- Date: 16 July 2014
- Area: North
Earlier this year the Arts Council took part in a one day event looking at Higher Education Institutions (HEI) and Arts Partnerships. The Cultural Knowledge Ecology - Universities, Arts and Cultural Partnerships, hosted by Liverpool John Moores University, took place on 5 February as part of an initiative to support higher education and cultural partnerships.
The conference was attended by180 people from the higher education sector, cultural organisations and also included policy makers and funders. The keynote speech was given by Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of Universities UK, and the event was chaired by Dr David O'Brien from City University, London.
A number of discussion forums covered collaborative approaches to place making and civic responsibility; cultural partnerships, cultural value and the Research Excellence Framework; joint approaches to EU funding opportunities; creating a collaborative pathway for talent development and the alignment of arts with the STEM subjects.
The conference succeeded in stimulating debate and raising the profile of the agenda across the cultural and higher education sectors. A film taken at the conference can be seen here.