Creative Coalition Virtual Festival | November 9-11

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Festival Programme

We have a jam-packed three days with more than 50 different events. Explore the full programme here and plan your visit.

Tuesday 1st February 2022

10:00 – 10:25

Welcome to Creative Coalition 2022

The Summit
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Welcome to Creative Coalition 2022. The Rt Hon Nadine Dorries MP opens the festival with a welcome address and discusses the power and potential of our world-leading sector.

10:30 – 11:25

Reimagining the Landscape, Resetting the Narrative

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How we can collectively reimagine our narrative, take control of our own stories and, empower and support others to take up space?

11:25 – 11:40

Performance: GAIKA

The Summit
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Musician and artist GAIKA fuses grime, dancehall, R&B, and hip-hop, with lyrics questioning political systems and social injustice.

11:40 – 12:35

Cultural Change Starts with Us

The Summit
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Join leading creative institutions as we explore the need to look within to create cross-industry impact and change.

12:40 – 13:25

Pigeonholed: Jed Mercurio

The Summit
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Our Pigeonholed series interviews some of the most ground-breaking creatives in the UK, who refuse to be put in a box.

13:25 – 13:40

Performance: KIMMYBEATBOX

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A performance by one of the UK’s top beatboxers and is a driving force of street style and culture, Kimmy.

13:40- 14:35

Art as Activism: Punks, Poets, Rebels

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Join the conversation with activists pioneering change across the creative industries.

14:35-14:50

Performance : Love Ssega

The Summit
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An electrifying and socially conscious set from musician and performance artist, Love Ssega.

14:50 – 15:45

A Case for Creativity

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Creativity is the answer to reimagining the future. It is vital to all of our lives, from our wellbeing to our economy. How can we make the case for creativity as a tool for tomorrow’s discoveries, innovations, and experiments?

15.50 – 16.00

TAICCA Showcase

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From our partners in Taiwan comes a feast on the senses – enjoy a specially curated showreel of TAICCA’s world-class talent. Brought to you by TAICCA.

Brought to you by TAICCA

16:00 – 16:55

Designing the Future: Collective Creativity in Action

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Cross-sector creativity is critical to building a better future. Join us to hear our speakers talk about the amazing projects they’re realising with hundreds of creatives from science, technology and the arts as part of UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK, and vote to decide which challenge you want them to solve.

Kim-Leigh Pontin l Digital Technologist, Creative Director, Nexus Studios

Brought to you by UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK

17:00 – 17:55

Sky Arts Hour

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An hour a day of interactive workshops, masterclasses and talks with leading creatives. Brought to you by Sky Arts. This will be a fun and relaxing session that will offer attendees tips for generating ideas, using sketchbooks and visual diaries and finding ways to retain spontaneity and humour in your work. Delivered by Ruby Elliot (a.k.a Ruby Etc.)

Brought to you by Sky Arts

18:00 – 18:55

Creative Coalition Networking

Social District
Open Access

Let yourself be seen. Connect with people, ignite fresh ideas, and find the teams to transform those ideas into opportunity.

Wednesday 2nd February 2022

08:00 – 08:55

Sky Arts In Conversation with Arts Leaders

The Factory
Open Access

09:00 – 09:55

In Conversation with Ben McOwen Wilson

The Summit
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Join Caroline Norbury in conversation with the Managing Director of YouTube to hear his visions of the future of our creative industries

10:00 – 10:55

Rethinking the Economy

The Summit
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How can we rethink and redesign our economy, our values and our investments for a fairer, more prosperous world?

10:20 – 11:15

Fundamentals of Starting a Creative Enterprise

The Factory
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The foundations of setting up your company – from protecting your IP, the key financial metrics to measure and how to fund your ambitions.

11:00 – 11:55
11:10-12:05

Freelancers in mind

The Factory
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If you are a freelancer, join us as we discuss ways to support good mental health whilst navigating your freelance career.

11:20 – 12:45

Meet the Mentors

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Join an ‘In Conversation’ event with a panel of our expert Creative Enterprise mentors. Learn what made the businesses they supported a success, the challenges and gain insight on the line between mentor and coach.

