CDF Symposium: Re-Imagining Place – Full Programme
We are delighted to announce the full programme for the Cultural Development Fund (CDF) Symposium, Re-Imagining Place: Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Through Culture.
Re-imagining Place marks the culmination of the five first round Cultural Development Fund (CDF) projects and offers opportunities to celebrate, share learning, connect and be inspired by those projects in Grimsby, Plymouth, Thames Estuary, Wakefield and Worcester.
This event brings together policymakers in national and local government, academics, researchers, the creative sector and leading cultural organisations to explore the theme of sustainable and inclusive growth through culture.
Venue: The Guildhall Worcester
Thursday 9th March 2023, 9:30am – 4:30pm
Places are limited and registration is essential. Click for more information / registration.
By registering, you will be joining funders, policymakers, peers and practitioners from organisations including:
Arts Council England, Arup, Creative PEC, DCMS, Ebbsfleet Development Corporation, Emergency Exit Arts, English Heritage, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Steer-ED, UN-habitat, several leading universities and 18 local authorities across the length and breadth of England.
Speakers and Agenda
|9:30am – 10am.||Registration||Tea, coffee and morning pastries will be provided|
|10am – 10:05am||Introduction||Jason Jones-Hall (Event MC), Director of Development, Five10Twelve / CDF Network|
|10:05am – 10:15am||Welcome||Cllr Adrian Gregson, Mayor of Worcester|
|10:15am – 10:25am||Introduction to CDF Round 1 Projects||Paul Bristow, Director Policy and Partnerships, Arts Council England|
|10:25am – 10:30am||Film1||Short film highlighting one of the five first round CDF projects|
|10:30am -11:25am||Panel 1: Capital Projects||Sara Turnbull (Chair), Director, WorkWild|
Ben Cook, Service Manager, Culture, Wakefield Council
Shane Flynn, Corporate Director, Finance and Resources, Worcester City Council
Lindsey Hall, CEO Real Ideas
Annabel McCourt, Independent Artist
|11:25am -11:30am||Film 2||Short film highlighting one of the five first round CDF projects|
|11:30am – 12:25pm||Panel 2: Activating Spaces||Tracey Sage (Chair), Sage Culture|
Natalie Adams, Joint CEO, Trigger
Thea Behrman, Senior Project Manager, Estuary Festival, Metal Culture
David Edmunds, Festivals Director, The Arches Worcester Festivals
James Trowsdale, Strategic Lead for Culture, NE Lincs Council
|12:25pm – 12:30pm||Film 3||Short film highlighting one of the five first round CDF projects|
|12:30pm – 1:30pm||Lunch||Sandwiches, finger buffet selection, tea, coffee|
|1:30pm – 1:35pm||Film 4||Short film highlighting one of the five first round CDF projects|
|1:35pm – 2:30pm||Panel 3: Developing People, Businesses and Communities||Paul Bristow (Chair), Arts Council England|
Chris Bennewith, Executive Dean, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business, University of Plymouth
Steven Dobson, Associate Professor, University of Leeds
Alice Heggie, Skills Development Manager, Creative Estuary
Jabba Riaz, Chair, Worcester Mela
|2:30pm – 2:35pm||Film 5||Short film highlighting one of the five first round CDF projects|
|2:35pm – 3:30pm||Panel 4: Legacy and Sustainability||Emma Wilcox (Chair), Director, Creative Estuary|
Lisa February/Matt Gray, Directors, Lowercase Theatre
Emma Hanes, Deputy Head, Steer-ED
Julie Russell, Service Director, Arts and Culture, Wakefield Council
|3:30pm – 3:45pm||Closing Statements and Actions||Jason Jones-Hall|
|3:45pm – 4:30pm||Networking / Refreshments||Tea, coffee, soft drinks and cake|
CDF Networking Event
For those staying in Worcester on the night of 8th March, there will be an opportunity to join the Cultural Development Fund (CDF) Network and partners as we celebrate the completion of the first round CDF projects at The Arches, Worcester, just a short walk from Worcester’s Foregate Street station and High Street, on Wednesday 8th March, 6pm-8pm.
This informal early evening event has been timed to coincide with the Re-Imagining Place symposium, which will be held at Worcester’s Guildhall on the following day.
Activities and networking opportunities at the evening event include:
- Meet the five first round CDF project teams from Creative Estuary, Grimsby, Plymouth, Wakefield and Worcester at Arch 27
- Visit a special exhibition celebrating the Arches Worcester Festivals at Artery Gallery, Arch 28
- Network with other symposium speakers and attendees, including funders, project partners and the 7 second round CDF projects from across England
Nearby food options are available at the Arches, including The Burger Shop (Arch 46) and Maneki Ramen (Arch 44). Or, for alternative follow-on entertainment, why not visit The Arch Rivals Micropub or try your hand at urban axe throwing at Axe Junkies?
This CDF Networking event is free to attend and no registration is required.