Creative & Cultural Skills 2018 National Conference
Apr 17

Creative & Cultural Skills 2018 National Conference

Join the leaders of the creative industries for a day of debate, networking and learning.


Join the leaders of the creative industries for a day of debate, networking and learning.

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The Lowry, The Quays, Salford M50 3AZ, UK
  • Building a Creative Nation: The Future Workforce. Supporting innovation for skills, recruitment and apprenticeships.

    Our 2018 National Conference will be held on Tuesday 17 April at The Lowry, Salford and our Skills Awards will be held the evening before, Monday 16 April.

    As promised, we are taking the conference on the road and we’ll be located in the fantastic gallery and theatre complex in Salford Quays, overlooking Media City. 

    **Awards are now SOLD OUT but a limited number of tickets are still available for National Conference** 

    Keynote Speakers 

    • Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester 
    • Rebecca Long Bailey, MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 
    • Julia Fawcett OBE, The Lowry 
    • Diane Lees CBE, Imperial War Museum 
    • Yvonne Kelly, Barking & Dagenham College 
    • Sir Gerry Berragan, Institute for Apprenticeships 
    • Paul Dennett, City Mayor Salford City Council 
    • Mags Patten, Arts Council England 
    • Hilary Carty, Clore Leadership Programme 
    • Tina Lewis, National Trust 
    • Michael Davies, Department for Education 
    • Lynsey O’Sullivan, The Lowry 


    Timings and speakers subject to change. 



    Julia Fawcett OBE, The Lowry 

    Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 

    Rebecca Long-Bailey, MP 

    Arts Council England’s Goal 4: workforce development and diversity
    Mags Patten, Arts Council England 

    Opportunities and challenges with entry-level recruitment
    Tina Lewis, National Trust 

    Panel Discussion: Supporting innovation for skills, recruitment and apprenticeships
    Seetha Kumar, chief executive of Creative Skillset, leads a discussion on skills chaired by Diane Lees, CBE, Imperial War Museum. 

    What do we need from future leaders in the creative industries?
    Hilary Carty, Clore Leadership Programme


    Breakout Sessions – Round 1 

    Book from one of seven breakout sessions

    1.  1.Processes and Apps for Productivity 
    2. 2.Break-out with CLOCK! 
    3. 3.Britain’s got talent - so why don’t we use it? 
    4. 4.Influencing Governments: how can the creative industries make their case to ministers and politicians? 
    5. 5.National Skills Academy: everyone's a winner 
    6. 6.Future skills needs and challenges in the music industry 
    7. 7.Flying demonstrations with drones


      Breakout Sessions – Round 2 
      Book from one of six breakout sessions

    8.  8.Creative talent pipeline 
    9. 9.Britain’s got talent - so why don’t we use it? 
    10. 10.Tour of Salford Quays 
    11. 11.Building a future workforce from the ground up 
    12. 12.Managing apprentices: a best practice approach 
    13. 13.Flying demonstrations with drones 


    Skills for the creative industries, a view from Greater Manchester
    Andy Burnham, Mayor of Greater Manchester 

    An update from the Department for Education on the proposals for the new 'T' level qualifications
    Michael Davies, Department for Education 

    Taking forward the skills agenda for The Lowry
    Lynsey O’Sullivan, The Lowry 

    Creating opportunities for young people 
    Paul Dennett, City Mayor Salford City Council 

    Apprentice debate: Building a Creative Nation
    Chaired by Yvonne Kelly, Barking & Dagenham College. Panel of apprentices and young creatives. 

    Closing remarks and drinks reception 
    Pauline Tambling, Creative & Cultural Skills 

    18:00 - CLOSE 

    Ticket Prices (plus booking fee) 

    • Awards (inc VAT) - £60.00 
    • Conference (inc VAT) - £144.00 
    • Conference and Awards (inc VAT) - £186.00 
    • Conference - apprentice/intern (inc VAT) - £36.00

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  • Date & Time
    Apr 17 2018 at 09:00 AM - Apr 17 2018 at 09:00 PM
  • Location & full address
    The Lowry, Salford
  • Event Admins
    Creative & Cultural Skills


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