Creatives and Cuts – the Big Leeds Debate

Yorkshire has experienced the fastest growth in employment than any other region, however …

With all these cuts and changes what next?

  • Arts Council – 29.6% cuts over three years
  • Design Council – made a charity
  • Film Council – scrapped
  • NESTA – made a charity
  • Higher Education – 40% cuts over four years
  • Yorkshire Forward – scrapped
  • Local Councils – 28% cuts over three years
  • Business Link – scrapped
  • Almost 200 quangos – scrapped

What does all this mean for the future of the Creative, Cultural and Digital industries of Yorkshire?

‘Creative Networks’ has pulled together a senior-level panel to discuss exactly that.

Confirmed speakers include:

Sally Joynson – Chief Executive of Screen Yorkshire

Cluny Macpherson – Regional Director of Arts Council

Cllr. Adam Ogilvie – Chair of Leeds Cultural Partnership

Katie Stewart – Leeds City Region (Local Enterprise Partnership)

This event will be of vital interest to anyone working within or across the creative and cultural sectors in Yorkshire today. Short presentations followed by an open Q&A session

**Thursday, 25th November 2010**

6pm – Registration & Hot Food

7pm – News & Pitches

7.15pm – The Big Debate

8.30 til late – Networking in the Café Bar

Leeds College of Art, Blenheim Walk, LS2 9AQ

This event is free to creative, digital and cultural industry professionals.

If you would like to join us, please contact Creative Networks on 01422 399444

or email Bridget at

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