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Creative Clusters has organised many events for policy-makers wanting to develop their understanding of the creative economy.

The Creative Clusters Conference

This series of independent policy conferences examining the growth of the creative economy ran from 2002 to 2008 in various UK cities, and became the principal global forum for policy-makers aiming to have an impact in both cultural and economic terms.

Simon Evans at CC London 07The Creative Clusters Conferences explored and advocated the idea that creative economy strategies must address a wide ecology of issues, challenging traditional boundaries between art, business, education and science, between for- and non-profit enterprise, between economic, social and cultural policy.

There were speakers and case studies from all parts of the world, covering subjects such as policy for the creative industries (film, broadcasting, music, publishing, games, live events, advertising, design, and fashion), city development, media and cultural diversity, arts, business, education and innovation policy, and more.

Find Out More:   Glasgow, 2008   London, 2007   Newcastle, 2006   Belfast, 2005   Brighton, 2004   Sheffield, 2002

The Creative Clusters Summer School

The Creative Clusters Summer Schools in 2009 and 2010 were five-day, in-depth introductions to policies and best practice in developing the creative economy at the local level.

CC Summer School 2009 The Schools drew on the extensive expertise and experience of creative industries regeneration in the Yorkshire region, and featured visits to managed workspace projects in Sheffield, Bradford, Barnsley, Wakefield and Dewsbury.

Based in Huddersfield, the Schools attracted specialist personnel from around the world wanting to build their expertise and extend their networks in creative economy development.

Find Out More: Summer School 2010