The Workstation


Published 20 June 2022 at 2:46pm

Recently elected South Yorkshire Mayor, Oliver Coppard, is set to outline how cultural and creative industries are intrinsic to the region’s success at an event in Sheffield on Monday 27 June.

Mayor Coppard will share his initial thoughts on future plans for the region’s thriving cultural and creative offer while attending the South Yorkshire Cultural and Creative Industries Network (SYCCIN) event at the Showroom Workstation on Paternoster Row.

The session is part of the internationally renowned Sheffield DocFest and also features a keynote speech by Clare Stewart, Interim CEO at DocFest. It is a free event open to all creative practitioners and will focus on festivals.

Also speaking will be:

  • Claudette Whittingham, Executive Director at UK Centre for Carnival Arts (UKCCA)
  • Alex Deadman, Tramlines Festival
  • Sara Unwin, Cultural Producer & Festival Manager at Off The Shelf
  • Rhonda Allen, Festival and carnival expert.

The SYCCIN is a forum open to the full spectrum of creative and cultural professionals across the region such as artists, photographers, actors, musicians, designers, publishers or producers. Representatives of the regular network events are from a range of organisations including theatres, TV studios, games developers, publishing houses, arts venues and much more.

As well as hearing from a dynamic panel of industry professionals, SYCCIN attendees will be able to share details about their creative projects, hear about upcoming funding opportunities and meet industry peers.

For further information about the event and to register for a free place, visit Anybody who would like to share a creative idea or success at the event is asked to email in advance.

The SYCCIN was established by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority and Showroom Workstation to help nurture talent to further boost the sector and the important part it plays in the regional economy.


Last Updated: 20/06/2022

Published In: Arts, Culture, Heritage, Mayor