07 Nov 12 - Rural Culture Economies

In the past decade there has been a growing interest in promoting the creative sector as a way of regenerating post-industrial areas. Rural areas have often been neglected in these narratives. This event focuses on the role of culture and the arts in rural economies in a changed financial and rural policy landscape. The first part of the day explores strategic cultural policy and rural development research, the second part of the day focuses on a detailed view of rural cultural livelihoods and specific challenges of supporting and promoting rural creative micro-business.

 

 

PROGRAMME

9.30   
Coffee and registration


9.55   
Welcome
Guy Garrod, Director of Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University
      
      
10.00  
Culture economies and rural development
Dr. Karen Scott, Centre for Rural Economy
Rob Tìgeir, Isle of Jura Development Trust
      
      
10.40  
Music
Jonathon Lloyd, PhD researcher and musician, Newcastle University
      
      
10.50   
The Rural Cultural Strategy - proposals for a national creative rural economy initiative
Dr. Ian Hunter - Rural Cultural Forum       
      
11.15   
Group discussion


12.00  
Lunch


1.00  
Rural cultural livelihoods: making a living and making a difference
Sam Forsyth, Teeny Tiny Films  
Helen Ratcliffe, Allenheads Contemporary Arts        
      
2.00   
Screening of Karl’s Lambing (Teeny Tiny Films)


2.30   
Refreshments


2.45   
The Garden Shed: culture for growth?
Steve Reay, Gateshead Council
Mick Wilkes, The National Trust
Omi Pharncote, Blue Faced Felt


3.30   
Panel discussion

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