Events / Seminars

Engendering Rural Creativity

Rural women leaders promoting new creative rural economic, social and environmental sustainability initiatives during the pandemic:

Vital role of women leaders in mobilising the creative rural industries estimated at £4 bn. p.a. to the UK national economy by 2025; Proposal for a new urban – rural cultural partnerships promoting environmental and economic sustainability.

Proposed two-day on-line international conference in London, 14 – 15 Oct 2021 (tbc), as partof the UNCTAD International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development 2021.

Coordinated by the Creative Rural Industries Consortium/Littoral Arts in partnership with UNCTAD.

More information, programming and registrations, etc., will be available in early June.

The Rise of the Creative Rural Sector

Proposals for a Rural (CI) Cultural Development Fund 

Optimising the creative rural sector’s c. £2 billion p.a. contributions to the Government’s industrial strategy – creative industries sector deal; promoting new rural CI research and innovative culture-led creative urban and rural business partnerships; making the business case

A Whitehall Creative Rural Industries Policy and Research focus seminar:

Co-hosted by the UK Rural Business Group, UK Research Council/AHRC the University of Westminster, CRIC – Creative Rural Industries Consortium, and Littoral Arts Trust. 

Monday 16th September 2019 

  • The St Matthews Conference Centre, 20 Gt Peter Street, Westminster, SW1P 2BU 

CRIC Seminar programme:
(NB  by invitation only)

Video recordings from the September 2019 seminar

Ian Hunter

Ian Hunter, Director, Littoral Arts Trust, introduces and provides context for the seminar- Growing the UK Creative Rural Economy, September 2019.

Billy Welch

Billy Welch, leader of UK Gypsy and Roma communities, talking at the Creative Rural Industries Policy and Research Seminar, September 2019

Anna Price & Jemma Clifford

Anna Price and Jemma Clifford talk at the Creative Rural Industries Policy and Research Seminar, September 2019

Alana Black

Alana Black talks at the Creative Rural Industries Policy and Research Seminar, September 2019

Alex Vincent

Alex Vincent, Chief Operating Office, Arts and Humanities Research Council, talks at the Creative Rural Industries Policy and Research Seminar, September 2019

Richard Betton

Richard Betton, NFU – Uplands/Hill Farming APPG, speaking at Creative Rural Industries Policy and Research Seminar, September 2019

Phil Redmond

Phil Redmond, Chair UK Capitals of Culture, speaking at Creative Rural Industries Policy and Research Seminar, September 2019.

Adrienne Harrington

Adrienne Harrington speaking at the Creative Rural Industries Policy and Research Seminar, September 2019.

Daniel Heery

Daniel Heery speaking at the Creative Rural Industries Seminar, September 2019.

Ben Stringer

Ben Stringer talks at the Creative Rural Industries Policy and Research Seminar, September 2019.

Patricia Lovett

Patricia Lovett talks at the Creative Rural Industries Policy and Research Seminar

Pam Warhurst

Pam Warhurst, Chair of Creative Rural Industries Seminar, sums up.