Policy Forum for London

The future for arts and culture in London - increasing participation, funding challenges and the Cultural Infrastructure Plan

Morning, Tuesday, 24th April 2018

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



With the Mayor of London making culture and creative industries a key priority in the Mayor’s Draft London Plan, this timely seminar considers next steps for policy and the sector in supporting growth and promoting the Capital’s position as a global centre.


Delegates will discuss the challenges for implementing key measures from the recently published Mayor’s Draft Cultural Strategy - which sets out policies to sustain London’s future as a cultural Capital and strategies for supporting grassroots activity - as well as the potential impact of the creation of the first London Borough of Culture.


They will also examine the recommendations of the Regeneration Committee’s Creative tensions report on optimising the benefits of culture through regeneration, and consider priorities for supporting and developing London’s Cultural Infrastructure - including for establishing Creative Enterprise Zones and investing in new centres of creative production.


Further sessions look at what more can be done to underpin sector resilience - including diversifying revenue streams, developing creative and commercial partnerships and asset management - as well as priorities for improving participation, access and inclusion in the arts across the Capital.


There will also be discussion on the challenges for maintaining London’s international competitiveness, the sector’s future role in the wider social and economic growth of the Capital, and the potential impact of Brexit - looking at key issues around access to talent and skills, innovation and tourism.



Guests of Honour

Rosie Millard

Chair, Hull, City of Culture 2017 and Chair, BBC Children in Need

Adrian Wootton

Chief Executive Officer, Film London

Joyce Wilson

London Area Director, Arts Council England

Guests of Honour

Rosie Millard

Chair, Hull, City of Culture 2017 and Chair, BBC Children in Need

Adrian Wootton

Chief Executive Officer, Film London

Joyce Wilson

London Area Director, Arts Council England

Chairs

Navin Shah AM

Member, Brent and Harrow, London Assembly

Marcus Davey

Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Roundhouse Trust

Speakers

Francesca Sanderson

Director of Arts Programmes and Investments, Nesta

Jacks Thomas

Director, The London Book Fair

Professor Morag Shiach

Director, Creativeworks London; Director, Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy and Professor of Cultural History, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London

Andrew Cooke

Managing Director, Operations and Governance, London & Partners

Paul Fleming

Industrial Organiser, Theatre, Equity

Sharon Ament

Director, Museum of London

Navin Shah AM

Member, Brent and Harrow, London Assembly

Madani Younis

Artistic Director, Bush Theatre

Steve Moffitt

Chief Executive Officer, A New Direction