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2019 marks the tenth year of the annual Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference

Important information for delegates at this year’s conference and awards ceremony

19 March 2019

On Monday 1 April we will be gathering creative professionals, educators and policy makers in Cardiff City Hall, for a day of discussion, debate and best practices on breaking down barriers to entry for the cultural sector. Later that evening we will move over to the National Museum Cardiff to celebrate the 2019 Creative & Cultural Skills Awards! 


Delegates are invited to email us with their selection.

Pick your breakout session now!

13 March 2019

Breakout sessions are now open to book at this year’s Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference. This year’s event will consider the barriers in the cultural sector – and how we can break them down.




We are working to embed apprenticeships in the cultural sector

Use our resources to help you run great apprenticeships

7 March 2019

We have been involved in apprenticeships since 2008, when we first supported the development of the creative apprenticeship frameworks for the industry. Since then we have gathered a wealth of knowledge and expertise supporting organisations and training provider to manage the effective delivery of apprenticeships. Take a look at some of our most popular resources.




Book your travel to this year’s National Conference!

28 February 2019

This is the tenth year of the Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference and it’s heading to Cardiff for the very first time. Cardiff is a thriving city, with a nearby airport and just two hours by train from London.



The Immersive Lab is one of only four in the UK. Photo Credit @ Digital Catapult North East & Tees Valley

Leadership colleges imagine a new reality in Gateshead

20 February 2019

Leadership Colleges have been welcomed to PROTO in Gateshead for an interactive event looking at virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (XR) in the arts and cultural sector. They will be considering the uses and potential of this new technology, and how it can be applied in the education sector.


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

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.


Creative & Cultural Skills Awards 2019: Shortlist announced!

13 February 2019

Creative individuals and organisations from across the UK have been shortlisted in the annual Creative & Cultural Skills Awards. Nominees come from a wide range of creative industries, including theatre, dance, music, film and heritage.



National Conference 2019 keynote speakers announced

6 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. It will consider what can be done to break down those barriers and how we can make the sector more representative of society as a whole.







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