Creative Economies took place at the Camden Centre and was hosted by Arts Development UK in partnership with Arts Council England.
The seminar explored three main themes:
- the role of arts and culture as economic anchors and drivers in cultural regeneration
- how the wider business sector values and uses the role of arts and culture
- practical ways of measuring and capturing the economic value of the arts and culture
These three integrated themes are designed to provide topical examples and case studies, suggest ways of understanding and communicating directly with the business sector about the economic importance of arts and culture, suggest tools to provide evidence of impact and value.
Speakers were Jane Wilson, Chair, Arts Development UK and Director of Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire, Tom Fleming, Director, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy, Alex Homfray, Senior Consultant, BOP Consulting, Paul Bristow, Acting Director, Strategic Partnerships, Arts Council England, Ali Robertson, Director, Tobacco Factory Theatre, Lyndsey Swift, Head of Partnerships, Visit England, Gail Schock, Arts Manager, Kent County Council, Roxie Curry, Arts Development Officer, Rochford District Council, Mary-Alice Stack, Director of ArtCo projects, Arts Council England, Tim Joss, The Rayne Foundation, Ruth Jarratt, Trustee, MeWe360, Andrea Stark, Executive Director, East and South East, Arts Council England, Geoff Rowe and Chris Maughan, Dave’s Leicester Comedy Festival, Rob Wadsworth, SW4 Limited, Jayne Knight, Arts Development Manager, Suffolk County Council, Mari Martin, Head of Arts and Events, Norfolk County Council, Patrick Hussey, Arts & Business, Laura Sillars, Artistic Director, The Site Gallery, Symon Easton, Deputy Head of Culture Commissioning, Birmingham City Council, Debbie Kermode, Deputy Director, IKON Gallery.