In the morning of January 24, a cooperation agreement was signed between Jiangbei District and China Academy of Art Shanghai Institute of Design, confirming China Academy of Art Ningbo Innovation Center’s settling down in the Old Bund in Ningbo. The culture industry in Jiangbei District acts quite fast under the current new environment of “Seizing Opportunities, Winning Talents and Introducing Projects as Many as Possible” in Ningbo. The Old Bund, living room of Ningbo, is to boast a new creative design center.
As is learnt, China Academy of Art Ningbo Innovation Center is to take root on No. 77 Waima Road, the Old Bund soon. The center covers a total area of 700 square meters, aiming at carrying out cultural innovative product design and R&D, nurturing talents for artistic design, cultivating the cultural industry and providing the mass public with characteristic training programs on art design, thus nurturing art design talents for Ningbo and the East Zhejiang as a whole. At the signing ceremony, Wu Xiaohua, Assistant to Dean of China Academy of Art and Dean of China Academy of Art Shanghai Institute of Design, says: “The Institute is to cooperate with local fashion brands and design enterprises to attract high-end leading art talents, education institutions and design institutions, to introduce more investment in the cultural innovation industry from both at home and overseas, to gather together innovation factors and to develop characteristic cultural innovation center.”
Founders of China Academy of Art Ningbo Innovation Center are leading ones of the art and design field in China. China Academy of Art is the first comprehensive national art college in China and one of the first national “Double First-Class” universities. China Academy of Art Shanghai Institute of Design has been taking the lead in the urban design and art field since it foundation 20 years ago. China Academy of Art Ningbo Innovation Center is to make full use of the resources and talents with its 2 founders for potential innovative cooperation and for full development of the cultural innovative manufacturing industry in Ningbo.
In recent years, Jiangbei has been taking “developing Jiangbei into a competitive cultural district” as the strategy, fully promoting the development of Ningbo Music Port, Ningbo Cultural Innovation Port and Old Bund Fashion Port, and accelerating the urban transformation and organic upgrading. The settling down of China Academy of Art Ningbo Innovation Center would greatly help the development of cultural innovation in Jiangbei and the improvement of urban cultural quality in Jiangbei.