Free webinar | Creative Levelling Up (Thu 9 June 2022)

As levelling up funding becomes available, find out how councils can use this money to build back creatively.

Levelling-up is turning from a policy into reality - the Levelling Up Fund (Round 2) and the UK Shared Prosperity Fund are both open for bids and local authorities are deciding their investment plans and priorities. The new DCMS Create Growth Programme is also set to open imminently. How can councils best apply to these funds and use them to boost their local creative economies?

Evidence shows that supporting your local creative industries is a great way to boost your local economy, creating good new jobs that people want and which create other jobs in their wake.

To find out how these government funding streams can best be used to level up creatively join this free webinar from The Audience Agency and the Creative Industries Council.

Chaired by:
Patrick Towell, Innovation Director of The Audience Agency

Speakers will include:
Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chair of the Creative Industries Council
Emma Wilcox, and Alice Heggie, Creative Estuary and Sarah Novotny, Growth Company, who have created innovative skills development programmes with councils in Kent and Essex, as well as Greater Manchester Combined Authority
Professor Andrew Chitty, UKRI, Professor Stephen Russell, Leeds Future Fashion Factory, Professor Paul Moore, Future Screens NI and Professor Justin Lewis, CLWSTWR on the benefits for councils on supporting innovation clusters
Bill Boler Partnerships Director at West London Business for the Hounslow Creative Enterprise Zone, Marcus Harris-Noble Croydon Creative Enterprise Zone Manager and Zach Wilcox, Arup on how to build support for the creative economy into your master planning process supported by case studies from the Towns Fund
Speakers from Arts Council England, The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England on their emerging place-based strategies
Speakers from DCMS and DHLUC

Find out more and book your free place