Atlantic Productions

Marc Allenby

Director of Distribution, Picturehouse Cinemas

Hannah Barry

Founder, Hannah Barry Gallery and Bold Tendencies

Tamzin Simpson

Strategy Programme Manager, Royal Academy of Arts

Jonathan Robinson

Founder, Civic and Global Impact Hubs

Stella Wisdom

Digital Curator, British Library

Michael Berg

Creative Director, The Hospital Club

John Newbigin

Chair, Creative England

Pip Jamieson

Founder & CEO, The Dots

Laura Kriefman

Mass Crane Dance/ Guerilla Dance Project and The Space/ WIRED Creative Fellow

Sophie Hargroves

Head of Corporate Partnerships, V&A

Oliver Marlow

Creative Director, Studio TILT

Annette Mees

Head of Audience Labs, Royal Opera House

Professor Melissa Terras

Director of Digital Humanities, UCL

Adam Freeman

Managing Director EMEA, Bloomberg Media

Ross Cairns

Director, Digital Designer & Creative Programmer, The Workers (Winner of Tate's IK Prize 2014)

Richard Leeming

External Relationship Manager, BBC Digital Archive

Gordon Young

Editor-in-chief & Co-Founder, The Drum

Alex Klein

Founder & CEO, Kano

Piers Guilar

Executive Strategy Director EMEA, Fitch

Anthony Geffen

CEO, Atlantic Productions

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Jude Ower

Founder & CEO, Playmob

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, REMIX Summits & CultureLabel.com

Becky Schutt

Founding Chair, Relaxed Theatre Project

John Cassy

Founder, Factory 42

Ronald Ligtenberg

Director, Possibilizer

Danny Lane

Artistic Director, Music and the Deaf

Richard Dennys

Head of Digital Business Academy, Tech City

Dave Birss

Head of TV, The Drum

Alex Wood

Editor in Chief, The Memo

Robert Rowland Smith

Presented by the School of Life

James Mathie

Club Development Manager

Lois Stonock

Curator and Researcher

Charlie Tims

Independent Researcher

David Glick

Founder, Edge Investments

Tom Pursey

Co-founder & Creative Director, Flying Object

Jim Whyte

Senior Insights Analyst, Fitch

Omaid Hiwaizi

President of Marketing, Blippar

Kirsty Hoyle

Director, Include Arts (UK)

Yifei Chai

Innovation Architect, Unit9

John Sills

Senior Consultant, The Foundation