Stirring the creative juices in Leamington - The Leamington Observer

Stirring the creative juices in Leamington

Leamington Editorial 20th Mar, 2024   0

CREATIVES gathered in Leamington for Spark: Ignite.

The annual symposium for the creative sector returned to the Royal Spa Centre for the fifth year with a packed programme of presentations, workshops, and demonstrations.

Spark: Ignite is designed to turn creative talk into creative action by bringing together and promoting the growth of the arts and digital industries across the district.

The event was structured around five core themes – voice, placemaking, pathfinding, engagement, and innovation, with 280 delegates attending from various creative industries, including film and TV, the performing arts and the visual arts, to name a few.

For this year’s Spark event, the programme of sessions included ‘Creative Industries and the Climate Emergency’, where the audience heard how three organisations are addressing the climate emergency; ‘Creatives and Artificial Intelligence’, during which a panel of three speakers explained how AI is being used within a variety of creative businesses and ‘Funding: how to

make it work for you, yes you…’ where the Sasolo team provided advice on strategy and funding.

Other talks and workshops explored podcasting, social media marketing, empowering neurodivergent and disabled employees, funding, intellectual property, and climate justice.

WDC’s arts manager Paul Roberts said: “This year’s Spark: Ignite was fantastic. It provided an excellent opportunity for us to bring together the creative community and celebrate the creative offering we have here in Warwick district. The event continues to grow from strength to strength and is widely regarded as the best local creative networking event in the area.”

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