Morning, Tuesday, 10th July 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This timely seminar will consider the future for the live entertainment sector in the UK, including innovation, audiences and supporting grassroots.
Following the Government’s announcement of plans to strengthen planning policy to include the Agent of Change principle in order to protect grassroots venues, and with the Mayor of London also backing the principle in the Draft New London Plan, delegates will discuss the shape of incoming legislation and consider wider licensing issues.
They will also assess priorities for addressing further challenges facing an increasingly complex and competitive sector, including access to finance, conditions on the live scene for emerging artists - such as the rise of the pay-to-play model - and the potential implications of Brexit, particularly around touring and accessing new markets, as well as look at key issues around ticketing following the recent introduction of new rules to combat ticket-touting.
Taking place following the launch of the Cities of Culture Enquiry, commissioned by the Arts Council England, which will assess current and future resource channels for culture, sessions will examine issues around widening the socio-economic value of live entertainment - including around access, affordability and tourism - and explore the increasing opportunities for innovation presented by tech, digital and new, immersive ways of experiencing live.