Events / Seminars

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)

Rt. Hon. Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Business

“We now have an historic opportunity to harness the economic potential of all our rural communities.  The creative sector has a significant contribution to make. I therefore welcome any initiative by the sector itself to identify ways in which it can stimulate this”*

RT. HON. ANDREA LEADSOM, SECRETARY OF STATE FOR BUSINESS, ENERGY AND INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY (BEIS); *STATEMENT MADE AS FORMER DEFRA SECRETARY OF STATE