Westminster Media Forum

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Next steps for funding in the creative industries

May 2022


Price: £95 PLUS VAT
Format: DOWNLOADABLE PDF


This conference will assess the future outlook for funding in the media and creative industries.


Areas for discussion include:


  • sector challenges and recovery priorities
  • the Cultural Recovery Fund and wider sources of funding 
  • the role of local authorities
  • R&D, innovation and growth
  • measuring positive benefits and value for money
  • workforce development
  • policy priorities

We are very pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Caroline Norbury, Chief Executive Officer, Creative UK; Professor Christopher Smith, Executive Chair, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), UKRI; and Professor Ben Walmsley, Professor of Cultural Engagement, University of Leeds.


The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from: DCMS; Ofcom; DLUHC; the Department for Communities; Department for Communities, NI; HMRC; the IPO; the DIT; NICS; the Scottish Parliament and the Welsh Government - as well as parliamentary pass-holders from the House of Commons.



This pack includes

  • Dropbox video recording of the conference
  • PDF transcript of the discussion, including all speaker remarks and Q&A
  • PDFs of speakers' slide material (subject to permission)
  • PDFs of the delegate pack, including speaker biographies and attendee list
  • PDFs of delegate articles