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A creative future


This inquiry will examine future challenges for the creative industries, and explore what is needed from the skills and talent pipeline to ensure the sector can thrive in this fast-changing world.

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The deadline for submissions was Friday 2 September 2022.

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Tuesday 22 November 2022
11:30am Private
11:45am Public
A creative future - Oral evidence 22 November 2022
  • Robert Halfon MP (Minister of State (Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education) at Department for Education)
  • Julia Lopez MP (Minister of State for Media, Data and Digital Infrastructure at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
  • Kevin Hollinrake MP (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
Room 1, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 15 November 2022
2:15pm Private
2:30pm Public
A creative future - Oral evidence 15 November 2022
  • Dr Darren Henley OBE (Chief Executive Officer at Arts Council England)
  • Professor Christopher Smith (Executive Chair, Arts and Humanities Research Council at UK Research & Innovation)
  • Sir Peter Bazalgette (Industry Co-Chair at Creative Industries Council)
Room 4, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 8 November 2022
2:15pm Private
2:30pm Public
A creative future - Oral evidence 8 November 2022
  • Professor James Bennett (Director at StoryFutures/Academy: The National Centre for Immersive Storytelling)
  • Paul Owens (Co-Founder and Director at BOP Consulting)
  • Councillor Phil Seeva (Culture, Tourism and Sport Board at Local Government Association (LGA))
  • Carolyn Warren (Director General of Arts Granting Programs at Canada Council for the Arts)
  • Professor Hye-Kyung Lee (Professor of Cultural Policy at Kings College London)
  • Dr Martin Smith (Managing Director at West Bridge Consulting)
Room 4, Palace of Westminster
Tuesday 1 November 2022
2:15pm Private
2:30pm Public
A creative future - Oral evidence 1 November 2022
  • Dinah Caine CBE (Chair of Governing Council at Goldsmiths, University of London)
  • Olly Newton (Executive Director at The Edge Foundation)
  • Eliza Easton (Deputy Director at Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre, led by Nesta)
  • Dr Paul Thompson (Chair of Specialists Institutions Forum at Universities UK, and Vice-Chancellor at Royal College of Art)
  • Corrienne Peasgood OBE (President at Association of Colleges)
  • Simon Field (Director at Skills Policy)
  • Alun Francis OBE (Principal and Chief Executive Officer at Oldham College)
Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

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  • Address: Communications and Digital Committee, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW