Line-up announced for Culture Cares Conference 2021, including key note speakers Darren Henley & Ashley John-Baptiste
In-Person and Online
This year's conference is now on sale and will take place both in-person at Derby Theatre and online on Tuesday 16 November, 10am - 5pm.
If you attend online, you will be able to watch all speakers, performances and presentations via a livestream from Derby Theatre and attend breakout sessions on Zoom.
Performance by Young People
The day features a brand-new performance co-created with care-experienced young people, commissioned by Arts Council England for this event.
Young people in the care system have something to say. They want us to know that they are more than just a case file written by someone else. This show will be a magical dive underwater where we meet the sea turtles who carry their stories on their backs and help to show the young people that they can be the authors of their own stories.
Photography by Chris Webb: Culture Cares Conference 2018 featuring attendees, Plus One participants, performance Leaving by Curious Monkey and performance Trust In Care by Nathan Geering.
Key Note Speakers
Speakers at this year's conference include:
- Arts Council England’s Chief Executive Darren Henley
- Acclaimed BBC broadcaster and presenter, Ashley John-Baptiste, who grew up in the care system from the age of four and was nominated for the Young Talent of the Year award at this year’s RTS Television Journalism Awards.
- Sophie Willan - Award-winning actor, comedian and writer of Alma's Not Normal
9am - 10am: Registration
10am - 10:15am: Official Welcome from Lucy & Sam (Plus One Ambassadors)
10:15am - 11am: Plus One Performance
11am - 11:30am: Break
11:30am - 11:50am: Key Note Speaker Darren Henley (Chief Executive, Arts Council England)
11:50am - 12pm: Presentation by Emily Bowman (Deputy CEO, The Mighty Creatives)
12pm - 12:30pm: Key Note Speaker Ashley John Baptiste (Journalist and Presenter)
12:30am - 1:30pm: Lunch
1:30pm - 2:30pm: Breakout Session 1
2:30pm - 3pm: Break
3pm - 4pm: Breakout Session 2
4:15pm - 5pm: Sophie Willan, Final Reflections and Call To Action from Young People
See below for more details on how to book in-person and online...
About Culture Cares
In response to the current Care Review (England), Culture Cares brings the cultural and care sectors together for insightful and lively conversations, presentations and workshops.
Together we will explore how arts and culture are making a positive impact and creating pathways in the lives of care-experienced young people.
This is a radical investment programme with the aim of challenging and changing injustice and structural inequality for care leavers. We are very excited that they will be joining us to lead many of our breakout sessions to share their approaches.
£60 for individuals
£100 for members of organisations and charities
£50 online conference
Please Note: only one ticket per booking can be purchased. For group bookings, each party member must be booked invidividually to allow all delegates’ choices to be selected.
How To Book: In-Person Conference, Lunch & Breakout Sessions
During the day there will be two Breakout Sessions, both in the afternoon at 1:30pm and 3pm.
For in-person bookings, you must choose two workshops to attend from the options available during these sessions. Early booking advised to secure your preferred choices.
To view the workshops available, download our Culture Cares Conference 2021 In-Person Workshop Guide:
Once you have chosen, simply add your tickets to your basket and you will be asked to select your workshop choices through a drop-down menu.
Lunch will be provided at Derby Theatre for the in-person conference attenders. You will be asked to let us know of any dietary requirements when booking tickets.
How To Book: Online Conference & Breakout Zoom Sessions
The Culture Cares Conference can also be attended online, with all speakers, performances and presentations being livestreamed from Derby Theatre and breakout sessions held on Zoom.
For any online attendees, you will attend two set breakout sessions at 1:30pm and 3pm. You can find out more about the online workshops by downloading our Culture Cares Conference 2021 Online Workshop Guide:
After booking, livestream and Zoom links will be sent nearer to the time.