HYOC2020 Celebration Event

Tuesday 2nd March saw creative and cultural organisations from across the county gather together to reflect on 2020, its challenges, its opportunities and how the experience will change how we work into 2021 and beyond.

We hope that the morning provided a mix of celebration and reflection, information sharing and connection making, all with an eye to the future of culture and creativity in Hertfordshire. 

All the information from the day can be downloaded below:


Download the Agenda 

Download Highlights from the Chat and Useful Links


How Does Art and Culture Impact on an Individual's Wellbeing,

Dr Jordana Peake, Senior Evaluation Officer, Hertfordshire County Council




Creativity and Culture for Children and Young People in Hertfordshire

Kirsten Hutton, Programme Manager for Hertfordshire, Royal Opera House Bridge and Maria Thomas, HCEP Lead, University of Hertfordshire

CLICK to download the Slides



Arts Council England, Reflections on HYOC2020,

Emily Chase, Relationship Manager, Arts Council England



Panel Discussion: Impacts and Responses to Covid-19


Breakout Rooms: Challenges, Opportunities and Working Together 

Download the Discussion Notes


What Next and We Are Creative Hertfordshire

Liz Gore, HYOC2020 Project Co-ordinator



Thanks to Hitchen based @DantheScribbler for this wonderful illustration reflecting on HYOC2020 and the Celebration Event.  A challenging year but still plenty to celebrate for Hertfordshire's Creative Community! 

HYOC2020 Image