Morning, Tuesday, 19th February 2019
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar focuses on next steps for the development of creative clusters across the UK.
Delegates will assess progress on delivering the key commitments in the Creative Industries Sector Deal aimed at narrowing the gap between London, the South East and other regions - in the context of the Cultural Development Fund and the Creative Industries Clusters Programme - as well as what further action might be needed.
They will assess investment priorities, and how they might need to evolve to support the sector UK-wide into the future, including outside cities.
The agenda examines key issues around the development of the talent pipeline to serve the needs of the clusters - and opportunities for collaborative working between businesses, the education sector and government to attract and retain talent, and better identify local skills gaps and employer demand.
Those attending will also consider priorities for supporting entrepreneurship in start-ups and SMEs - including around funding, investment, IP management and scaling-up - and discuss how to ensure that creative clusters provide environments that create opportunities for growth.
The agenda will bring out thinking on addressing the practical challenges for delivering creative clusters and their role in addressing regional imbalances and their potential impact on innovation, engaging audiences and enabling businesses across the UK to compete globally - looking at the relationship between the public and private sector, the role of anchor institutions, and the sharing of infrastructure, R&D and data.
Further sessions will discuss the role of creative clusters in addressing regional imbalances and stimulate local growth - and their potential impact on innovation, engaging audiences and enabling businesses across the UK to compete globally. We expect discussion on how the sector might work with others in local areas to embed the creative industries in placemaking, as well as examine key challenges around developing a ‘place-based’ approach, including leadership, regional differences, and investment disparities.