The full programme for National Conference 2019 is out now!

 15 February 2019

Taking place on 1 April 2019 in Cardiff City Hall, the conference will explore the barriers to access for those seeking to enter and thrive in the cultural sector. Speakers and breakout sessions consider topics such as tackling inclusion, T-Levels, emerging technologies and the Creative Careers Programme.

Speakers at conference will consider how we can break down the barriers to the cultural sector
Speakers at conference will consider how we can break down the barriers to the cultural sector

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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 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. 

The full programme is available to download. 

The conference will run from 11am to 4pm and will be followed by the annual Creative & Cultural Skills Awards in the National Museum Cardiff.

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