Thanks to everyone who joined us for the National Conference 2016. Bookings are now open for 2017.
Our National Conference 2016
Thanks again to everyone who joined us. To see how the day went, take a look at our National Conference Storify.
Following our campaign theme 'Building a Creative Nation: Putting Skills to Work', the conference featured leaders from government, industry and education as we championed 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.
Delegates from across business and education debated the impact of nurturing skills and talent, as we celebrated the employers and young people who have participated in the thousands of jobs created by the Creative Employment Programme.
- Darren Henley, Arts Council England
- Chi Onwurah MP, Shadow Minister for Culture & the Digital Economy
- Alex Beard, Royal Opera House
- Marcus Davey, Roundhouse
- Claire Paul, BBC Academy
- And many more. Take a look at the full speakers list
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.”
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