How can Culture/Higher Education partnership be a catalyst for change in developing the Diverse cultural workforce fundamental to our future?

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Culture Forum North Symposium

  • 5th December 2018 - 5th December 2018
  • 10.30 – 16.00
  • Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Culture Forum North symposia welcome those interested in cultural/Higher Education partnership to share ideas, learn about what others are up to and make exciting new connections. Informal conversation, presentations from leaders in the field and dynamic discussion groups with peers from diverse arts and heritage organisations, universities and sector bodies from across the North, make for lively events that explore our potential to work together to build a more resilient cultural sector.

This year’s symposium explores how culture/HE partnership can be a catalyst for change in developing the Diverse cultural workforce fundamental to our future.

Research, policy-makers and funders are clear that the arts and culture need a more Diverse, entrepreneurial and work-ready workforce. This event discusses how university/cultural sector partnerships can ensure we collectively thrive.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Nina Bhagwat, Off-Screen Diversity Executive at Channel 4, Simon Dancey, CEO of Cultural and Creative Skills, and Professor Kate Pahl from Manchester Metropolitan University, will challenge participants to talk, think and act collaboratively with the aim of strengthening the cultural workforce through diversity.

See here for more information about our speakers and their themes.

We will also hear from Katie Jones, Haseena Ali, Lauren Goldsby and Paulina Zawadzka, students at Manchester School of Art.  Frustrated by a design industry that is lacking in ethnic and racial diversity they have created FRESH; a movement that aims to do something about it.

Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss emerging questions, to share experience and to explore potential action through market place conversations.

It will make for a lively and dynamic event with peers from diverse arts and heritage organisations, universities and sector bodies from across the North and beyond, who share a commitment to working together to build a more resilient cultural sector.

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