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20 June 2012

The Camden Centre, Euston Road, London WC1H 9AU

9.00am - 5.00pm

The seminar investigated the role the arts can play in economic development and the regeneration of communities in the current challenging economic climate.

The event was hosted by Arts Development UK in partnership with Arts Council England.


The seminar explored:

  • the role of arts and culture as economic anchors and drivers in cultural regeneration
  • how the wider business sector values and uses the role of arts and culture
  • practical ways of measuring and capturing the economic value of the arts and culture

These three integrated themes are designed to provide topical examples and case studies, suggest ways of understanding and communicating directly with the business sector about the economic importance of arts and culture, suggest tools to provide evidence of impact and value.

A range of national speakers discussed current themes, including strategic commissioning and tailored cultural services for local communities. Speakers included:

  • Andrea Stark, Executive Director, East and South East, Arts Council England
  • Jane Wilson, Chair of Arts Development UK and Director of Arts Development in East Cambridgeshire
  • Paul Bristow, Acting Director of Strategic Partnerships, Arts Council England
  • Mary-Alice Stack, Director of ArtCo projects, Arts Council England
  • Tom Fleming, Director of Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy
  • Alex Homfray, Senior Consultant with BOP Consulting

Further information and event materials

Download the event brochure for further information about the seminar programme.

You can read a round-up of online discussion on the day on our Storify webpage.

View the presentations from the event below or download them from our Slideshare channel: