NEWS FLASH - Philippe Kern of KEA Associates (the top European consultancy on creative industries in Brussels) and Andy Pratt from Kings College London will be Keynote Speakers at this event.
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This conference is very much open to people who do not want to give a paper; if you want to attend please contact Jenny Hasenfuss below; although fees still apply.
The proposed conference follows on from ongoing discussions and partnership development with Beijing International Studies University (BISU) around establishing an international Forum with a focus on the creative and cultural industries. The 2nd International Cultural Trade Forum was hosted by BISU in June 2011 and was attended by four representatives funded by HaSS, one each from APL, GPS, NUBS and SACs. Newcastle University now has the opportunity to host the 3rd International Cultural Trade Forum While the theme for the 2012 event differs from the first two, the idea of bringing together academics, practitioners in and administrators of the creative and cultural industries, government officials and private sector representatives that have an interest in these industries and social renewal remains the key reason for hosting the forum.
The creative industries and the creative business sector are increasingly recognized by policy makers and governments around the world as vitally important to the regeneration and economic growth of regions and whole nations. As such the creative industries are also influential in the production of contemporary culture and cultural artefacts of many kinds from films and electronic games to tourism and leisure, landscape, urban design and heritage management to imagined futures and packaged pasts. The creative industries will contribute enormously to the regeneration of formerly industrialized societies but will surely produce their own dysfunction, their own crises of identity and space and their own domains of political contestation. As such, strategists, policy makers, managers, and entrepreneurs all need to better understand creativity’s core ingredients to recognise both its rewards and its limitations in promoting social renewal and regeneration.
The forum provides Newcastle University with an outstanding opportunity to fulfil its civic university mandate by bringing together a range of different individuals and organizations from across the North East of England together with our partners from Beijing to discuss the part the creative economy plays in social renewal here and to foster and mediate new international partnerships in the creative industries. With entrepreneurialism providing one solution to the current crisis in employment for Newcastle University graduates, the forum will also provide the opportunity for our students to learn from successful creative industries practitioners about how to fashion a future in the rich diversity that is the creative economy.
Aims and Objectives:
Who Should Participate?
Anxieties of Renewal: Imagined Utopias
Artefacts and Mediums of Renewal: Arts, Popular Culture and Design
Creative and cultural industries in regionalism and Social Renewal
Creativity and cultural trade: key factors in bolstering the industry
Creativity, Passion and Entrepreneurship
Cultural Heritage as a Driver of the Creative Economy
Globalisation on Creative Industries: Case Studies
Local, Regional and National Governments and Universities in Social Renewal and the Creative Clusters
Projecting Change: Branding, Soft Power and the Post-Industrial Future of North East England
Reform within the culture industry in China: key challenges and issues
Rise of Digital Industries: Entrepreneurialism in the New Creative Industries
Panel Session 1: Anxieties of Renewal: Imagined Utopias
Panel Session 2: Artefacts and Mediums of Renewal: Arts, Popular Culture and Design
Panel Session 3: Creative and cultural industries in regionalism and Social Renewal
Panel Session 4: Creativity and cultural trade: key factors in bolstering the industry
Panel Session 5: Creativity, Passion and Entrepreneurship
Panel Session 6: Cultural Heritage as a Driver of the Creative Economy
Panel Session 7: Globalisation on Creative Industries: Case Studies
Panel Session 8: Local, Regional and National Governments and Universities in Social Renewal and the Creative Clusters
Panel Session 9: Projecting Change: Branding, Soft Power and the Post-Industrial Future of NorthEast England
Panel Session 10: Reform within the culture industry in China: key challenges and issues
Panel Session 11: Rise of Digital Industries: Entrepreneurialism in the New Creative Industries
Philippe Kern lecture powerpoint - Towards a Creative Europe
Prof. Andy Pratt "The Cultural Contraditions of the Creative City"