Beyond Resilience: Co-designing Our Creative Futures

14 Mar 2019

Regular hours

11:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

£120-£160 (limited number of £20 tickets for individual artists/creatives and for unfunded arts and cultural organisations)

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Liverpool, United Kingdom

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The forum will be a highly participative day of workshops, discussions and peer-to-peer sessions focused on organisational and personal resilience as well as resilience in the wider world.


The event is aimed at artists, leaders working in the arts and cultural sector, funders, policy-makers and others engaged in the development and sustainability of the sector, as well as researchers and those who collaborate more widely with the sector.

Participants will be encouraged to come to the forum prepared to share their thoughts, voices, and expertise and will be invited to work with us to co-develop a Manifesto for Resilient Creative Futures.

Speakers and Workshop leaders confirmed so far include:

Dr Helen Charman (Director of Learning and National Programmes, V&A)

Mary Cloake (Chief Executive, The Bluecoat)

Ania Bas (Artist and Co-Founder of the Walking Reading Group)

Paula Graham-Gazzard (Director, Contemporary Visual Arts Network)

Professor Clive Holtham (Cass Business School, City, University of London)

Dr Sara Jones (Cass Business School, City, University of London)

Suzie Leighton (Co-Director, The Culture Capital Exchange)

Nick Makoha (Poet and Creative Entrepreneur)

Dr Tamara McNeill (Senior Research Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University)

Claire Pattison (Enterprise Fellow, Manchester Metropolitan University)

Lara Ratnaraja (Culture consultant and Astonish Leadership)

Sri Sarker (Executive Director, (Development) ZOONATION)

Nicola Saunders (Director, Business Improvement and Innovation, Arts Council England)

Professor Phil Scraton (Professor Emeritus, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast, member of Hillsborough Independent Commission).

Paul Steele (CEO, Junction Arts)

Professor Ruth Soetendorp (Cass Business School, City, University of London)

Dr Thanasis Spyriadis (Senior Lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University)

Patrick Towell (CEO Golant Media Ventures and Innovation Director, The Audience Agency)

Evelyn Wilson (Co-Director, The Culture Capital Exchange)

Isla Wilson (CEO, Ruby Star Associates)

With a strong co-design focus and an ethos of sharing expertise, participants will develop ideas, and skills and will take away tools on topics including:

- Identifying and mapping Creative Assets

- Intellectual Property in Practice

- Generating ideas for new projects, products or services based on your Creative Assets and IP

- Successful strategies for personal resilience

- Developing a Theory of Change

- Creative Journaling to enhance leadership and personal resilience

- Action Learning Sets taster sessions

- Developing Effective Collaborations

Beyond the purely practical, the day will also support attendees to take time out, reflect and to hear perspectives on resilience from within and beyond the arts and cultural sectors.

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