What Next? national event

cCLOA Vice-Chair, Polly Hamilton lead a session on Placemaking at the national What next? event.

Location: Camden Centre, London

Date: Monday 17 October 2016

Speakers notes and presentations

Minister of State for Digital and Culture, Matt Hancock, focused on culture through the prism of the digital revolution. He touched on access, excellence and the synthesis between the arts and technology, a juncture at which he believes our future economy will thrive and so with it the well-being of our nation. You can read his speech in full here.

cCLOA Vice-Chair, Polly Hamilton lead a session on Placemaking that considered how we can galvanise private, public and community organisations to work together to celebrate and reveal creativity and culture.  The presentation drew on case study examples from cCLOA members that illustrate local authority best practice in driving forward the Place-making agenda pdfPlacemaking Presentation.pdf Mike Lock, from North Kesteven District Council, also gave examples of how they had drawn on local heritage in recent leisure refurbishments.

David Micklem of 64 Million Artists, a campaign that wants to unlock the creativity within everyone, also shared his thoughts on Placemaking here.  Including a call for a network of 1,000 people across the UK to act as cultural connectors, who can make connections between groups and individuals, helping to support creative journeys for people to go on.