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ADCE announces new educational partnerships for Rising Stars program 2017

The Art Directors Club Europe (ADCE) has unveiled its Rising Stars program for the first half of 2017.

Rising Stars comprises all of the ADCE’s best-in-class educational and networking initiatives. Co-funded by Creative Europe Programme – created by the European Commission to fund development of the creative and cultural sectors – Rising Stars aims to give cross-cultural learning opportunities and support to creatives at every stage of their career. 

In 2017, ADCE is offering more training opportunities than ever before, kicking off with:

1. Personal Branding Masterclass (with Jürgen Salenbacher)
Dates: 24-25 March, Barcelona

In times of transition, everybody is facing the same question: “What should I do next?”

Hosted by Hyper Island tutor Jürgen Salenbacher, this masterclass will teach you how to better understand your identity, how to position yourself in the creative economy, and equip you with the tools and methods to help others on the same journey.

2. Presenting Creative Work & The Business of Ideas (in partnership with D&AD Festival 2017)
Dates: 25-26 April, London
Presenting Creative Work (with Tom Evans)

It’s a fact that 99% of the creative work produced in an agency never sees the light of day. This session is designed to help increase the odds of your ideas making it to the outside world. It teaches how to structure an effective creative pitch presentation and present ideas with more confidence.

 The Business of Ideas (with Patrick Collister)

This session is all about learning how to conceive creative commercial ideas on an individual level. It will improve creative decision-making, explain the difference between left brain and right brain thinking and crucially, sets out the four points of conflict that anybody who creates for a living will encounter while doing their job, before demonstrating how to deal with them.                                                                                                 

3. Creative Leadership (in partnership with the Berlin School of Creative Leadership)
Dates: 4-5 May, Berlin

Two days of talks, discussions and workshops on the power of leadership, based on the Leadership Acumen concept, which is at the heart of the Berlin School’s approach. Led by Jamshid Alamuti and Professor David Slocum, the program focuses on practical topics, using real world examples and participant interaction. 

4. Art First: Art Direction In Advertising, Editorial and Fashion (curated by the ADG-FAD)
Dates: 8-9 June, Barcelona

Two days of seminars designed to delve into the art of art direction, explore the different work of three key industries: advertising, editorial, and fashion. The program is a great opportunity to meet top creatives from different fields, while together exploring the wider role of Art Direction and its future.

Rising Stars courses are open to professionals from across the creative industries, with ADCE members receiving a discount. For more information, contact your local club ( info@adci.it ) or visit www.adceurope.org/risingstars.

Registration Process:
1. Clubs can submit up to 2 candidates for this course.
2. Send your names and contact info to info@adci.it 
3. Candidate Submission Deadline is 24 February or until spaces are sold out - Personal Branding Masterclass (with Jürgen Salenbacher)

About the Art Directors Club of Europe
The Art Directors Club of Europe (ADCE) is a not-for-profit association headquartered in Barcelona comprised of professional clubs and associations of graphic design and advertising from 19 European countries: Austria, Cyprus, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Ukraine.

Founded in 1990, the ADCE strives to foster excellence in graphic design and advertising creativity at a European scale. The association represents more than 4,500 professionals from the field and internationally spotlights the best works accomplished at a local scale through its annual European awards. The association’s current president is Amir Kassaei, Chief Creative Officer at DDB Worldwide, and one of the most recognised advertising creatives in the world.