News: Future Britain: Arts leading the way

Tuesday 28 April 2009

The National Campaign for the Arts is organising a national cross-sector conference to look at the role of the arts in the current economic climate. *Future Britain: Arts leading the way* takes place on Monday 15 June, from 10.00am – 4.00pm, at TATE Britain.

The day will centre around three panel debates which deal with different aspects of the arts today, from the importance of meaningful dialogue with politicians, opinion formers and the public to building a stronger, more resilient arts sector. The sessions will be chaired by Dame Joan Bakewell, writer, broadcaster and NCA Chair; Sir John Tusa, Chair of the Clore Leadership Programme and Tim Joss, author of New Flow and Director of the Rayne Foundation.

The day will conclude with a keynote speech from NCA President, Lord Melvyn Bragg. Other confirmed speakers include Hasan Bakhshi, Research Director at NESTA; Julia Fawcett, Chief Executive of The Lowry; Gerri Morris, Founder of Morris Hargreaves McIntyre; and Kerry Michael, Artistic Director of Theatre Royal Stratford.

*Future Britain* is open to anyone with an interest in the arts, including Chief Executives, Artistic Directors and communications specialists working in dance, visual arts, music and theatre. Some tickets at a special concessionary rate have been provided for students interested in the development of the cultural sector.

Tickets booked before 5 May are £115 (NCA members) or £160 (non members) and can be booked online.

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