The Big Social: Creative and Cultural Industries

15-Sep-2015 - 15-Sep-2015


Time: 11:00 - 15:00
Location: The Forge, Teesside University, Vicarage Road, Darlington, DL1 1JW
If you have any queries about this event please contact Nazia Ali at: or call: 01642 384553.

The Big Social: Creative and Cultural Industries


If you want to hear more about ground breaking cultural projects and meet and network with cultural practitioners and social entrepreneurs, The Big Social could be for you. It’s a great opportunity for established and up and coming social enterprises, and of course anyone thinking of setting up a social enterprise, to gain invaluable insights into support, funding and investment opportunities.

Confirmed speakers include:

Fran Sanderson, fund manager from NESTA Arts Impact Fund. Fran will share how the Arts Impact Fund, a multi-million pound initiative, is set up to provide social investment opportunities for arts organisations.

Gillian Easson, Director, Creative Dundee - Gillian will discuss how Creative Dundee - an innovative and relevant social enterprise with a financially sustainable business model - helped develop a strong creative community.

Jane Tarr, Director, Arts Council England - Jane will discuss how social enterprise supports the development of a thriving and sustainable cultural sector in the region.

Anne Bonnar, Director, Bonnar Keenlyside - Anne will share her research project findings on how best we can deliver support for social entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural sectors in the Tees Valley.

Stella Hall, Festival Director, Festival of Thrift - The Festival of Thrift launched in 2013 in Darlington attracts over 40,000 visitors – hear how it’s establishing itself as a sustainable social enterprise.

Peter Ptashko, Partnership and Support Manager, UnLtd - Peter will provide an overview of the SEE Change programme, its outcomes and the future of the social economy.

Your invitation includes lunch and refreshments.
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