Harman Sagger, Head Economist for Arts, Heritage and Tourism at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), Dr John Wright from Centre for Cultural Value, and Dr Inge Hill from National Innovation Centre for Rural Enterprise and UK Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, and Andrew Knutt, a creative industries specialist from Creative Developments, are among keynote speakers that were part of a major new conference from Somerset Arts Business Cultural Alliance (SABCA).
Entitled ‘The Future of Arts & Culture in Somerset’, the conference explored the implications and changes that are happening in Somerset and in the arts and culture industry and how research and new ways of thinking can help better planning for the future. Aimed at arts and culture organisations and stakeholders and local authority councillors and officers, this event took place on Tuesday 11 October 2022 at the Creative Innovation Centre, Taunton.
Andrew Knutt chaired and organised the conference and spoke on several subjects related to the creative industries. This included outlooks and data relating to the arts and culture sector and set the theme for the day, plus Small engines of growth: Understanding creative microclusters and why mapping the sector is important.
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