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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

Andy Lanning

Executive Creative Director, Magic Leap

Holly Tucker MBE

Founder, Holly & Co (Founder of notonthehighstreet.com and UK Ambassador to Creative Small Businesses)

Philip Long

Director, V&A Dundee

Annette Mees

Head of Audience Labs, Royal Opera House

Eric Nuzum

Podcast and Media Consultant - Former SVP, Original Content Development, Audible (Amazon) & VP Programming, NPR

Mariana Duarte Silva

Co-Founder & Director, Village Underground Lisboa

Freya Murray

Program Manager and Creative Lead, Google Arts & Culture

Rupert Barrington

Series Producer, BBC Dynasties

Jim Beirne MBE

Chief Executive, Live Theatre

Liat Rosenthal

Creative Producer - Uniqlo Tate Lates

John McGrath

Artistic Director & CEO, Manchester International Festival & The Factory

John Beasley

Chief Marketing Officer, Vero - True Social (ex VP Marketing EMEA Monster & Head of Brand Red Bull)

Pip Black

Co-Founder, Frame

Brett Wigdortz OBE

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

Rick Gibson

CEO, British Games Institute (BGI)

Ella Goldner

Co-Founder & GM, Zinc

Hadrian Garrard

Founding Director, Create London

Isobel Colchester

CEO, Poet in the City

Sharon Ament

Director, Museum of London

Charlotte Appleyard

Director of Development & Business Innovation, Royal Academy of Arts

Rachael Norton-Drew

Festival & Company Manager, York Mediale

David Jubb

Artistic Director, Battersea Arts Centre

Philippine Nguyen

Co-Founder, Art Night

John Cassy

Co-Founder, Factory 42

Chris Gourlay

Founder & CEO, Spacehive

Anna Burkey

Co-Founder, Foundry658 - new Creative Industries Accelerator by State Library Victoria & Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Elena Gifford

Partner, Deco Publique

Jonathan Robinson

Founder, Civic and Global Impact Hubs

Isabel Soden

Chief of Play (Founding Director, Writer/Director, Strategist), Reuben Feels

Daniel Stevens

Advocacy & Communications Manager, Knowledge Quarter London

Sophie Harding

Trends & Insights Director, Mindshare UK

Lauren Zawadzki

Partner, Deco Publique

Prof. Andrew Chitty

Creative Economy Champion, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Lisa Westcott Wilkins

Founder, DigVentures

Laura Jordan Bambach

Chief Creative Officer, Mr President, Founder, CANNT Festival & Co-founder, SheSays

Ksenia Zemtsova

Co-Founder, Art Night

Ged Matthews

Freelance Placemaking Creative Producer

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits