Higher education, creative engagement and the creative economy: the Australia experience
In July 2013 we conducted a research visit to Australia to explore their policy framework and academic practice in reference to engagement of higher education with communities, arts and the creative economy.
During our visit we hosted 2 workshops, in collaboration with our local partners Queensland University of Technology and University of Western Sydney.
You can explore the outcomes of each workshop (including presentation and audio files) using the links below:
Download our REPORT "Reflections on Higher education, creative engagement & the creative economy: the Australia experience"
Call for Papers
These two Australian workshops aim to explore the experience and modes of engagement in between higher education and the creative economy in
Australia. They will specifically focus on case studies, research and reflections from Australia and will offer the opportunity for to share comparative reflections in dedicated workshops taking place in Brisbane and in Sydney.
Themes that will be central (but not exclusive) to these workshops are:
Contributing to one of the workshops
If you are interested in taking part and presenting at one of the workshop, please indicate which of the two events you want to contribute to. As part of the call for papers we are looking for two different kinds of contributions:
Research papers: These papers will provide a theoretical perspective or present research outcomes which help us understand the dynamics of interaction between higher education and the arts and cultural sector. Selected speakers will be given 20 minutes to present their research followed by 10 minutes for Q&A
Case studies or reflections from practitioners, academics or policy makers: These shorter presentations (10 minutes) aim to creative opportunities for discussion of best practice, case studies and reflecting on the current relationships and modes of interaction between higher education and the arts and cultural sector. The presentations will be organised in panels and will be followed by group discussions.
Submitting your contribution
All interested scholars, policy makers, PhD students and practitioners interested in presenting:
Both abstracts and case studies/reflection must include full contact details. You should also specify if you are submitting to present a research paper or a case study/ reflection at the seminar. PLEASE SPECIFY WHICH OF THE TWO WORKSHOPS YOU WOULD PREFER TO ATTEND. Applicants will be contacted by 15th of May 2013 about the outcomes of their submission.
You can download here the CALL FOR PAPER document
Local Partners Organisations:
Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Queensland University of Technology
Institute for Culture and Society University of Western Sydney