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Manchester's Creative Economy - Where to Next?

  • Twenty Twenty Two Little Lever St Manchester United Kingdom (map)

Urban Forum & Exhibition hosted by Cities@Manchester

Manchester is home to a vibrant and active artistic community. But can the city nurture and sustain a robust creative economy in the long term? And what are the implications for those who work within it? In this panel discussion, we will explore current and future issues of pay and compensation for the ‘creative precariat’, modes of support provided by local authorities and third sector organisations, and the role of further and higher education in developing skills and employability.

Confirmed panellists include:

Abigail Gilmore, University of Manchester (chair)
David Gledhill, Rogue Studios
Kate Oakley, University of Leeds
Jim Ralley, Hyper Island

This event also launches an exhibition of the winning images from the recent #cityfuturesmcr Instagram competition. The exhibition will be held at Twenty Twenty Two 19-22 May.

Followed by complimentary refreshments.



For more info about the event, including free registration see

To earn more about the #cityfuturesmcr competition see

Earlier Event: May 15
Manchester After Hours
Later Event: September 19
Politika by Upper Space