Monday, 28 March 2011

Cr8net Conference

Esther Freeman, Art & Craft Manager participated in Cr8net Conference on the 24th March.

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Cr8net was put on by CIDA, the Cultural Industries Development Agency. CIDA is the leading specialist support organisation for the grassroots creative and cultural sector in London. They have supported thousands of creative individuals, businesses and arts organisations since their inception in 1999 by providing information, business support, professional development training, networking & showcasing opportunities and by commissioning new work.

Cr8net aims to set the tone for a renewed relationship between Government and creative industries support agencies like CIDA, highlighting the importance of creative minds supporting creative minds to the Big Society and the economy”. Toks Majek-Akisanya, CIDA’s Head of Operations.

Cr8net was a conference for the creative industries especially for those whose role it is to support and develop others. Cr8net brought together leaders in the sector from across the globe to discuss the pressure points of the industry.

The one-day conference gathered together significant of industry practitioners, policy makers and businesses and took place in the prestigious Royal Institution of Great Britain in Mayfair.

The panel addressed delegates and we debated a variety of key topics including:The event was a great success, with lively debate and networking from our delegates and speakers. Twitter ( for more news and updates.
  • Creative entrepreneurship and new business models for the sector
  • Unlocking talent and the IP Review: to protect and serve
  • Big Society and creativity: expectations and opportunities
  • Creative support agencies: are we still relevant?

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