The Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference and Awards is a key moment in the calendar for employers, educators and policy-makers in the creative and cultural industries. This year, for the first time, the National Conference and Awards is heading to Cardiff!
The National Conference will take place throughout the day in Cardiff City Hall and will be followed by the Awards that evening in the National Museum Cardiff.
- National Conference: 11am - 4pm
- Awards Dinner and Ceremony: 6:30pm - 10pm
The full programme for the Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference 2019 is out now, featuring speakers from arts and cultural organisations across the UK.
Phil George, the Chair of Arts Council Wales, will be speaking about they are doing to support recruiting and reflecting the diversity within their organisational structure and culture. Bill Lucas, Director of Real-World Learning, will ask the question 'How are schools preparing the future workforce for entry into the creative and cultural sector?'
This year’s panel debate will feature Kate Danielson, Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries, Emma Green of the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and Alex Porter-Smith, Co-founder of High Tide. They will talk about ‘Breaking down the barriers’ in the cultural sector and will take questions from the audience.
Seetha Kumar, ScreenSkills, Alan Bishop, Creative Industries Federation and Simon Dancey, Creative & Cultural Skills will talk about the new Creative Careers Programme. This £14 million project intends to reach more than 160,000 students by 2020, while around two million young people will be able to access better advice about pursuing a creative career.
And Graeme Farrow, the Artistic Director of the Wales Millennium Centre will be speaking about how they are showing leadership to the sector for entry routes and progression in the workforce.
Delegates will also have the opportunity to choose from a selection of breakout sessions, with themes including ‘Linking Schools and the Creative Economy’ and ‘Creativity and Emerging Technologies’.
Breakout sessions spaces will open soon and delegates will be contacted directly about how to sign-up.
Cardiff City Hall
Gorsedd Gardens Rd