Cr8net is the brainchild of CIDA, the Cultural Industries Development Agency.
CIDA is the leading specialist support organisation for the grassroots creative and cultural sector in London. We have supported thousands of creative individuals, businesses and arts organisations since our inception in 1999 by providing information, business support, professional development training, networking & showcasing opportunities and by commissioning new work.
Thanks so much to everyone who attended the event to make it such a great success. We will be posting video footage very soon, however you can check out photos of the day on our Facebook page.
“Cr8net is a high visibility platform for leaders in the creative and cultural sector to debate the state of the industry, to highlight opportunities, to face down challenges and to offer resolutions: creative minds supporting creative minds”. Toks Majek-Akisanya, CIDA’s CEO.
We are proud to welcome back The Guardian Culture Professionals Network as our national media partners for Cr8net 2013.
Cr8net is a one-day conference for the creative and cultural industries, bringing together industry practitioners, policy makers and senior management. This year, Cr8net was held at Village Underground (in ‘Tech City’, Shoreditch) on 24th April 2013.
Visit our YouTube page to see footage of the panels from 2011 and 2012, including keynote speeches by Richard Florida and Alan Davey (CEO, Arts Council England). The event will be chaired by Matthew Taylor (CEO, The RSA). More footage from 2013 will be uploaded soon.
Previous speakers have included:
- John Newbigin (Chair, Creative England)
- Ken Livingstone (Former Mayor of London)
- Professor Ian Hargreaves (Leader of the government’s IP Review)
- Munira Mirza (Deputy Mayor for Education and Culture of London)
- Ekow Eshun (cultural commentator)
- Deborah Bull (Director, King’s Cultural Institute)
- Baroness Lola Young (crossbench peer)
- Hasan Bakhshi (Director, Creative Industries, NESTA)
- Pim Baxter (Deputy Director, National Portrait Gallery)
- Frances Brindle (Director of Marketing and Communications, The British Library)
- Eze Vidra (Head of Campus, Google)
- Nancy Groves (Editor, The Guradian Culture Professionals Network)
- Adriana Marques (Principal Advisor for Arts and Culture, London Legacy)
- Alison Wenham (CEO, Association of Independent Music)
- Pauline Tambling (CEO, Creative and Cultural Skills)
- Ed Vaizey MP (Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries)