Save the date: 17-18 November 2021
Booking opens soon
An online conference sharing and discussing insights and implications from our national research programme
How has the pandemic changed the cultural sector over the last 18 months? To what extent have the ways we produce, engage with and support culture been impacted? Has the crisis pushed the sector forward through adaptation and innovation, or made it more deeply entrenched in its existing inequalities? What does this mean for the future of the sector?
Join us online on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 November for two days of exchange and connection as we share findings and insights from fifteen months of research. We’ll consider the implications for the short and long-term health of the cultural sector and discuss how together we can create a more equitable and sustainable future.
With leading contributors from across the cultural and academic sectors, Covid-19: Changing Culture? will offer you various ways to engage: tackling big topics at plenary sessions on the main stage, focused discussions at our roundtables, opportunities for networking, and virtual booths to explore our research at your own pace. All with the opportunity for interaction, creativity and contribution.
Who’s it for?
If you’re a cultural practitioner, programmer or leader, policymaker, funder or researcher, there’s a space for you to be informed, energised and heard. Your contributions to the conference will help to shape our final research report and recommendations.
What else do I need to know?
This conference will present findings from a national research programme led by the Centre for Cultural Value in collaboration with the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre and The Audience Agency. This project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) through UK Research and Innovation’s COVID-19 rapid rolling call.
Our full programme of sessions, speakers and spaces will be released in the coming weeks. To be kept up to date with conference schedule releases, as well as the latest findings from our Covid-19 research project, follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn or sign up to our newsletter.
Tickets will cost £25 with limited free places available for freelance cultural practitioners. You’ll be able to apply for a free place via an online form when tickets are launched. Tickets will be released at the end of September.
We want to make the conference a positive experience for all participants. If you have access needs please let us know in advance, or at the time of booking at firstname.lastname@example.org
Live transcription by a Palantypist (Speech to Text Reporter) will be provided for the main plenary sessions. Transcription will be available on Airmeet captions, and on StreamText.net.
If you will be using transcription to access the session or have any other accessibility requirements, please let us know in the booking form.