As a result of feedback from members of our Creative and Cultural Champions Network we are producing our first Cultural Education CPD and Networking Conference this year.

The event will take place on Wednesday, the 3rd of July 2024, from 9 am – 5 pm at Buckinghamshire New University, Queen Alexandra Rd, High Wycombe HP11 2JZ.

The event will see us bring together national and local partners from the creative, cultural, heritage and cultural education sector to deliver keynote speeches, CPD sessions, short talks, networking opportunities and pre-bookable 1-2-1 time with a range of organisations.

There will be an opportunity for cultural partners, organisations, artists, and practitioners looking to work with educators and educational settings to have a stall at the event to set out their services.

There will also be an opportunity for educators to book 15 minute slots to have a more detailed discussion with you.

We have opportunities for you to run CPD and short talk sessions. The CPD sessions are 45 minutes long and short inspirational talks 15 minutes.

We will have 3 breakout rooms:

  1. Primary Education – This will be for sessions aimed at supporting cultural education in Primary schools
  2. Secondary Education– This will be for sessions aimed at supporting cultural education in secondary schools
  3. Special Educational Needs and Disability – This will be for sessions aimed at supporting educators in delivering cultural education to young people with special educational needs, disabilities, or challenging circumstances and/or behaviours

The event will be FREE for creative and cultural organisations, artists and practitioners to book a promotional stall.

Confirmed speakers and CPD sessions are:


  • Anahita Malek – Bucks New Uni & YCB
  • The Artis Foundation

CPD Sessions

  • The Artis Foundation – Creative Curriculum in Primary Schools
  • CUE 34 Theatre Company – Giving Power to Your Voice
  • Vache Baroque – A History of Sound
  • Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre – Bridging the Gap to get your class Writing
  • Aspire AP – Using the visual arts across the curriculum to support different learning styles
  • Sign Dance Collective – How to use a creative method of learning and recalling BSL – as BSL becomes a national curriculum subject.
  • The Artis Foundation – Supporting students with SEND
  • Collar & Cuffs Co – Cultural Education STINKS!

Short Inspirational Talks

  • Artswork – Empowering Primary Education Through Creative Careers
  • Bryony Moss – My SEND Creative Career Journey
  • Chiltern Arts – Listen Up & Listen In

Organisations available for 1-2-1 slots to discuss how you can work together

  • Waddesdon Manor
  • Bucks Archives
  • Artswork
  • Sign Dance Collective
  • Vache Baroque
  • Stowe House
  • National Paralympic Heritage Trust
  • Roald Dahl Museum & Story Centre
  • Harsha Basu Paintings
  • Collar & Cuffs Co
  • Chiltern Arts

If you are interested in running a session, having a stall, doing a talk, you can register your interest and submit your proposals to run CPD and/or short talks below and we will be back in touch with you in due course.

If you have any questions please contact Claire Willis at

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