In partnership with Oxford Festival of the Arts, MCS was delighted to present a free virtual panel event exploring the resilience of the creative sector in the UK and abroad on 11 March



OWs Jim Hawker (1992) and John Caird (1966)  assembled a multifarious panel of creatives at the forefront of various industries. Together, they tackled the issues that the sector has faced since the pandemic, including:

  • What will the arts sector look like by the end of 2021?
  • Is the Government doing enough? How has governmental response differed internationally?
  • What will be the impact on young talent?
  • How are the likes of Netflix and Amazon supporting the industry?
  • Will we lose our creative soft power?
  • Is now the time for corporates to step up?

Watch the event in full here:

How Resilient Is the Creative Industry?

Our Speakers

John Caird
Writer and Stage Director (OW 1966)
Dame Harriet Walter
Tom Piper
Artist and Theatre Designer (OW 1983)
Stephen Boxer
Actor (OW 1967)
Juliette Fritsch
Museum and Cultural Heritage Professional
John La Bouchardière
Opera, Film and TV Director (OW 1983)
Jim Hawker
Co-Founder of Threepipe Reply agency (OW 1992)