12.05 – 13.05

In conversation with the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, Sophie Howe

The Factory
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Sophie will be joined by Andrew Ogun (moderator) who will be discussing themes around diversity, cultural democracy and Sophie’s role as the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales



13:00 – 13:55

The Future Makers

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Each year 70,000 new jobs in the creative industries attract talent. Join industry change makers discuss how to pave the way for these future makers to thrive.

13:10 – 14:05

SODA Presents Breaking In

The Factory
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Calling all aspiring creatives! Join experts in guiding you to turn your creative passions and piqued interests into sustainable careers.

Brought to you by School of Digital Arts (SODA) at Manchester Metropolitan University

13:20 – 14:15

Stage, Screen & Society

The Factory
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Join us to hear about the steps we are all taking in different spaces and places to support creative freelancers in Scotland, some activity is long overdue and we are coming together to join up our approaches, share learning and create opportunities. An informal and informative session but also lots of fun, something we all need right now.

14:00 – 14:50

Breaking Down Barriers

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We’re still putting barriers in front of disabled artists and workers. How can we create better ways of working that provide equality to all.

14:10 – 15:05

Building Britain’s Creative Powerhouses of the Future

The Factory
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How can homegrown creators capitalise on international opportunities? Let’s talk investment, business models, embracing technological change!

14.50 – 15.00

Performance : An Eye For An Eye For An Eye

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Ellen Renton reads poems about ableism, albinism, and disabled joy from her pamphlet An Eye For An Eye For An Eye.

14:20 – 15:15

Meet the Money

The Factory
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Are you looking for the funds to take your project to the next level? Investors, grant givers, and sponsors will reveal all.

15:00 – 15:55

Black Lives Matter, What Next?

The Summit
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Black Lives Matter shone a light on institutional racism, how can we now sustain meaningful change in the creative sector?

15:10 – 16:05
15:20 – 16:15

Regional Impact Investing

The Factory
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This session will be themed on ‘Regional Impact Investing’ with a special focus on the north / north-east, featuring a 5-member panel which will include Creative UK Investment Managers, regional focus investors, and a spotlighted company.

Chris Hill | CEO, Northcoders

Jordan Dargue | Investment Director, North Invest, Fund Her North

Matt Browning | Investment Manager, Creative UK

Richard Charney | Investment Manager, Northstar Ventures

Brought to you by Investment Team – Creative Growth Finance

16:00 – 16:55

Eradicating Bullying & Harassment

The Summit
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We explore why bullying and harassment is still so prevalent across the creative industries. What are its impacts? How we can eliminate it?

16:10 – 17:05

Investing in the UK’s Future Workforce; Why Creativity Matters

The Factory
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How can we better evidence the value in creative skills, in both the creative industries sectors and beyond, and make a stronger case for investment?

16:20 – 17:45

From Solid Foundations to a Starling Exit

The Factory
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Want to scale up your enterprise? Look no further – we’ll cover recruitment, company culture, and diversifying income routes.

17:00 – 17:55

Sky Arts Hour

The Summit
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Join Sky Arts each day for an interactive hour of workshops, masterclasses and talks with leading creatives.

18:00-18:45

Rt Hon Keir Starmer MP

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Join the Rt Hon Keir Starmer MP for a keynote address on his vision for the future of the creative industries.

19:00 – 19:55

Crew Night Quiz: The Ultimate Film & TV Quiz

The Summit
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So you think you know your film and tv trivia? Want to win some fantastic prizes? Join us to battle your way to victory! Come share your film quiz victory or swap fun screen facts in the Crew Night Quiz Networking

19:55 – 20.25

Crew Night Quiz Networking

Social District
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Come share your film quiz victory or swap fun screen facts in the Crew Night Quiz Networking!

Thursday 3rd February 2022

09:00 – 09:55

Designing a Greener Future

The Summit
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Creativity will design a greener future for everyone by imagining a world that does not yet exist. The big questions – how, and when? Here.

09:00 – 10:00

Atlas Cymru

The Factory
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Putting the creative industries on the map – Introducing the Creative Economy Atlas Cymru

10:00 – 10:55

Culture and the Climate Emergency

The Summit
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Streamed from the Rainforest Biome at Eden Project, Cornwall, explore how leading Creative Practitioners approach making work about the Climate Emergency

10:10 – 11:05

Culture at the Heart of South Yorkshire

The Factory
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What does that mean? Join this dynamic discussion to add your voice to how we can harness the full potential of the region’s creative Sector.
 

