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Creative Futures CPD Conference

Friday 14 July 2023 | 10.00–15.30


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Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, we're delighted to announce that our Creative Futures Teachers and Advisors CPD conference will be returning to AUB on Friday 14 July.

The conference allows teachers and advisors to explore current issues and themes in creative education and employment with leading industry experts. The programme will excite and empower educators working with young people, providing the knowledge and insight to support their journey into creative careers.  The event will host a range of sessions including keynote presentations, panel discussions, and opportunities for lively conversations. 

Best of all, it’s completely free to attend with lunch and refreshments provided. The event takes place on AUB campus at the end of summer term. See the event programme below and secure your booking.

Event schedule

Location: Innovation Studio, AUB Campus

Arrival and registration with welcome refreshments.

Location: A025, North Building, AUB Campus

Speaker: Professor Paul Gough – Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Arts University Bournemouth

Warm welcome to Creative Futures CPD Conference 2023 and introduction to AUB.

Location: A025, South House, AUB Campus

Speaker: Dumi Senda – Diversity and Inclusion Portfolio Lead, BBC England

As a large employer, how does an organisation like the BBC ensure it is accessible, relevant and valuable to the communities it serves? Global Diversity and Inclusion Expert Dumi Senda will shine a light on why the BBC take Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce seriously, highlighting the structures of opportunity the organisation has developed to transform its workforce. Dumi will also share insights from his own unusual pathway into his role at BBC, his work as an expert in workplace inclusion, and his passion for helping others connect with their sense of purpose. 

Location: Innovation Studio, AUB Campus

Refreshments break and opportunity to network with delegates.

Location: A025, North Building, AUB Campus

Speakers: One Dance UK 

Panel Members: Jazlyn Pinckney – Head of Workforce Development, One Dance UK; Dr. Victor Fung – Artistic Director and Joint CEO, Pavilion Dance South West; Beth Ackroyd – Dance Science Educator; Zoie Golding, MBE – Artistic Director, ZoieLogic Dance Theatre 

Join our expert panel as they discuss their unique dance backgrounds and shared observations, in a session that demonstrates the breadth of exciting dance careers available and aims to break down misconceptions about who dance careers are for.  Hosted by One Dance UK, the national support organisation and the Subject Association for dance in education, this session aims to introduce you to dance in all of its multifaceted glory. We encourage your reflections, questions and comments in this Q&A session. 

Location: Innovation Studio, AUB Campus

Refreshments and further opportunity for continued conversations.

Location: A025, North Building, AUB Campus

Speakers: Jonathan Mayes – Head of Strategic Partnerships and Impact, Clore Leadership; Bhavini Goyate – Programme Manager, Creative Access

From managing projects in cultural organisations to developing a portfolio of freelance contracts, a career in the arts can take many shapes. That variety is a real strength for the cultural sector, but it can also be a confusing landscape to enter for those transitioning from full-time education. In this discussion, Jonathan Mayes (Clore Leadership) will be joined by Bhavini Goyate (alumni of Clore Leadership’s ‘Emerging Leaders’ course and Programme Manager at Creative Access) to explore early-career opportunities in the cultural sector. They will discuss how implementing leadership skills can support career development for those just entering the workforce and the role of young people in helping to shape the sector. As well as covering paid employment, they'll examine the critical role for young people in the governance of our cultural organisations, offering further opportunities for skills development and growth.

Time for delegates to select from two optional breakout sessions:

Breakout Session 1: Supercharging the curriculum for industry-ready graduates   - AUB Academic Team Panel


Breakout Session 2: Engaging young people with employment opportunities in the creative sector- Local Organisations Panel

Location: F005, Conference Centre, AUB Campus

Speakers: AUB Academic Team

Panel Members: Lisa Mann – Executive Director of Academic Innovation; Rebecca Pride – Associate Professor and Acting Associate Director of the Graduate School, Award Leader for MA Historical Costume; Russell Gagg – Director, School of Design and Architecture; Tim Metcalfe – Director of School for Arts and Communication

AUB’s academic leadership team will discuss innovation and development within its curriculum today and the pedagogical approaches that ensure its graduates are prepared for the rapidly changing creative industries.

Location: F006, Conference Centre, AUB Campus

Speakers: Local Organisations

Panel Members: Dom Kippin – Outdoor Arts and Festival Producer, Activate Performing Arts; Claire Main – Economic Development Officer, BCP Council and Arts By the Sea Festival

Join our panel of local organisations for an interactive session highlighting the exciting opportunities for young people within the creative arts in the Dorset and BCP region.

Location: Innovation Studio, AUB Campus

Refreshments and further opportunity for continued conversations.

Location: A025, North Building, AUB Campus

Speaker: Sandeep Mahal, MBE – Leadership Associate, Royal Shakespeare Company

Royal Shakespeare Company’s Sandeep is passionate about widening access and participation in arts and culture. She'll speak about the different types of opportunities, pathways and progression routes that interrogate and remove barriers to entry and enable young people from low-income backgrounds to build careers in the arts with confidence and support. From Next Generation – a programme giving talented young people the chance to explore careers in acting, directing or working backstage at the Royal Shakespeare Company – to the Weston Jerwood Creative Bursaries – a programme developing talent and diversity in the arts through paid vocational training placements. She'll also offer insights into diversifying the cultural learning offer and the importance of providing equitable access for young people to learn, work, participate and flourish.

Location: A025, North Building, AUB Campus

Speakers: Dr Alex Blower – Access and Participation Manager, and Kim Ensten – Student Recruitment Manager, Arts University Bournemouth

Final reflections on the day and closing thanks.

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