Creative Fuse Conference 2022

Creative Fuse Conference 2022

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Mark the dates in your diary – the Creative Fuse Conference returns the 14th and 15th of September!

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Wednesday 14th SeptemberMiddlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough , including drinks reception at MIMA

Thursday 15th SeptemberCity Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Our 2022 Creative Fuse North East Conference opens in the heart of Middlesbrough and continues in Newcastle for day two. Both days bring together businesses, creative practitioners, and expertise from the region’s five universities to support the vibrant, dynamic, and fast-growing Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) sector.

The conference will be an opportunity to hear from key note speakers, take part in workshops and explorative discussion, and enjoy performances and exhibitions.

As you would expect from Creative Fuse, we will explore the impact and role of creativity in the region, economy and society, and how we can be more sustainable in a changing world.

This will include creative places, levelling up, co-creation and collaboration, and how creativity can shape identity and innovation.

We are delighted to be hosting a drinks reception at MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) as part of the first day of the Creative Fuse conference. The drinks reception will launch the School of Arts and Creative Industries at MIMA and give attendees the opportunity to view the art gallery.

Throughout the conference, we will be exploring themes surrounding Spaces, Places and Creativity. The below is an indication of which themes we will be exploring on which days of the conference. Please note this may be subject to change whilst the agenda is being finalised.

Wednesday 14th September – Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough

  • Creative Places, the Urban, the Rural, and Levelling-Up
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Creative Industries and Internationalisation
  • Evaluation in the Cultural and Creative Sectors
  • Drinks reception and Launch of the School of Arts and Creative Industries at MIMA/ Teesside University

Thursday 15th September – City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Re-thinking temporary, pop-up and ‘meanwhile’ spaces
  • Knowledge Exchange in the Creative Industries
  • Creative Industries and Public Funding
  • Understanding the Complexity of Arts-Tech Fusion: What have we learned?
  • Final Panel: Creativity from Crisis

We are currently seeking (but are not limited to) proposals for presentations, papers, workshops, or performances that fit within the above themes, surrounding Spaces, Places and Creativity. For further information, please visit: CFNE Call For Papers and Proposals.

The full agenda will be released in the coming weeks.

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