In Focus: How Creativity Can Empower Rural Economies

The creative economy is built on how communities, businesses and individuals can turn cultural knowledge into economic returns. With much of the research typically focussed on urban areas, this session offers a uniquely regional lens on one of the world’s fastest growing economic sectors. As the importance of digital and the ability to more directly engage with consumers grows, the creative industries offers skills and knowledge essential to all other sectors. This fascinating panel will look at the value of the sector from a range of perspectives and its potential to transform rural economies.

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