Lunchtime workshop on Plymouth's City of Culture bid
The Creative Network has announced it is organising a lunchtime workshop for creative companies which will focus on the Plymouth City of Culture bid. This free event is being held in association with the National Skills Academy Network Creative & Cultural and Design South West at Plymouth University on Tuesday 26th February.
The City of Culture status would bring a range of top national events such as the Brits, BBC Sports Personality of the Year and the Turner Prize to Plymouth, and it would provide a programme of high-quality events, performances and exhibitions that could attract a huge audience.
This special Creative Network lunch will give people working in the creative sector a chance to learn about Plymouth's bid to become the UK City of Culture in 2017. Attendees will be able to hear from Tracey Guiry, the Executive Lead for Plymouth City of Culture, and there will be an opportunity to discuss:
• how digital technology can be used within the programme and to maximise participation
• how the programme can increase engagement in education, training and employment particularly amongst young people;
• how the programme can promote the creative industries and drive economic growth.
Tracey Guiry, who is leading the bidding process on behalf of Plymouth Culture Board said “There is a great, positive buzz around the City about Plymouth’s bid for the City of Culture 2017, and this event is the first of a series of conversations we are having with practitioners and groups across the city who would like to get involved. The creative industries play a huge part in the cultural development of the city, and we want to explore the impact and potential this competition will have in the long term success of Plymouth”.
The Creative Network brings together creative practitioners involved in a number of sector networks including ArtsMatrix, Designed in Devon, Formation Zone, Media Innovation Network, and Plymouth Music Forum. For people working in Media, Design, Music, Theatre, Arts and other areas of the creative industries the City of Culture award could have a big impact on their work and businesses and during the session there will also be a chance to hear about the new National Skills Academy Network Creative & Cultural from the Design South West Skills Ambassador Matt Desmier.
Karen Stockdale, one of the organisers of the event, said “This is a great opportunity for people working in the Creative Industries to have input their ideas for the City of Culture bid. It’s also a chance to get our networks together and to start working towards some ambitious plans for the city of Plymouth.”
To register to attend the event go to: www.mediainnovationnetwork.com or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01752 346530