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ADUK National Seminar on Arts & Resilience 2016


The Phoenix Cinema & Arts Centre, 4 Midland St, Leicester LE1 1TG
2nd December (9.30 – 16.30)

We have now confirmed the final programme for our next national seminar, taking place in Leicester on 2nd December. Please note that you can book this year using Eventbrite if you wish to pay by credit/debit card by clicking:


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Arts & Resilience: Changes in Culture is a new ADUK national seminar looking at new ways of thinking and working to support arts development in today’s economic environment. The Arts sector continues to face big challenges.  It is more important than ever to show how we can support and further develop services for our local communities in the continuing difficult economic climate and demonstrate the continued benefit of arts development.  This national seminar will focus on resilience, using best practice case study presentations to reflect how arts can support and help develop:

  • Social change
  • Regeneration
  • Cultural Leadership
  • Inclusion

It will also demonstrate how arts development in local authorities and organisations in the cultural sector can survive and thrive and how are adapting to performing with reduced budgets and demonstrate an ability to adapt to the external environment.

The seminar will be chaired by Diana Pasek-Atkinson (Hive Business Advisor at Nottingham Trent University), Trustee and Chair of the ADUK Professional Development Working Party

Speakers so far confirmed include:

  • Peter Latchford, CEO of Black Radley
  • Jane Wilson, Chair of ADUK and Culture & Community Manager, Cambridge City Council
  • John Rance, Cheif Executive Officer of Phoenix Arts
  • Mike Hoskin, Arts Development Manager with The Arts Development Company Dorset
  • Katharine Wheeler, Creative Practitioner at The Stove Network
  • Gus Garside, national coordinator for Creative Minds, a learning disability led project that explores the relationship between the learning disability arts sector and the wider arts world, supported by Housni Hassan (DJ) – Dancer/Facilitator
  • Helen Renwick and Paul McCue: Enable (LB Wandsworth)
  • Lucy Bedford, Arts Officer &  Lallie Davis: Programme Manager for the Arts & Heritage Alliance
  • Catherine Rogers, Manager of Creative Leicestershire and Generator
  • Anne Hayes, Arts Devt Manager (Regeneration) at RCT CBC discussing ArtsConnect
  • David Chamberlain, Arts Devt Manager at Caerphilly CBC
  • Sue Isherwood and Steve Wood, who will be facilitating a leadership and resilience workshop

ADUK Members: £95 (+VAT)

ADUK Members 2 place offer: £145 (+VAT)

Non-members: £135 (+VAT)

Student/Unemployed: £45 (+VAT)