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


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.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Policy Forum for Wales seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates