Cultural Enterprises Conference 2021

Important Information for Delegates

The Cultural Enterprises Conference that was due to take place in Harrogate on 26-27 May 2021 has been cancelled. Instead we will be hosting a digital Conference on 24-27 May 2021.

If you hold an existing booking for the Harrogate Conference, we will refund 100% of your booking fee (excluding the Gala Dinner).

To claim your refund please complete the form below.

Frequently Asked Questions

When and where will the 2021 Conference take place?

The 2021 Cultural Enterprises Conference and Trade Show will take place online during the week of 24-27 May 2021.

Why have you moved to a digital event?

Given the ongoing uncertainty around the pandemic, we have decided not to proceed with the Conference as a face to face event in Harrogate this May. However, we still want to bring you all the same exciting opportunities for learning and networking, which is why we’ve decided to host our very first digital Conference. This way we can guarantee you the best possible experience, that is both safe and accessible for all.

Can I transfer my existing booking to the digital Conference?

No. You will need to complete the form to claim a full refund on your existing booking (excluding Gala Dinner, travel and accommodation). You will then need to make a new booking for the digital Conference when bookings open in early spring.

Can I donate my booking fee?

If you are able to donate the cost of your existing booking to the Association we would be incredibly grateful. As with the rest of the sector, we have worked hard to weather the storm to date, but we are not immune to its impact. We are fully engaged in both managing and protecting the charity and developing content and tools that mean that we can continue to deliver our mission.

Will you refund my travel and accommodation costs?

Your contract for these costs is with your travel and/or accommodation provider. We cannot cover any losses incurred.

When will bookings open for the digital Conference?

Bookings for the digital Conference will open in early spring, and will be announced on our website, by email and on social media.

Will the Cultural Enterprises Awards still take place?

Yes the 2021 Cultural Enterprises Awards will be going ahead, featuring a number of new categories designed to showcase the creativity, innovation and resilience that so many of our members have demonstrated over the past 12 months. Entries will open in early March, so keep an eye on your inbox for details of how to enter. The winners will be announced during the digital Conference. 

If you have any further questions please get in touch at

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