Business & The Creative Arts – How Does the Jigsaw Work?
Wednesday 3rd March | 10:30am
Si Ellis, Ellis James Creative
Si started EllisJames in 2002, and continues his mission to deliver Design Thinking and Doing as a daily business essential. The creative process is relevant to all and incredibly powerful for everyone throughout an organisation to improve clarity of vision, engagement, differentiation and brand strength.
Si is committed to developing close links with schools to improve the quality of design education and understanding as a problem-solving mindset and a creative discipline, driving innovation and entrepreneurship in young, inspired minds.
Where would Business be without the creative arts? Culture, design, brand, mental health and the very environment in which we live and work.
Innovation depends creative thinking, designing processes, building brand, improving productivity all require creativity to move things forward.
Can we teach creativity? How do the creative arts impact businesses and how can business ensure that a culture of creativity is embedded to allow innovation and fresh thinking?
The place we locate our business and base our staff is a further extension of how the arts impact business. Culture, performing and fine arts build a balanced lifestyle so important to mental health.
So how does the jigsaw work? We bring together a panel of business and arts professionals to explore a fundamental and often misunderstood relationship.
Solution Storming – “Reimagining our High Streets – How can we think differently about the social, economic and community challenges?”
Wednesday 3rd March | 4:30pm
“Reimagining our High Streets – How can we think differently about the social, economic and community challenges?”
A facilitated discussion will follow the Question Storming event. We will tackle the most revealing questions and expand the dialogue toward potential solutions.
With complex issues, enduring solutions will require more time, conversation, analysis and work. However we can get some immediate insights, ideas, & innovative solutions that had never come to mind before.
There are no definitive answers about “how” to accomplish effective placemaking; every place is unique. Yet the questions developed from the earlier Question Storming will create new thinking about the drivers and priorities for next steps. Our panel picks up the discussion from the difficult questions and looks for conclusions and recommendations to better create the places we will call home for decades to come.
Chair: Sandra Baer, CEO, Personal Cities
Sandra is the President of Personal Cities, a smart city company dedicated to “imagining the city as it will be.” She works to enrol every stakeholder toward a shared sense of now—toward safe, prosperous, happy communities.
She is a champion of creative collaboration between the public and private sector and has worked with city leaders, worldwide for over 20 years. Through stakeholder engagement, social inclusion and the acceleration of innovative technologies, Sandra inspires coordinated action to make cities smarter.