Connecting Creative Capability aims to utilise transferable creative skills to solve core business problems

About this event

Is your business looking to explore new creative ways of working remotely?

Norwich University of the Arts invites you to take part in Connecting Creative Capability, a funded New Anglia LEP project delivered by NUA. The project features a series of interactive virtual workshops & conferences that helps you make the most of the creative skills available to your business.

Newer : A Knowledge Exchange conference delivered by NUA’s Leader of Postgraduate Courses Marie Brennan, on Friday 18th June, 10:00 – 15:00.

Marie Brennan has devised this conference to help us all plan for a future we cannot necessarily see. Marie is a designer, curator, cultural sector specialist and academic currently leading the postgraduate programmes at Norwich University of the Arts.

From working more locally, to embracing AI, this conference is designed to help any organisation that wants to add some creative thinking into their work. The conference will introduce cutting edge ideas and help us all to think beyond the pandemic to reignite our creative curiosity and build new ways of working and collaborating that are responsive to the wider issues we all face.

Guest speakers –

Josie Warden: Head of Regenerative Design at the Royal Society of Arts – ‘Implementing a change agenda ‘- 10.15 – 11:00

Akin Akinsiku: BAFTA award winning director in Advertising and Television – ‘Adapting to survive’ – 11.15 – 12.00

Mathieu Vrijman: Co-founder of Kultivator and artist – ‘Explorations of now’ -13.10 – 13.45

Anna Dumitriu: Award winning British artist – ‘Intelligent Machinery’ – 13.50 – 14.30

Marie was selected as a British Council Arts and Creative Economy Advisory group member in 2019 and has worked as a Culture Expert with the European Commission – evaluating multi-million Euro funding applications in the creative and technology sectors (EACEA and H2020). She is an ambassador for the 5 Gyres Institute who campaign for the reduction of marine plastic pollution. Marie has a long career in arts, design and media and worked for the Irish Government evaluating disability arts training programmes, Bui Bolg – an Irish Street Arts and Spectacle company and has also developed creative programmes in art design and craft for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, The Design and Craft Council of Ireland and the Royal Dublin Society. Marie has an MA in Creative and Media Enterprise and her footwear enterprise Shoeniversity won a Design in Tourism award in 2015 as well as winning the regional Bank of Ireland start up award in 2015 – reaching the national shortlist.

If you have any questions regarding the project or the conference, then please contact Ideas Factory –

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Organiser: Norwich University of the Arts

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