What does the future look like for the creative and cultural industries?

Great set of photos of the speakers, panellists and guests at the Future Skills Festival ‘Question Time’ which took place at Portsmouth Business School on 20 June 2011. Photography by Mike Cooter

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Future Skills: ‘Question Time’

With: John Newbigin (Creative England), Mark Eyles (TIGA), Jon Pratty (Arts Council England), Tom Perkins (Custom Studio)

Date: Monday 20 June 2011
Time: 6.30pm-9pm
Venue: University of Portsmouth Business School (PO1 3DE)
Tickets: £25

What does the future really look like for the creative and cultural industries?

The Future Skills Festival will launch with a live panel discussion and Q&A featuring creative industries experts, led by keynote speaker John Newbigin, Chair of Creative England.

John Newbigin is a freelance cultural entrepreneur and writer. He is currently the Chair of Creative England and of the cultural online publisher Culture24. As Special Advisor to the Minister for Culture, the Rt Hon Chris Smith MP, he was closely involved in developing the UK government’s first policies for the creative industries. He was Head of Corporate Relations for Channel 4 Television and executive assistant to Lord Puttnam as the Chair of the film company, Enigma Productions. Wired magazine lists John as one the UK’s hundred top ‘digital power-brokers’.

The panel will be chaired by Tom Perkins designer, developer and Director of Custom Studio and will include Mark Eyles, Educational Advisor to TIGA, the trade association for the UK games industry and Principle Lecturer in Creative Technologies at the University of Portsmouth; and Jon Pratty, journalist, digital publishing consultant and Digital and Creative Economy Relationship Manager at Arts Council England South East.

Further panelists to be announced.

The highly subsidised fee for this special event is just £25 per person. Advance booking is essential as numbers are strictly limited. Tickets can be booked and paid for via the University of Portsmouth Online Store.

The event will take place in a modern, fully equipped and accessible lecture theatre at the University of Portsmouth Business School on Portland Street in Portsmouth. Map and directions

For further information email cibas@port.ac.uk or call 023 9284 6232

This event is supported by the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries at the University of Portsmouth and is part of the Future Skills Festival which takes place in Portsmouth through June and July 2011. The Festival is presented by Cibas, the creative industries business and skills development agency based at the University of Portsmouth.

Future Skills Festival: Full Schedule of Events



Monday 20 June, 6.30pm-9.30pm
Future Skills ‘Question Time’
What does the future really look like for the creative and cultural industries? A live Q&A with an expert panel including John Newbigin, Chair of Creative England (www.creativeengland.co.uk)
Venue: University of Portsmouth Business School
Tickets: £25

Thursday 23 June, 6.30pm-9pm
The Art of Blogging and Social Media
Exploring the art of online self-promotion through blogs and social media - with writer/publisher, Alison Baverstock (www.alisonbaverstock.com) and writer/photographer, Yemisi Blake (www.yemisiblake.squarespace.com)
Venue: University of Portsmouth School of Art Design And Media
Tickets: £15

Tuesday 28 June, 1pm-4.30pm
Time Management for Creative People
How to manage the mundane so that you can create the extraordinary - with poet, blogger and creative business coach, Mark McGuinness (www.wishfulthinking.co.uk)
Venue: University of Portsmouth Library
Tickets: £20

Thursday 30 June, 10.30am-12.30pm
IP and the Internet
Learn how to share and protect your creative work - your Intellectual Property - online with and confidence from Silvia Baumgart, Project Coordinator for Own It, the creative IP advice service (www.own-it.org)
Venue: Portsmouth Technopole
Tickets: £15

Tuesday 5 July, 1pm-4.30pm
Build your Digital Toolkit
How apps, online resources and new media can help you to manage a successful creative career - with social entrepreneur, digital wellbeing consultant, trainer and blogger, Sinead Mac Manus (www.eightfold.org)
University of Portsmouth Library
Tickets: £20

Tuesday 12 July, 1pm-4.30pm
The Art of Freeranging
An introduction to ‘freeranging’ and how you can build the dynamic and diverse, creative career that you really want - with consultant, producer and fulfilled Freeranger, James Byford (www.flavors.me/rockjimford)
University of Portsmouth Library
Tickets: £20

Thursday 14 July, 1pm-4.30pm
Upgrade Yourself: Smarter Working for a Digital Age
How to maintain creative focus and flow in the digital age - with social entrepreneur, digital wellbeing consultant, trainer and blogger, Sinead Mac Manus (www.eightfold.org)
University of Portsmouth Library
Tickets: £20

Book and pay for tickets online via the University of Portsmouth Online Store