Digital Culture Talks Day 2

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Digital Culture Talks Day 2

July 19, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


Digital Culture Talks 2023

in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton

Dive into the world of creative and cultural digital content on a national scale as we discuss, engage, and explore ways to encourage and strengthen the cultural sector while celebrating the unique work created in the West Midlands.

This 3-day event featured keynote speakers from the creative industries, cultural sector, and broadcasters who shed light on the present and future of culture online.


Watch Day 2, Part 1 here:


Watch Day 2, Part 2 here:


Day 2 – Investing in our Digital Skills Ecology: Creative Professional Development for digital freelancers

Wednesday 19th July (Online)

We examine why digital skills are so important for arts and cultural sectors and how we can nurture and support the next generation of talent – both within organisations and freelance. We also discuss what the risk is if we don’t.

Keynote: How should cultural industries evolve to meet the demands of a brave new digital world? Rebecca Gregory Clarke, (Head of Immersive at NFTS and StoryFutures), in conversation with Harmeet Chagger-Khan (The Space)

Case study: The Digital Skills Bootcamp – Hayley Pepler (Manchester International Festival) and Sophie Jolly (Solihull College and University Centre) in conversation with Natalie Woolman (The Space)

Roundtable discussion – Future-proofing our sector: How can we support the next generation of digital skills for professionals?

  • Robyn Winfield Smith, Liminal Productions
  • Holly Close, Freelance Digital Consultant
  • Laura C Horton, Writer and Digital Creative
  • Professor Margaret Ayliffe, University of Wolverhampton

Keynote 2: Getting training right.  What’s on offer?
Seetha Kumar (ScreenSkills Chief Executive)


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