Events / Seminars

Creative Rural Industries conference research seminar

1.30 –  4.30pm Wednesday 1st May 2019
St. Mathews Conference Centre, 
20 Great Peter St, Westminster, London SW1P 2BU

A pre-Tate conference, half day (1.30 – 4.30 pm) creative rural industries research seminar is being planned for London on Wednesday 1st May 2019

This will be an opportunity for CI policy researchers, academics, Government officials, rural NGOs, rural community leaders, artists, media and arts organisations, etc.  to find out more about the proposed agenda for the Tate Britain ‘Rural Innovation’ conference.  We are very open and also keen to have further input for the conference programme, and also any responses to some of the issues and ideas as outlined in the New Creative Rural Economies report (March 2019).

Draft programme

1.30 – 2:00Registration, light lunch T&Cs
2:00 – 2:20COSIRA II?  Introduction to the creative rural industries initiative
Dr Ian Hunter (Littoral Arts Trust)
 2.20 – 2.40Measuring the economic contributions of the creative rural  economy; some methodologies and data analysis approaches.
Ian Bennett  (Associate Director, BoP Consultancy London)
2.40 – 3.00The work of WiRE (Women in Rural Enterprise); women as key innovators in the future creature rural economy.
Polly Gibb, Director WiRE (tbc).
3.00 – 3:30T&C break
3.30 – 4.00Open roundtable discussion and feedback
4.00 – 4.30Summary and recommendations

The seminar is free – but places are very limited – 25 max.  

Please contact  Ian Hunter littoral@btopenworld.com to reserve a place.