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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

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Kate Torney

CEO, State Library Victoria

Dan Goods

Visual Strategist, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA (USA)

Deborah Shaw

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

Sam McDonagh

Country Manager, Airbnb

Toby Coffey

Head of Digital Development, National Theatre (UK)

Dan Rosen

CEO, ARIA

Jan Owen AM

CEO, Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)

Steph Harmon

Culture Editor, The Guardian

Ian McClelland

Managing Director, The Guardian Australia

Jonathan Pease

Executive Creative Director, AKQA

Michael Rodrigues

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

Sarah Ellis

Director of Digital Development, RSC / Royal Shakespeare Company (UK)

Kylie Watson-Wheeler

Senior Vice President & Managing Director, The Walt Disney Company ANZ (inc. Lucas Film, Marvel, Pixar)

Natalia Manidis

Author Success & Content Operations, Envato

Kate Cherry

Director/CEO, NIDA

Jason Potts

Professor of Economics, RMIT University

Lynley Marshall

CEO, Museums Victoria

Ian Scobie AM

Director, WOMADelaide

Christina Erskine

Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Sydney Opera House

Peter Tullin

Co Founder, REMIX Summits & CultureLabel.com

Simon Cronshaw

Co-Founder, CultureLabel.com & REMIX Summits

Katy Clark

President, BAM / Brooklyn Academy of Music (USA)

Tamasein Holyman

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Amanda Tattersall

Co-founder, GetUp.org.au & Founder, Sydney Alliance

Diego Radivoy

General Director, Creative Industries, Buenos Aires City Government (Argentina)

Councillor Jess Scully

Knowledge Exchange Strategist

Professor Ross Harley

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

Wesley Enoch

Director, Sydney Festival

Peter Mahony

Manager, Education and Digital Learning, MAAS

Jason Twill

Innovation Fellow & Senior Lecturer, UTS

Marian Goodell

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Tess Arrioti

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Michael Campbell

Executive Director, WestWords

Chantal Abouchar

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Scott Rigby

Head of Digital Transformation, Adobe Asia Pacific

Dom Price

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Ally Watson

Co-Founder, Code Like a Girl

Richard Mayer

Head of Creative Services, National Geographic (FOX)

Paula Bray

DX Lab Leader, State Library of New South Wales

Michael Brealey

CEO, Create, NSW

Mikaela Jade

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Zareh Nalbandian

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Vic McEwan

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Matt Walters

Founder, Parlour Gigs

Jesse Cox

‎Original Programming Manager, Audible (Amazon)

Bonnie Shaw

Strategy Lead, Smart City Office at City of Melbourne

Paul Bennetts

CEO & Co-Founder Spaceship & Venture Partner, AirTree Ventures

Georgia Frances King

Deputy Ideas Editor, Quartz (USA)

Dolla Merrillees

Director, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS)

Margaret Petty

Executive Director Innovation & Entrepreneurship, University of Technology Sydney

Rich Fogarty

Founder and Publisher, Concrete Playground

Janne Ryan

Ideas Curator, Broadcaster, Producer & Design Writer

Paul Barclay

Presenter, Big Ideas, ABC

Neil Ackland

Managing Director, Junkee Media

Claire Evans

Managing Director, Grumpy Sailor

Peter Denham

Director Curatorial, Collections and Exhibitions, MAAS

Marc Fennell

Presenter, Download this Show, ABC

Daniel Garcia

Educator, NGV (National Gallery of Victoria)

Kellie Riordan

Head of ABC Audio Studios

Kate Driver

Deputy Director, Questacon

Kelly Godfrey

Managing Director Australia & NZ, Ancestry

Tanya Denning-Orman

Channel Manager, NITV / SBS

Sara Mansour

Co-Founder, Bankstown Poetry Slam (BPS)

Tamryn Bennett

Director, Red Room Poetry

Brett Leavy

Digital Storyteller, Virtual Warrane

Alicia Talbot

Senior Strategic Project Leader, City of Parramatta

Kath Mainland

Executive Director, Melbourne Festival

Katy Roberts

Head of Video, VICE (Australia / NZ)

Professor Glenn Wightwick

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Innovation & Enterprise), UTS

Lily Jacobs

Business Strategy Lead, Emerging Sectors and Innovation, LendLease

Tom Pitney

Managing Editor, Punkee

Ed Miles

Head of YouTube Partnerships, AUNZ & Head of Sports Partnerships, YouTube APAC

Rosie Dennis

Artistic Director/CEO, Urban Theatre Projects

Dr Mark Liu

Chancellors Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UTS

Louise Herron

CEO, Sydney Opera House

Alison Page

Designer & Filmaker, ZAKPAGE

Jess Cook

Managing Director, 107 Projects

Mimi Flemming

General Manager, VICE (Australia / NZ)

Dr Natalia Nikolova

Director UTS Advanced MBA, UTS Business School

Richard Watts

Performing Arts Editor/Editorial Team Leader, ArtsHub

Neil Peplow

CEO, AFTRS (Australian Film Television and Radio School)

Topaz Conway

Chair of the Board, StartupAUS

Alison Wright

Assistant Director, Engagement and Development, National Gallery of Australia

Terri Janke

Solicitor Director, Terri Janke and Company

Dr Julia Prior

Director, Engagement (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT), and Senior Lecturer, School of Software, UTS

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Laura Lindsay

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Sarah Moran

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Dr Nimish Biloria

Associate Professor - Design, Architecture and Building Faculty, UTS