National Conference

Building a Creative Nation: The Future Workforce. Supporting innovation for skills, recruitment and apprenticeships.

(c) James Fletcher
(c) James Fletcher

Our National Conference was held on Tuesday 17 April 2018 at The Lowry, Salford.

As promised, we took the conference on the road and were located in the fantastic gallery and theatre complex in Salford Quays, overlooking Media City. 

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 Museums
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

Programme

9:00 - REGISTRATION AND REFRESHMENTS

Welcome
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
 

REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING      


Breakout Sessions – Round 1
Book from one of six breakout sessions (see below for more details).

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

LUNCH, EXHIBITION AND NETWORKING


Breakout Sessions – Round 2
Book from one of five breakout sessions (see below for more details).

  • Creative talent pipeline
  • Britain’s got talent - so why don’t we use it?
  • Tour of Salford Quays
  • Building a future workforce from the ground up
  • Managing apprentices: a best practice approach

REFRESHMENTS AND NETWORKING      


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

 

Thank you to our Sponsors and Partners

Live Nation Arts Council England SQA UK Music MAP Awards

 

Backstage Academy

 

White Light Ltd

Design CouncilBECTU

 

Thank you to our Supporters 

Jerwood Trust

 

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