Only three weeks to go until National Conference 2019

 11 March 2019

The tenth annual Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference is only three weeks away, and set to take place in Cardiff for the very first time.

This is the tenth annual Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference.
This is the tenth annual Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference.

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This year’s event, which takes place on 1 April, will explore the barriers to entry, and through, the cultural sector, and what we can do to break down these barriers. Keynote speakers from across the UK will explore topical issues, such as improving diversity in recruitment, and what schools can be doing to prepare young people for the work in the sector.

Delegates will have the chance to hear good practice case studies from organisations that are tackling these issues in their own workforce. They will also hear directly from creative apprentices about their experiences.

Keynote speakers include Bill Lucas, Director of the Centre of Real World Learning, and Graeme Farrow, Artistic Director of the Wales Millennium Centre.

This year’s industry panel features Kate Danielson, Director of Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries; Emma Green, Head of Diversity at the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; and Alex Porter-Smith, Co-founder of High Tide Media.

Simon Dancey, CEO of Creative & Cultural Skills, Seetha Kumar, CEO of ScreenSkills and Alan Bishop, CEO of the Creative Industries Federation will deliver a joint presentation on the Creative Careers Programme, a new initiative funded by the Government. 

This year’s breakout sessions will be opened for sign-up on Wednesday 13 March, and delegates who have already purchased tickets by that date will be given priority booking. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come first-serve basis.

For further information about travel to conference and accommodation in Cardiff, take a look at the event FAQ page.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased online through Eventbrite. Please note that that annual Creative & Cultural Skills Awards, which takes place that evening, has now sold out.

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