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Creative Fuse Conference: Tickets now live!

1 August 2022

Register now for your ticket for our Creative Fuse Conference.

Wednesday 14th September – Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough , including drinks reception at MIMA

Thursday 15th September – City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

Tickets are free and available here: Creative Fuse Conference 2022 Tickets, Wed 14 Sep 2022 at 10:15 | Eventbrite

Our 2022 Creative Fuse North East Conference opens in the heart of Middlesbrough and continues in Newcastle for day two. Both days bring together businesses, creative practitioners, and expertise from the region’s five universities to support the vibrant, dynamic, and fast-growing Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) sector.

The conference will be an opportunity to hear from key note speakers, take part in workshops and explorative discussion, and enjoy performances and exhibitions.

As you would expect from Creative Fuse, we will explore the impact and role of creativity in the region, economy and society, and how we can be more sustainable in a changing world.

This will include creative places, levelling up, co-creation and collaboration, and how creativity can shape identity and innovation.

We are delighted to be hosting a drinks reception at MIMA (Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art) as part of the first day of the Creative Fuse conference. The drinks reception will launch the School of Arts and Creative Industries at MIMA and give attendees the opportunity to view the art gallery.

Throughout the conference, we will be exploring themes surrounding Spaces, Places and Creativity. The below is an indication of which themes we will be exploring on which days of the conference. Please note this may be subject to change whilst the agenda is being finalised.

Wednesday 14th September – Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough

  • Creative Places, the Urban, the Rural, and Levelling-Up
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Creative Industries and Internationalisation
  • Evaluation in the Cultural and Creative Sectors
  • Drinks reception and Launch of the School of Arts and Creative Industries at MIMA/ Teesside University

Thursday 15th September – City Campus East, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Re-thinking temporary, pop-up and ‘meanwhile’ spaces
  • Knowledge Exchange in the Creative Industries
  • Creative Industries and Public Funding
  • Understanding the Complexity of Arts-Tech Fusion: What have we learned?
  • Final Panel: Creativity from Crisis

The full agenda will be released in the coming weeks.

Who is this conference for?

This conference is open to anyone with an interest in the creative and digital industries in the North East of England and beyond, from any sector, working environment or location. This includes (but is not limited to) submissions from:

  • Researchers, Educators and Students
  • Creative Practitioners, Freelancers, Businesses and Innovators
  • Representatives from the Third and Public Sector

Sign up via Eventbrite!

Tickets are free and available for both days.