Part of the Festival of Making, 14-16 June in Blackburn. Roundtable discussion in association with Creative Lancashire and the Creative Industries Federation Creative Careers Programme.

Creativity is increasingly important to our current and future generations’ ability to strive, survive and succeed in life, and in any profession – including those that we can’t yet name or describe. The case for its vital role in the development of a young person’s skills for learning, for life and work, is robust.

However, despite this, creativity and the expressive arts disciplines are the victims of ever diminishing budgets in education, and their importance is marginalised in comparison to tech, sciences and traditional subjects.

This roundtable will aim to highlight the new ideas and individuals who are responding to this crisis in often extraordinary ways, to determine a vision for STEAM and the future of creative learning. We will also explore ways to establish more advocacy for a high quality, relevant arts curriculum and opportunities for more local cultural education partnerships.

Key Contributors include:

Daniel Charny (Fixperts/From Now On)
Darren Henley OBE (Chief Executive, Arts Council England)
Dave Kirkwood – Host (Dave Kirkwood Studio)
Lucy Kennedy (National Saturday Club)
Sarah Gregory (Creative Industries Federation)

This event is FREE to attend. A limited number of audience contributor places are available on the day – please book your place in advance.

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