Art Works: Exploring the Social and Economic Value of Culture
The thirteenth annual Apeldoorn: British-Dutch Dialogue Conference was held in Liverpool from Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 November 2014.
The theme of the 2014 Conference was ‘Art Works: Exploring the Social and Economic Value of Culture’. Fifty British and fifty Dutch delegates, from the worlds of industry, science, academia, politics, government and civil society, came together for three days to share ideas on how culture can contribute to the economic and social structure of cities and society at this time of economic uncertainty in Europe.
Delegates explored in detail the economic impact of cultural tourism and events, the creative industries as a motor for innovation and regeneration, the key role cultural education must play and the sustainability of funding the cultural sector.
The conference programme included plenary sessions with expert speakers, focused group discussions and site visits to relevant organisations in and around Liverpool.
For further information on the 2014 Conference please take a look at the reports, programme and interviews with delegates and speakers.