Prof Katy Shaw to appear at Creative Cities Convention, April 2023

The Creative Cities Convention is a vital moment in the annual calendar for the creative industries and digital R&D. Prof Katy Shaw will speak with a panel of research experts and industry specialists.

The Creative Cities Convention is an industry-backed conference celebrating content production and distribution across the UK, hosted for 2023 in Newcastle at the Boiler Room. CCC is dedicated to providing space and opportunities for content creators and distributors working outside London to meet, share their experiences and create new ideas.

Prof Katy Shaw is speaking as part of an expert panel hosted by Kirsty Wark that focuses on ‘Moving on up: the 2030 challenge’. Alongside Alison Gwynn (Chief Executive, North East Screen), Sonny Hanley (Director of ITV Academy) and Caroline Norbury OBE (Chief Executive, Creative UK) Katy will be asking and answering questions about skills development in the creative, cultural and digital industries and how to keep pace with production growth outside of London.

This talk will also provide an opportunity to discuss the broader redistribution of the creative industries from the capital to the regions and nations as part of the ‘levelling up agenda’, touching on some themes from the Creative Communities project’s upcoming Deep Dive Report.


A full schedule for the convention is available online via the organisers. For more information about Prof Katy Shaw and her current work please check her profile, as well as the Creative Communities research pages.


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