11:00 – 11:55

In Conversation with Michaela Strachan

The Summit
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From musical theatre to presenting TV – join us as we uncover how Michaela’s colourful career has led her to a passion in conservation.

11:10 – 12:05

How can culture engineer the levelling-up agenda?

The Factory
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What interventions, partnerships and investments are required to lay the ground for a thriving cultural centre in regional towns and cities?

11:10 – 12:05

Place and Purpose

The Factory
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Place and purpose: Creating games with social and commercial impacts and what that means for the UK Games Fund and Cornwall Games.

12.00 – 12.55

Engines of Change? The Future of Screen Technologies

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This session goes to the cutting edge of creativity to see how a new generation of technologies from gaming and VR are transforming the way we make things. The session focuses on advances in screen technologies industries and asks how these are changing how we tell stories, are transforming the audience experience, and altering the economics of theatre and film.

12:10 – 13:05

Big In The West Midlands: Putting Regional Creativity Into Major Cultural Events

The Factory
Open Access

Showcasing the innovative cross-sector projects born out of the West Midlands – inspiration for creative SMEs experimenting with new tech.

12:10 – 13:05

Why does the ‘metaverse’ matter to art and culture?

The Factory
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The metaverse represents ongoing shifts in digital infrastructure. But how does it impact artists and cultural institutions, and how do we actively engage with it?

13:00 – 13:55

Creativity, The Creator Economy and TikTok

The Summit
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TikTok’s Rich Waterworth in conversation with Dazed Media’s Ahmad Swaid about the future of the creative sector in the UK and TikTok’s role within it.


Ahmad Swaid | Head of Content, Dazed Media.

Brought to you by Tik Tok

13:10 – 14:05

Virtual and Immersive Futures

The Factory
Open Access

 
About the team: 👾 ☕️ 💻 This event is part of the Tea and Tech program a community of technologists dedicated to exploring how XR and new technologies can support businesses in Cornwall. 

14:00 – 14:55

Democratisation of Culture?

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Digital technologies are revolutionising the creative industries – bridging barriers and broadening opportunities for the next generation.

Brought to you by the Cultural Development Fund Network

14:10- 15:05

Engaging with Sustainability On Screen

The Factory
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An exploration of how the BBC and other broadcasters are working with production companies to engage with sustainability across fact and fiction. Led by Gaby Hornsby with members of the Cornish TV and Film industry. – another Planet focused session.





15:00 – 15:55

Explore the Immersive World of Virtual Production

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This session will introduce you to the world of virtual production and explore how the technology can transform content production in the creative industries. Following an introduction on virtual production, Jim Farmery (XPLOR’s Development Director) will lead a panel discussion with leaders and innovators in the virtual production field. This session is hosted by XPLOR in their brand-new Centre for Virtual Production. Based on Production Park in Yorkshire, XPLOR is the world’s first research and innovation centre for entertainment technology and production. Production Park is a campus where industry, education and innovation come together in the creation of live experiences. 

15:10 – 15:30

Staying Motivated

The Factory
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Explore your creative motivations with Sharath Jeevan, author of Intrinsic, a manifesto to reignite our inner drive.

15:30 – 16:30

The Writer’s Room

The Factory
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Session explores the principles, practise and culture of the writer’s room in TV development from the US to the UK.

16:00 – 16:55

NFTs On Screen

The Summit
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NFTs and their future as a new way to finance, distribute and monetise your screen projects.

16:00-17:00

Shaping the Sector Vision

The Factory
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What does the future of the creative industries look like? Have your say in this unique opportunity to join Minister Lopez in discussion with industry leaders.

17:00 – 17:55

Sky Arts Hour

The Summit
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Join Sky Arts each day for an interactive hour of workshops, masterclasses and talks with leading creatives

17:00 – 18:00

Complicite Film Screening

The Factory
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Why don’t we talk about it? Fehinti Balogun and Complicité ask this urgent question, a vital new digital performance about the climate catastrophe, sharing his personal journey into the biggest challenge of our times.

17:55 – 18:00

Festival Closing

The Summit
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18:00 – 18:55

Creative Coalition Networking

Social District
Open Access

Let yourself be seen. Connect with people, ignite fresh ideas, and find the teams to transform those ideas into opportunity.