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Creative Economies

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START DATE 11 March 2015
START TIME 09:30am

The Council Chamber, BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1

END DATE 11 March 2015
END TIME 12:30pm

The relationship between economy and culture has traditionally been presented as one of opposites. Yet, the creative industries, including the arts, heritage, media and other forms of cultural production, are now increasingly recognised as important agents in economic growth and social progress.

These industries rely on individual talent and have the potential to create wealth through the generation of intellectual property. The dynamic nature of the creative economy generates opportunities but at the same time the continual evolution of new technologies, creative partnerships, and cultural dialogues makes the definition of the creative economy as elusive and it is enticing.

Prompted by an opening address from Alan Yentob, Creative Director of the BBC, this event provides a forum for dialogues between creative practitioners, researchers, journalists, and those engaged with the cultural industries. Attention will focus on the importance of the creative industries and their cultural and economic significance together with the role of collaborative partnerships and how best to deliver for a range of publics. The morning will comprise a series of individual short talks and a panel session plus an audience-led Q&A and open discussion.


09:30 Arrival and coffee

09:50 Welcome

Professor Dana Arnold, Director Centre for Ideas, Middlesex University London

Aaqil Ahmed, Commissioning Editor Religion and Head of Religion & Ethics of the BBC

10:00 – 10:30 Opening address followed by Q&A

Alan Yentob, Creative Director of the BBC

10:30 – 11:10 Creative Economies: Media

Will Saunders, Creative Director, Digital, BBC TV Production

Mike Smith, Executive Producer, BBC TV

11:10 – 11:45 Creative Economies: Publishing, Copyright and IP

Roger Thorp, Editorial Director, Thames and Hudson Publishing

Sonia Boyce, Professor of Fine Art, Middlesex University London

11:45 – 12:20 Creative Economies: The City

Kristen Dunne, Senior Strategy Officer, The Mayor's Office

Graeme Evans, Professor of Urban Cultures, Middlesex University London

12:20 – 12:30 Open Q&A

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