Exploring Blockchain in the Cultural Sector

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Venue: Virtual

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'Exploring Blockchain in the Cultural Sector' is an online conference hosted by the University of Manchester.

About this Event

Exploring Blockchain in the Cultural Sector is an online conference hosted by the University of Manchester which will examine the possibilities of using this technology across the cultural and creative sectors. Through the linking of this technology to these sectors, the aim of this conference is to provide an accessible way into the blockchain field for those who have little or no understanding of the technology. In doing so, this conference will encourage ideation and critical examination of the technology and highlight the potentials, barriers and critiques of blockchain.

We invite researchers, professionals, students and artists to join us for this one-day online conference which includes speakers from across the world. Topics include:

  • Exploring alternative economies and forms of governance
  • Tokens and tokenisation in the context of the arts
  • Examining the notion of authenticity and provenance
  • The potential use cases of the technology in relation to the creative and art industries.


We will be holding this conference online using Zoom with a series of panels and a keynote. Attendees are invited to join as many or as few sessions as they would like. Full programme can be found here.


Please register via Eventbrite so that we can include you in communications. Nearer the time, we will email attendees registration links for each individual session

This conference is supported by the AHRC (through the North West Consortium Doctoral Training Partnership Cohort Development Fund), Creative Manchester & Digital Futures