Cardiff: Creative Capital Symposium

Cardiff: Creative Capital: A symposium exploring what makes a creative city.

Thursday 8 December, 10am – 4pm
Hadyn Ellis Building, Cardiff University, Maindy Road, Cardiff. CF24 4HR.

Insights from the first year of Creative Cardiff – including their mapping of the city – alongside the themes and trends emerging from wider research.

There is a growing awareness of the importance of the creative economy, not only in its contribution to people’s quality of life but as a distinctive segment of the economy in its own right. Evidence from various sources confirms intuitive impressions of Cardiff as a creative city, with a significant cultural sector that is not only part of the fabric of life in the city but a cornerstone of its economy. At Creative Cardiff, they have begun the process of mapping Cardiff’s creative economy. This work sits alongside the establishment of the Creative Cardiff Network, established in October 2015.

Keynote Speaker: Hasan Bakshi, Director of Creative Economy in Policy and Research, Nesta
Chair: Professor Ian Hargreaves, Chair of Digital Economy, Cardiff University.
Speaker: Professor Justin Lewis, School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies, Cardiff University

Full programme of speakers to follow. Please email to RSVP: CreativeCardiff@cardiff.ac.uk