The Creative Industries Festival 2021: What is a creative and diverse county?

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Who this event is for

  • Everyone




Traditionally, Oxford and Oxfordshire’s creative industries are hidden from many of our hardest to reach communities – ironically, these are often the communities with the talent, entrepreneurship and most creative minds to be successful.

In many instances, many of these communities perhaps don’t know how to connect
with the Oxfordshire business landscape to progress their creativity to the next level, or even commercialise their ideas.

The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) will convene a panel discussion on how we can strengthen and ensure a diverse and economically-stable creative industries sector in the county, recognising what is needed to support current and future aspirations of working within the creative economy and supporting those with the best ideas to realise their potential.

OxLEP's role is to champion Oxfordshire’s economic potential, acting as a catalyst and convener to drive a dynamic, sustainable and growing economy.

Lucinda Whiteley - Co-founder and Creative Director Novel Entertainment
Lucy Shaw - Head of Partnerships and Programmes, and Programme Director for Oxford Cultural Leaders, Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM), The University of Oxford
Tasha Patel - Creative Industries Officer, University of Oxford, (Humanities Division)
Andy Edwards - Director of Makespace Oxford
Natasha Guerra - CEO of Runway East
Jasmine Richards - Author, Screenwriter and Founder of Storymix
Richard Duriez - Film Oxford
Rob Panting - OxLEP Communications Manager
Event host: Howard Bentham - broadcaster