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Arts Development UK Conference: Arts for Life

Thursday 16th & Friday 17th October 2014

Arts Development UK have confirmed the programme for the annual ADUK conference, which this year is taking place at the WMC in Cardiff Bay on the 16th and the 17th of October 2014. The conferences offer a lively mix of keynote presentations, breakouts, study tours, skills and knowledge exchanges and discussion groups.

Delegates are encorage to 'pick and mix' to create the best conference recipe for their needs. New activities for this year incude;

  • Information takeaway case study sessions that give a flavour of the big issues
  • 'Zest for Arts': a facilitated open forum for debate and discussion
  • Training sessions this year at the conference

Speakers confirmed include Peter Stark OBE, Professor Dai Smith (Chair of Arts Council Wales), Laura H Drane, Paul Bristow (ACE), Carys Wynne (ACW), Philip Deverell (Creative Scotland), Jayne Knight (Suffolk CC), Sinéad O’Reilly (Offaly CC), Sally Staples (E Sussex CC), Lucia Masundire (Leicestershire CC), Henrietta Norton (a-n), Mike Hoskin (Dorset CC), Mark Pettit (Cabinet Office), Shonagh Ingram (Bolton at Home), Rick Bond (The Complete Works), Judy Wasdell (Wales Assembly Government), Douglas Noble (Live Music Now), Lisa Rosetti & Liz McGrady (Positive Lives) and Caroline O’Neil and Ruth Ganault (Arts Connect & RCT CBC).

For ADUK members this event is CPD Certified, offering 5 credits for every full day’s attendance in the ADUK Professional Fellowship programme.

ArtWorks, Arts Professional and a-n, the Artists Information Company are sponsoring the 2014 conference and the event is supported by Lottery funding from Arts Council Wales. For more information click here.