National Conference 2016
On 3 March 2016, our National Conference will bring together leaders from across the creative industries for a day of learning, inspiration and debate.
Following our campaign theme 'Building a Creative Nation: Putting Skills to Work', the conference will feature leaders from government, industry and education as we champion the success of getting young people into work and training in the creative industries.
If we don’t invest time and resources in developing the careers of young people now, a generation of talent will be lost.
Join us for a day of debate, discussion, workshops and networking, and to be the first to hear about the exciting developments we have planned for the year ahead!
Delegates from across business and education will debate the impact of nurturing skills and talent, as we celebrate the employers and young people who have participated in the thousands of jobs created by the Creative Employment Programme.
Darren Henley to be keynote speaker
Darren Henley, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said: “Paid internships and apprenticeships remain a vital way for young people to gain experience in the arts and culture sector. They help overcome barriers to employment and provide an essential opportunity for people who have an interest in arts and culture to carve out a career.
"We have made a start, but there is much more that needs to be done. We must all think about the long-term success and resilience of the arts and culture in this country; if we don’t invest time and resources in developing the careers of young people now, a generation of talent will be lost.”
One delegate from our 2015 conference described the event as: "A great coming together of creative industries, education providers, policy makers and young people to support and safeguard the future of the creative and cultural sector."
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