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22 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019

Creative Central Asia 2019

Creative Central Asia 2019 - the British Council's annual series of conferences on the cultural economy will be held in Tashkent on November 22–23.

Leaders from across the region’s creative sector will come together again with UK counterparts in November 2019 for the third Creative Central Asia leadership conference – which will be held in Tashkent for the first time – where they will continue the dialogue, review progress and push the cultural and creative economy agenda forward. And although the conference vision, objectives and scale will stay broadly the same for Creative Central Asia 2019, this year’s conference will differ from last year’s in terms of participant mix, focal themes for discussion whilst retaining its focus on practical action eg. through development and use of frameworks for action, provision of supporting toolkits etc. For continuity and learning, a number of last year’s most dynamic participants will be invited back although the majority of this year’s participants will be new, in order to increase the size of the leadership network.

Creative sector leaders from Kazakhstan contribute to the programme.

Although the vision, goals and scope of this year’s conference will remain largely unchanged, this year we want to lay the foundation for a new network of creative and cultural leaders from Central Asian countries and develop a manifesto for the region’s creative economy.