Policy Forum for Wales

Priorities for the creative industries and the arts in Wales: funding, the impact of Brexit and exporting Welsh art and culture

Morning, Tuesday, 12th June 2018

Central Cardiff

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



Please note the date of this seminar has changed.


This seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to examine the priorities for the creative industries and the arts in Wales.


It will be a timely opportunity to review the recently published findings of the Welsh Government’s evaluation of the second phase (2016-17) of the Fusion Challenge Grant programme - including the key benefits, such as engagement of new ‘harder to reach’ groups living within deprived communities.


Delegates will also consider the next steps for tackling the funding challenges faced by the creative industries in Wales, and the implications of Brexit, including the potential risks to partnerships accessed through EU bodies, the uncertainty surrounding the replacement of current EU funding and freedom of movement.


Those attending will also consider the latest thinking on how Wales can enhance its position as a suitable location for the production of creative content, as well as ways to leverage Wales’ creative and artistic sectors to generate tourism.


Further sessions will assess the availability of targeted resources and best practice in collaboration between organisations involved in delivering strategic cultural projects - as the Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee carry out their inquiry into the success of arts organisations in increasing sources of revenue from non-public funding.


Sessions will also examine the ways in which Welsh businesses and organisations are exporting Welsh culture as well as efforts to promote Wales as a place of interest - for artistic consumption and as a location to produce creative and artistic content.



Guests of Honour

Nick Capaldi

Chief Executive, Arts Council of Wales

Bethan Jenkins AM

Chair, Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committe

Rt Hon the Lord Elis-Thomas AM

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Welsh Government

Guests of Honour

Rt Hon the Lord Elis-Thomas AM

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Welsh Government

Nick Capaldi

Chief Executive, Arts Council of Wales

Bethan Jenkins AM

Chair, Culture, Welsh Language and Communications Committee

Keynote Speaker

Tom Cosson

Senior Culture and Poverty Adviser, Museums Archives and Libraries Division, Welsh Government

Chair

Suzy Davies AM

Shadow Minister for Social Services, Culture & Welsh Language

Speakers

Rachel Jones

Chief Executive, Arts and Business Cymru

Professor Barry Atkins

Dean, Faculty of Creative Industries, University of South Wales

Emma Goad

Founder, Blue Canary Fundraising

Samuel Young

Deputy Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Creative Industries Federation

Eluned Hâf

Head, Wales Arts International