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Kick Start: Cardiff Open Programme

18th October 2017

19th October 2017

As part of a series of events produced for Creative Tracks, aimed at connecting creative entrepreneurs worldwide, Visiting Arts will host Kick Start: Cardiff – a special exchange and networking event in Wales from 16-19 October 2017 – linking with SWN Festival, celebrations for Creative Cardiff’s Second Birthday, and the launch of the European Network EASTN 2.

View the programme.

Kick-Start: Cardiff aims to be a catalyst event bringing together emerging international creative voices with the thriving arts and creative industries scene in Wales to explore their value and role in regeneration. The programme will focus on key themes of urbanisation, workspaces and new ways of working, and how the arts and creative industries are driving regional/ rural economies. A cohort of 30 Welsh and international delegates will be announced at the beginning of October to participate in the exchange programme.

The Kick-Start: Cardiff is proudly run in partnership with Welsh Government, Cardiff Council, Arts Council of Wales and its international arm Wales Arts International, Creative Cardiff, Cardiff University, British Council, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Geldards LLP, Swn Festival, and Park Plaza Hotel. The programme is produced within the framework of the EU funded project, Creative Tracks, with the support of the European Union, Wallonie Bruxelles International, Shenzen Design Week and the Asia­Europe Foundation.

Visiting Arts extends an invitation to join events on 18 – 19 October. 
Book your place at the links below as soon as possible as space is limited:

Arts, Creative Industries and Law Seminar in partnership with Geldards
18 October, 10:00 – 12:00

Creative Europe Desk Cooperation Project – One-to-One meetings
18 October, 14:00 – 17:00

Creative Entrepreneurship Expert Panel Breakfast
19 October, 09:00 – 11:00

Creative Entrepreneur Professional Package
18 – 19 October
Book a professional package to attend a special masterclass with John Howkins, author of ‘The Creative Economy‘, Ann Harrison, author of ‘Music: The Business: The Essential Guide to the Law and the Deals’, //or// designer and visionary Ross Lovegrove as well as have access to the Arts, Creative Industries and Law Seminar, the Creative Entrepreneurship Expert Panel Breakfast, and closing reception.

Hotel Partner offer
Park Plaza Cardiff are pleased to offer delegates a special conference rate, please contact the hotel directly on 029 20 111 101 or email to check availability quoting “Visiting Arts”. Please note that there is an allocation of rooms at this rate and once taken all requests will be strictly subject to availability and any rate changes.