Developing Sustainable Business Models in the Creative and Cultural Sectors

Over the last year we have been undertaking intensive and wide ranging research into the creative industries to assess the nature and key characteristics of successful businesses in this significant and rapidly growing economic area. We are now ready to disseminate our findings and would like to invite you to attend and participate in this important event.

This is the final workshop in a series of three which have informed our investigations and we are excited at the opportunity to provide you with our final results. We hope that you will be able to join us to discuss these and also to participate in proposing potential directions for our research in the future.  

The event will be held at Newcastle University Research Beehive room (see attached map) from 9:30am to 4pm on September 23rd 2008. David Parrish, author of the book T-shirts and Suits, ( will be our guest speaker for the day and he will be talking about the challenges of being an entrepreneur in the creative industries so don’t miss the opportunity to meet this great author.

The event will be attended by local, regional and national creative practitioners, policy makers and researchers, and so also represents a great opportunity to network with current and new contacts – we are happy to include your own promotional and information materials in the delegate pack in order to promote networking and information exchange.

Thanks to the financial support from the ESRC, this event is Free to participants.  Places are limited so please register in your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.