CAN Network Events

​Cambridge Arts Network delivers a range of different events and initiatives to bring CAN members together, strengthen connections and enable better arts networking in Cambridge.  CAN organises regular informal meet ups, talks, workshops, information and skills sharing sessions, debates and conferences.  Please see the listings below for all the latest CAN network events.

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Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge CB1 1PT

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Our Creative Assets - opportunities for the arts and culture sector in a prospering city


23rd Mar 2018 9:00am

23rd Mar 2018 4:30pm


CAN Conference 2018

Our Creative Assets - opportunities for the arts and culture sector in a prospering city

Cambridge is a small, but world famous, cutting edge city undergoing unprecedented levels of growth. The next few years are critical as its new shape takes hold, and the time is ripe to ask, “How can the wide range of arts and cultural organisations and practitioners based in and around Cambridge play a part in this process?”  Join us for a one day event exploring this question, along with examples of practice and opportunities for discussion and networking.

We are pleased to confirm that Anglia Ruskin University are again hosting us, this year, in their performing arts department an appropriate setting for a day of discussions examining the future of creativity in our city.

We look forward to presenting a programme of stimulating talks and breakout sessions covering topics including:

  • Ambition and Quality in Arts & Tech
  • Collaborating with Communities
  • Talent Development
  • Working with Academics to Demonstrate Impact
  • Challenging Inequality

Conferences attendees will experience a programme of keynote presentations and 2 seminar sessions, as well as opportunities to network over lunch and refreshments.


09:00 - Registration

09:30 – 10:30 Introductions & Key Notes

10:30 - 11:00 Refreshment Break

11:00 – 13:00 Morning Breakout Sessions

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
(Optional: Attend a lunch time concert featuring Irish Harper and Composer Úna Monaghan, in the Mumford Theatre, fusing experimental and Irish traditional music with electronics and improvisation read more here)

14:00 – 15:30 Afternoon Breakout Sessions

15:30 - 16:00 Refreshment Break

16:00 – 16:30 Plenary & Close

How to Book
Registering your place at the CAN Conference 2018 is done in two stages: 

1.       Pay a fee of £5 for each delegate place, via Eventbrite, click here  
          (this is a contribution towards the cost of lunch and refreshments)

2.       Complete the delegate registration questions, via Survey Monkey, click here
          or visit:
You can register up to four delegate places using this survey.  However, please ensure that you pay for the equivalent number of places when completing your booking via Eventbrite.  

If you require further information, please contact Akua Obeng-Frimpong, Arts Development Officer, Cambridge City Council by emailing or phoning 01223 457085.

Further Information
More information on the event, including the agenda, breakout session choices, location, travel and how to book will be added here soon.

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Posted by CAN network on 1st February 2018.