ADCE announces new educational partnerships for Rising Stars 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: 

  • Personal Branding Masterclass, with Jürgen Salenbacherand and taking place end of March (24-25) in Barcelona. The masterclass aims to teach its students how to better understand their identity, how to position themselves in the creative economy, and equip them with the tools and methods to help others on the same journey.
  • Presenting Creative Work & The Business of Ideas (in partnership with D&AD Festival 2017) is scheduled to take place in London, during Easter time (25-26 april). It will include Presenting Creative Work (with Tom Evans), and The Business of Ideas (with Patrick Collister)
  • Creative Leadership (in partnership with the Berlin School of Creative Leadership), to take place on May 4-5. The 2 days will include talks, discussions and workshops on the power of leadership, based on the Leadership Acumen concept. Led by Jamshid Alamuti and Professor David Slocum, the program focuses on practical topics, using real world examples and participant interaction.
  • Art First: Art Direction In Advertising, Editorial and Fashion (curated by the ADG-FAD) – on June 8-9 in 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.   

Rising Stars courses are open to professionals from across the creative industries, with ADCE members receiving a discount.

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.