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Commissioner Day: Education and Talent

The Commission held its third evidence-gathering session on 10 June, when the Commissioners heard evidence concerning creative and cultural education in the UK.
To find out more about our evidence givers, click here. The full briefing document for the day can be found here.

Provocation: Education and Talent
In the fabulous setting of the Barbican, Sir John Sorrell provided the keynote provocation, asking What do we need to do now to ensure that the future of creative talent looks bright in the UK?
The event was fully booked but you can watch the videos of the keynote and panel discussion or take a look at the photos.

Commissioner Day: Valuing Culture
On 2 April, the Commission held its second evidence-gathering session in which it asked 'How do we measure the value of culture?'.
To find out more about our evidence givers, click here. The full briefing document for the day can be found here.

Provocation: Investing in Culture
The first public provocation event took place on 4th February 2014 in the British Library Auditorium.
Those who were unable to attend can watch the videos or look at the photos. Take a look at our Storify to get a flavour of the hotly contended issues and view the amazing installation created for the event by our artists in residence, Stan's Cafe.

Commissioner Day One: Investing in Culture
In the inspiring setting of the Design Council, the Commission held its first evidence-gathering session on 23rd January 2014.
To find out more about our evidence givers and to read some of the background evidence, click here.

Introductory Meeting
On 27th November the Commission held an introductory meeting in Shoreditch to discuss the project's themes, aims and methodologies.
To read a short report on the evening's lively debates, click here.

The Warwick Commission's work centres around two types of events:
1. Public Provocations:

These evenings bring together a panel of economists, artists, academics and cultural professionals to debate the most contentious issues surrounding cultural value. High-profile speakers, such as Robert Peston and Sir John Sorrell, will kick-start the discussions and Jane Hill will then chair a 'Question-Time' style discussion where the audience has the chance to have its say.

2. Commissioner Days:

Following a parliamentary 'select-committee' format, these full-day events give the Commissioners the opportunity to gather oral evidence from key players in the cultural sector. This will be considered together with data collected from major arts organisations, funding bodies, public institutions and other relevant bodies.