Anthony Hughes

Anthony HughesAnthony has over 20 years experience working commercially in many areas of the creative industries.

For the last 10 years, he has also worked in public sector roles supporting the economic and strategic development creative industries.

These included:

Digital Central a partnership between Birmingham City University and the Regional Development Agency AWM where he developed strategy and networks for the Music & Radio industries. Screen WM The regional Film,TV & Digital agency, with a focus on audience development for Cinema Exhibition, Film Archive and Media Education supporting a wide range of clients through the lottery investment fund.

He is Co-founding Director and Chair of Birmingham Music Network, now in it’s 13th Year and Screen Image Network – both hosted at Millennium Point by BCU contributing towards the wider strategic aims of Creative Network events.

Much of his work has involved contributing and advising on creative, cultural and economic policy; sitting on strategy boards and in supporting roles for creative SMEs.

Anthony took on the role of Project Manager for Smart Culture in May this year and can be contacted by email at