Conference – Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange

Venue: Graduate Centre, Mile End Campus, QMUL
Date: 01-05-2018
Time: 09:30

Creative Economy Networks: research, policy and exchange (UK-Brazil) brings together research, policy and industry perspectives to explore the role of exchange in creative economy businesses and its impact on the sector. Particular focus will be given to new research and policy drawn from recent UK-Brazil collaboration and exchanges led or facilitated by the British Council, Network and People’s Palace Projects.


  • 9.30h Registration
  • 10.00 to 10.20h Welcome from Colin Bailey, Principal, Queen Mary University of London, and Martin Dowle, Director, British Council Brazil
  • 10.20 to 11.35h Keynote speeches
    • Eduardo Saron, Director, Instituto Cultural Itaú
    • Sarah Drinkwater, Head of Campus London, Google
    • Chair: John Newbigin, Director, Creative England

11.35 to 11.45h Tea Break

  • 11.45 to 13.15h Roundtable – Making Policy Work: local, regional and international perspectives on how policy in the creative industries can stimulate socio-economic development
    • Aline Cardoso, Secretary of Labour and Entrepreneurship, Mayor of São Paulo
    • Samenua Sesher, Creative, Culture Management Consultant and Coach
    • Paul Brickell, Executive Director of Regenerations and Community Partnerships, London Legacy Development Corporation
    • Lucy Oliver-Harrison, former Executive Director, The Yard Theatre
    • Chair: Ben Rogers, Director, The Centre for London

13.15 to 14.15h LUNCH

  • 14.15 to 15.15h UK/Brazil Youth Creative and Social Entrepreneur programmes (Newton): BC London Arts
    • Vanessa Fagá Rocha, Manager, SEBRAE, State of Alagoas, Brazil
    • Kdu dos Anjos, Manager, Centro Cultural Lá da Favelinha, State of Minas Gerais, Brazil
    • Ana Clévia Guerreiro, Manager, SEBRAE Nacional, Brazil
    • Jorge Fernandes Carneiro, Culture Manager, State of Pernambuco, Brazil
    • José Carlos Aronchi, Technology and Innovation Consultant, SEBRAE, State of São Paulo, Brazil
    • Chair: Tom Fleming, Director, Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy
  • 15.15 to 16.15h Relative Values: an artist-led model for development of cultural and creative entrepreneurship in communities
    • Liz Moreton, Head of Creativity and Social Change
    • Matt Fenton, Director, Contact Theatre
    • Isabella Porto, Director of Arts and Culture, Redes da Maré
    • Marcus Vinicius Faustini, Founder and Director, Agência de Redes para a Juventude
    • Leandro Valiati, Visiting Professor of the Economy of Culture, QMUL and Director of NECCULT/UFRGS
    • Chair: Paul Heritage, Artistic Director, People’s Palace Projects

16.15 to 16.30h Tea Break

  • 16.30 to 17.30h Relative Values: a toolkit for assessing the socio-economic impact of arts initiatives in the urban territories subject to multiple stress factors
    • Leandro Valiati, Visiting Professor of the Economy of Culture, QMUL and Director of NECCULT/UFRGS
    • Mariana Steffen, Research Assistants Coordinator, Creative and Cultural Economy Study Centre (NECCULT/UFRGS)
    • André Piza, Research Assistant, People’s Palace Projects, QMUL
    • Chair: Paul Heritage, Artistic Director, People’s Palace Projects, QMUL

17.30 to 19.00h RECEPTION

Launch of Network, Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy

  • Morag Shiach, Director, Network, QMUL
  • Tarek Virani, Deputy Director, Network, QMUL

Welcometo Leandro Valiati, Visiting Professor of the Economy of Culture, School of English and Drama, Queen Mary University of London

  • Warren Boutcher, Head of School of English and Drama, QMUL

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