Going global through culture: Check the findings from our study visit in Barcelona and Terrassa!

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A group of 30 specialists attended a study visit hosted by Barcelona and Terrassa in June.

The visit coincided with Sonar, a music festival in Barcelona which explores the cross-overs between music, creativity and technology and hosts the Sonar+D conference, a major event in the global tech and creative start-up calendar. Supporting large-scale cultural events can bring a range of positive impacts for cities; Sonar for example contributes €124.8 million to Barcelona’s GDP and generates some 1,200 jobs.

Participants also headed to the Catalan Audiovisual Park in Terrassa, a municipally-led film studio complex which has become a global destination for high-profile audiovisual productions. The city plays the role of facilitator, making it as easy as possible for private enterprises and creatives to work in Terrassa. The city’s free Film Office is responsible for this, helping with everything from location scouting to logistics – this, alongside Terrassa’s world-class facilities, makes it an attractive destination for the audiovisual sector.

More detailed learnings from the study visit, as well as presentations and documents from the event, can be found here: http://bit.ly/2si6ywh  

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