Creative Arts District
Supporting cultural and creative entrepreneurs
As an emblem of a proactive cultural policy spanning 20 years and an ambitious urban project on the Ile de Nantes, the Creative Arts District aims to build a European centre of excellence in the field of the Cultural and Creative Industries. This long-term project is located on a 15-hectare site that was once occupied by the shipbuilding industry.
In 2011, Samoa received a new mandate from the Nantes metropolitan area to promote the local creative industries network. To do this, Samoa put together a team and developed a dedicated space. The wide range of services offered rests on three pillars: providing space for lease, supporting project developers and promoting the creative network through targeted events.
The leadership team of the Creative Arts District Cluster supports cultural and creative entrepreneurs, provides help in finding space and obtaining financing, promotes networking and builds ties between higher education, science and the general public.