20 May

#cityfuturesmcr Event and Exhibition

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 Urban Forum event cities@manchester, based at the University of Manchester, convene a panel to 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
John Owens, Instruct Studio
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 drinks and refreshments.



For more information about the urban forum, including free registration, please see: http://creativeeconomymcr.eventbrite.co.uk

To find out more about the #cityfuturesmcr Instagram project please see: http://www.cities.manchester.ac.uk/events/archive/cityfutures/index.htm


Mon — Wed 4pm — 12am

Thu 4pm — 1am

Fri 4pm — 4am
Sat 1pm — 4am
Sun 1pm — 10pm

+44 (0)161 237 9360

Dave Sedgwick

Mark Bebbington