Book your place for the seminar Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil) on May 1st at Queen Mary University of London.

Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil) brings together research, policy and industry perspectives to explore the role of exchange in creative economy businesses and its impact on the sector. Particular focus will be given to new research and policy drawn from recent UK-Brazil collaboration and exchanges led or facilitated by the British Council, Network and People’s Palace Projects.

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  • 9.30: Registration
  • 10.00 to 10.20: Welcome: Colin Bailey, Principal, Queen Mary University of London, and Martin Dowle, Director, British Council, Brazil
  • 10.20 to 11.35 Keynote speeches
    • Eduardo Saron, Director, Instituto Cultural Itaú
    • Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Campus London, Google
    • Chair: John Newbigin; Director, Creative England

11.35 to 11.45: Tea Break

  • 11.45 to 13.15 Roundtable: Making Policy Work: local, regional and international perspectives on how policy in the creative industries can stimulate socio-economic development
    • Aline Cardoso, Secretary of Work and Entrepreneurship, Mayor of São Paulo
    • Andrea Stark, Director of Employment, Skills and Culture, Islington Council (TBC)
    • Samenua Sesher, Creative, Culture Management Consultant and Coach
    • Paul Brickell, Executive Director of Regenerations and Community Partnerships, London Legacy Development Corporation
    • Lucy Oliver-Harrison, former Executive Director, The Yard Theatre
    • Chair: Ben Rogers, Director, The Centre for London

13.15 to 14.15: LUNCH

  • 14.15 to 15.15 UK/Brazil Youth Creative and Social Entrepreneur programmes (Newton): BC London Arts
    • Vanessa Fagá Rocha, Manager, SEBRAE, State of Alagoas
    • Kdu dos Anjos, Entrepreneur, SEBRAE, State of Minas Gerais
    • Ana Clévia Guerreiro, Manager, SEBRAE Nacional
    • Jorge Fernandes Carneiro, Entrepreneur, SEBRAE, State of Pernambuco
    • José Carlos Aronchi, Manager, SEBRAE, State of São Paulo
    • Chair: Tom Fleming, Director, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy
  • 15.15 to 16.15 Relative Values: an artist-led model for development of cultural and creative entrepreneurship in communities
    • Liz Moreton, Head of Creativity and Social Change
    • Matt Fenton, Director, Contact Theatre
    • Isabella Porto, Director of Arts and Culture, Redes da Maré
    • Marcus Vinicius Faustini, Founder and Director, Agência das Redes para a Juventude
    • Leandro Valiati, Visiting Professor of the Economy of Culture, QMUL and Director of NECCULT/UFRGS
    • Chair: Paul Heritage, Artistic Director, People’s Palace Projects

16.15 to 16.30: Tea Break

  • 16.30 to 17.30 Relative Values: a toolkit for assessing the socio-economic impact of arts initiatives in the urban territories subject to multiple stress factors
    • Leandro Valiati
    • Mariana Steffen, Research Assistants Coordinator, Creative and Cultural Economy Study Centre (NECCULT/UFRGS)
    • André Piza, Research Assistant, People’s Palace Projects
    • Chair: Paul Heritage

17.30 to 19.00: RECEPTION

Launch of Network, Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy

  • Morag Shiach, Director, Network
  • Tarek Virani, Deputy Director, Network

Welcome to Leandro Valiati, Visiting Professor of the Economy of Culture, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London

  • Warren Boutcher, Head of School of English and Drama, QMUL