Culture power: inspire to develop rural areas (CUPIDO)

Increasing collaboration and joined-up-thinking on strategic issues.

Organisation: Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)
Project title: Culture power: inspire to develop rural areas (CUPIDO)

Calanais Visitor Centre, Isle of Lewis. September 2015
Picture Credit Gary Doak /HIE

HIE’s programme of 2017 YHHA digital heritage activities resulted in HIE being invited to participate as a project partner in an Interreg North Sea project Culture power: inspire to develop areas (CUPIDO). CUPIDO is viewed as an opportunity to work with international partners to collectively share resources, knowledge and expertise to explore and advance new opportunities to commercialise the cultural sector through use of digital and wider networking activities. HIE will work in collaboration with University of St Andrews, HOWEST University (Belgium) and South Norway University to deliver a programme of regional and transnational digital activities designed to support cultural heritage organisations adopt digital technologies and digital ways of working to enhance their commercial growth.

Which OPiT key performance indicator is the project contributing to? Main: 4

Other: 5, 10, 11, 13

Contact name: Ann Marie Reid
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Reviewed: September 2018