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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 Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, REMIX Summits & CultureLabel.com

Michael Rodrigues

Chair, Night Time Industries Association & MD, Time Out (ANZ)

Tea Uglow

Creative Director of Google's Creative Lab

Creel Price

Founder and Chairman, Club Kidpreneur

John Batistich

Director, Marketing & Digital, Scentre Group (Westfield Shopping Centres)

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE

Director, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Katie Rigg-Smith

CEO, Mindshare Australasia

Katrina Sedgwick

Director, ACMI

Ian McClelland

Managing Director, The Guardian Australia

Helen Souness

Managing Director, Etsy (Australia & Asia)

Sree Sreenivasan

Chief Digital Officer, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Angus Keene

Twitter, Australia

Kim McKay AO

Director & CEO, Australian Museum

Michael Brand

Director, Art Gallery of New South Wales

Jo Pretyman

Founder, iManifest

Ed Harrison

CEO, YAHOO7

Paula Bray

DX Lab Leader, State Library of New South Wales

Jonathan Holloway

Artistic Director, Melbourne Festival

Seb Chan

Chief Experience Officer (CXO), Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)

Leigh Small

Chief Executive, Sydney Film Festival

Rhett Wade-Ferrell

Director, Film-maker, Uncle Friendly

Royce Akers

Editor, VICE

Antuong Nguyen

Director, silkyjazz.com

Ambarish Mitra

CEO & Co-Founder, Blippar

Lisa Havilah

CEO, MAAS (Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences)

Marcus Westbury

Writer, Broadcaster, CEO, Collingwood Arts Precinct & Founder of Renew Australia

Simon Crerar

Australia Editor, BuzzFeed

Dr Ken Hudson

Chief Idea Officer & Author of Speed Thinking & The Idea Accelerator

Dr Genevieve Bell

Vice President, Intel Fellow, Corporate Strategy Office, Intel Corporation

Cameron Adams

Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Canva

Danielle Harvey

Head of International Development & Senior Producer - Talks & Ideas, Sydney Opera House.

Jayant Murty

Director, Strategy, Media and Integrated Marketing, Intel (Asia Pacific)

Janet Carr

Creator and Series Producer of Good Game, ABC

Lawrence Crumpton

Developer Platform Evangelist, Microsoft

Richard Evans

Advisor for Arts and Culture, Barangaroo Delivery Authority

Ed Smith

Executive Director Sales & Marketing, Foxtel

Henry Cho

UX Director, IRL Gaming

Kerry Taylor

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

Neil Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, Virgin Velocity Flyer

Marc Fennell

Presenter, Download this Show, ABC

Ross Gibson

Centenary Professor of Creative & Cultural Research, University of Canberra

Sherre DeLys

Documentary, Sound Art Producer, ABC RN

Russ Tucker

National Creative Director Whybin \ TBWA \ Digital Arts Network and Eleven PR.

Alan Crabbe

Co-founder and Director, Pozible

Kate Russell

Strategic Accounts Director, Blippar

Nick Wailes

Professor, MBT Director and Head of AGSM Online at University of New South Wales

Professor Ross Harley

Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design, UNSW & Chair, Sydney Culture Network

Mark Davy

Founder, Futurecity (UK)

Rachel Healy

Executive Manager, Culture for the City of Sydney

Mary Darwell

Executive Director, Arts NSW

Matt Tindale

Director, Marketing Solutions, LinkedIn

Michael Parry

Director, Public Engagement, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences

Steph Harmon

Culture Editor, The Guardian

Matt Ravier

Director, The Festivalists

Declan Lee

Director & Co-Founder Gelato Messina

Clare Downes

Founder, Secret Garden Festival

Nikita Agzarian

GM, Giant Dwarf

Rich Fogarty

Founder and Publisher, Concrete Playground

Kate Dezarnaulds

Head of Partnerships TEDxSydney

Daniel Flynn

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Thankyou Movement

Paul X. McCarthy

Author, Online Gravity

Fred McConnell

Deputy Video Editor, The Guardian

Matt Branagan

Co-Founder, Work-Shop

Jon Soong

Co-Founder & CEO, Makers Empire

Sven Almenning

Owner, Eau de Vie + Experimental Spirits Co

Sally Hill

Co-founder, Wildwon

Martin Hoelzl

Manager Strategic Services, Haworth

Tony Armstrong

Head of Occupier Consultancy, CBRE

Lino Caccavo

Divisional Development Manager, AMP Capital

Matt Jackson

Founder, Affectors

Councillor Jess Scully

Knowledge Exchange Strategist

Richard Aedy

Presenter, ABC, The Media Report

Cassie McCullagh

Presenter, ABC RN, Best of the Festivals & The List

John Richardson

Director of Development, Art Gallery of NSW

Michael Dagostino

Director, Campbelltown Arts Centre

Simon Swaney

Managing Director, Bates Smart

Antony Funnell

Presenter, The Future Tense, ABC

Greg Hughes

Managing Director, Icon Pictures / Dendy Cinemas

Richard Harris

Head of Business & Audience, Screen Australia

Adrianne Pecotic

CEO, The Content Business & Independent Cinema Association

Ben Wong

Admissions Manager, General Assembly

Anne Loxley

Senior Curator, C3West

Michael Cohen

Creative Producer, Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA)

Sarah Carrington

Director of Projects, Sydney, Futurecity

Andrew Cortese

Partner Grimshaw Architects

Stephanie “Hex” Bendixsen

Co-host, Good Game

Andrew Pogson

Special Projects Manager, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra

Sam Doust

Creative Director, Strategy Development, ABC Innovation

Jarrod Wheatly

Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) Founder, Mountains Youth Services Team

Mal Haskins

IFMGA / NZMGA Mountain and Ski Guide Lead Logistics / Operations - Helambu Relief - Nepal Earthquake 2015

Giles Hardie

Presenter, Nine Network & ABC News 24

Stuart Ayres

NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events

Hamish Sewell

Co-Founder, Soundtrails

Kate Curr

Manager, Digital Strategy and Innovation , State Library of NSW