Ukraine Creative Spark Policy Forum 2021

HIGHER EDUCATION FOR CREATIVE INDUSTRIES DEVELOPMENT

1 December 2021 — online

ABOUT THE FORUM

Ukraine Creative Spark Policy Forum 2021 is a platform to discuss strategic approaches to strengthening the role of higher education institutions in creative industries development using experience of the Creative Spark programme and beyond.

The forum is organised by the British Council in Ukraine. Producer of the forum is Volodymyr Vorobey (PPV Knowledge Networks).

The following participants attended the forum:

  • Representatives of ministries, agencies, foundations and international organisations involved in the development of higher education and creative industries in Ukraine and abroad
  • Representatives of Ukrainian and UK higher education institutions
  • Representatives of creative industries
  • Representatives of media and independent experts

As part of the forum we initiated the formation of the working group on Higher Education and Creative Industries to jointly develop a roadmap on how to strengthen universities’ institutional capacity and adaptation of academics in Ukraine. Check for more details here

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VIDEO- AND PHOTOGALLERY

In this section you will find forum photographs and video presentations showcasing how higher education and creative industries cooperate in Ukraine at the level of policies, approaches and practices (in Ukrainian only).

PROGRAMME

1 December, 13:00 – 17:00 (GMT+2)

Time

Session

13:00 – 13:10

Forum Opening

Nicholas Thomas, Director, British Council in Ukraine

13:10 – 14:00

Keynote speeches

Creative Industries Development and the Role of Universities

Key themes:

  • The role of universities in the development of creative industries – the UK experience
  • Trajectories of creative industries development and reforming higher education in Ukraine

Speakers:

Dinah Caine, Chair of Council, Goldsmiths University of London, member of the Creative Industries Council

Vasyl Kosiv, Doctor of Arts History, Rector of Lviv National Academy of Arts

14:00 – 15:00

Plenary discussion І

Creative Industries Development and the Role of Universities

Key themes:

  • Which policies influence the role of universities in creative industries development
  • Educational landscape of preparing professionals for creative industries – classical and arts universities, professional and non-formal education
  • Hidden levers – key actions, policies, interventions that can support the contribution of universities into the creative industries development

Speakers:

Sara Pepper, Director of Creative Economy, Cardiff University

Oleg Sharov, General Director of the Directorate of Professional and Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine

Lyudmila Hanushchak-Yefimenko, Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

Halyna Hryhorenko, Head of the State Agency of Ukraine for Arts and Art Education

Olha Sahaidak, Art critic, Curator, Co-founder of Dofa Fund

15:00 – 15:10

Break

15:10 – 16:00

Interactive block

Institutional Capacity of Universities for Creative Industries Development – Policies, Approaches, Practices

  • Short video presentations with cases of policies, approaches and practices – at the national and universities’ levels
  • Evaluation of potential impact and reasonability to scale up presented policies, approaches and practices (interactive engagement)
  • The UK experience of reinforcing universities’ institutional capacity for the development of creative industries

16:00 – 16:50

Plenary discussion ІІ

Creative Industries and Higher Education – the Role of Policies

Key themes:

  • Forum conclusions – analysis, key statements, reflection
  • Presentation of the concept and process of the roadmap development for reinforcing universities’ institutional capacity and adaptation of academics.

Speakers:

Olha Rossoshanska, First Deputy Head of the State Agency of Ukraine for Arts and Art Education

Volodymyr Vorobey, Managing Director of PPV Knowledge Networks, economic development agency

Andrii Remizov, Acting Director of State Institution “Entrepreneurship and export promotion office”

Bohdan Morklianyk, member of the National Agency for Qualifications

16:50 – 17:00

Forum Closure

SPEAKERS

Dinah Caine

Chair of Governing Council of Goldsmiths, University of London; Member of the UK’s Creative Industries Council

Vasyl Kosiv

Doctor of Arts History, Rector of Lviv National Academy of Arts

Sara Pepper

Director of Creative Economy, Cardiff University

Oleg Sharov

General Director of the Directorate of Professional and Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine 

Lyudmyla Hanushchak-Yefimenko

Vice-Rector for Research and Innovation, Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design

Halyna Hryhorenko

Head of the State Agency of Ukraine for Arts and Art Education

Olha Sahaidak

Art critic, curator, co-founder of Dofa fund

Olha Rossoshanska

First Deputy Head of the State Agency of Ukraine for Arts and Art Education

Volodymyr Vorobey

Managing Director of PPV Knowledge Networks, economic development agency

Andrii Remizov

Acting Director of State Institution "Entrepreneurship and export promotion office"

Bohdan Morklianyk

member of the National Agency for Qualifications

Inna Pakhomova

Director of Projects and Innovation Institute, Poltava University of Economics and Trade

WORKING GROUP

As part of the Ukraine Creative Spark Policy Forum 2021 we initiated the formation of the Higher Education and Creative Industries working group to jointly develop a roadmap on how to strengthen universities’ institutional capacity and adaptation of academics in Ukraine.

We invited representatives of universities, creative industries and policy makers to join the working group.

Facilitator – Volodymyr Vorobey (PPV Knowledge Networks). Main tasks for the working group will are:

  • Development of an action (policies, approaches) plan to strengthen universities’ institutional capacity and adaptation of academics for the development of creative industries in Ukraine at different levels – national, regional, local, sectoral, institutional, level of teachers
  •  Development of a joint roadmap.

The findings of the working group will be posted on this website shortly