Enterprise in the Arts: supporting students to succeed

10:00 am - 4:00 pm 07/11/2018

6 St. George's Circus, London, SE1 6FE


This event will focus on sharing best practice in embedding enterprise in creative arts courses, including empowering students to lead their own enterprise-related initiatives.

 

   

Enterprise in the Arts: supporting students to succeed

Wednesday Nov 7th 2018, 10am (for 10.15 start) – 4pm

Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, London South Bank University, 6 St. George’s Circus, London SE1 6FE

This one day event will provide an opportunity for delegates to:

  • Learn from best practice in the sector, specifically related to supporting enterprise initiatives in the arts
  • Get new ideas to inform curricular and co-curricular initiatives
  • Meet and discuss enterprise education with students and industry professionals.
  • Network and exchange good practice with enterprise educators from across the UK.

Background and summary

This event will focus on sharing best practice in embedding enterprise in creative arts courses, including empowering students to lead their own enterprise-related initiatives.

A great many creative arts students will go on to work as freelancers, set up their own businesses and apply an enterprising approach to creating opportunities within the industry. Traditionally creative arts courses have not directly taught these skills and graduates often report feeling unprepared for these aspects of the ‘real world’.

Over the past ten years there has been an increased focus in the HE sector on preparing students for graduate employability, which has led to many exciting and innovative approaches to embedding enterprise in the arts and creating complementary extra-curricular programmes to support students on arts-related courses to develop their skills and experience. Examples include embedding professional practice throughout the degree and student-led commercial creative agencies.

The event will include a chance to hear from educators, industry professionals, students and recent graduates, including interactive discussion groups to share key challenges and consider ideas for future work.

Keynote speakers confirmed to date

  • Daniel Alexander, Associate Professor and Course Director, School of Arts and Creative Industries, London South Bank University
  • Lisa Drew, LSBU Graduate and founder of the South Bank Collective CIC, a student run creative agency, now Cultural Programme Coordinator at Peabody
  • Linsey Cole Associate Director Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, The Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation, London South Bank University
  • Jon Spruce, Taught Postgraduate Coordinator, Liverpool School of Art & Design, Liverpool John Moores University
  • Libby Anson, Student Employability and Enterprise Manager, Glasgow School of Art
  • Jonathan Tait, Senior Business Innovation Officer, Scottish Institute for Enterprise
  • Tessa Read, University of the Arts London

Cost to attend

Staff from EEUK members FREE, everyone else £125 (non-refundable).

This Enterprise Exchange event has been organised by London South Bank University and EEUK

Attendee details

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Non members Ticket £125.00
MembersTicket £0.00

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