EARC Conference 2022 – Art and culture as a driver in place-making and levelling up (1): Stimulating engagement

Venue: Drawing Room

This session will examine two parallel but separate programmes that supported creative engagement with the coast. England’s Creative Coast was an ambitious project that aimed to shift the approach to cultural tourism in the South East of England. Creative Estuary is an ambitious programme to develop the creative industries spanning both sides of the Thames Estuary from Southend to Margate.

Sarah Dance (Project Director for Creative Coast and Chair for Creative Estuary), Emma Wilcox (Project Director, Creative Estuary), and Ruth Melville (who evaluated the Creative Coast) will explore the opportunity and value of such initiatives, and the part they have to play in place-making, identity and levelling-up.

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