AHRC - Arts & Humanities Research Council
The research network is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). Each year the AHRC provides funding from the Government to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities. Only applications of the highest quality are funded and the range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK.
Main academic Partners
King's College London, Department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries
TThere are few dedicated research centres, departments or programmes of study in the world that examine this intersection of the cultural and socioeconomic spheres and their histories, peoples and practices in a coordinated fashion, or that provide on a broad basis the kinds of knowledge that might facilitate careers in these industries. CMCI seeks to occupy this position. CMCI is committed to exploring a trans-local analyses of the cultural and creative industries. CMCI aspires to place equal weight to the range of experiences and practices of cultural production and use, and to be sensitive to the situated practices of cultural expression. This means looking at the intersections of fields of practice and policy, theory and empirics, formal and informal, public and private, for and not-for profit. CMCI research is characterised by this unique interdisciplinary vision, and by unique and world leading research outputs, and impact . King's College London will host the final seminar: Creative graduates and creative careers: embedding creativity with Culture Capital Exchange
University of Manchester, School of Arts, Histories and Cultures
The core of the School's interest is the field of human cultures, beliefs and institutions. Its work embraces the material, visual, creative and performative dimensions of culture, and as such fosters a rich interdisciplinary culture led by world-renowned scholars with a diversity of expertise, from analysts to creative artists, from historians of ideas to cultural theorists. The Centre for Arts Management and Cultural Policy was established in 2009, as part of the Institute for Cultural Practices. Its aim is to provide an axis for engagement, collaboration and partnership between arts and cultural management professionals, sector organisations and higher education. It provides a base for research, teaching, knowledge transfer and professional development relevant to arts and cultural professionals with particular interest in the areas of management, leadership, policy-making and strategic development.
The University of Manchester will host the seminar: Higher education and the arts and cultural sector
Other academic Partners
Culture Lab, University of Galsgow
Culture Lab was founded in May 2006 to provide a central hub for a range of creative activities within the University and the wider region. Culture Lab is both a physical building and a group of collaborators in the field of creative practice.
Culture Lab at the University of Newcastle will host the workshop Creative knowledge, digital co-production and communities
Brighton Fuse starts with the belief that by connecting the arts, humanities and design with digital and ICT, then creativity and innovation can be enhanced.It is a 2-year research and development project which will map, measure and assist Brighton’s creative, digital and IT (CDIT) cluster. The project will support mutually beneficial connections between higher education, those engaged in the creation of arts and culture and Brighton’s digital technology sector.
The University of Brighton and Brighton Fuse will host the workshop Higher education, communities and cultural regeneration
The Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research is based in the Birmingham School of Media, BCU. Research focuses on work associated with the cultural and creative industries, emphasising enterprise, cultural consumption and new digital technologies. The team have run externally funded projects and published work which deepens and integrates the following themes: cultural practice, history and heritage;social media, interactivity, digital participation; digital and online archives; locative-media, gaming cultural practices, application to other domains.
In the last five years BCMRC's Interactive Cultures team (http://interactivecultures.org/) has worked with over 100 organisations in the creative industries and the arts. The team’s work is based firmly on principles of knowledge exchange, forging partnerships with shared goals and benefits.
Birmingham City University will host the workshop "Spaces and networks as shared platforms: creative arts & creative industries"
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane (Australia)
Located in the Creative Industries Precinct, alongside research centres and creative enterprises, the QUT Creative Industries Faculty is not only training the creative workforce, but working with industry and government to grow the sector.
The Queensland University of Technology will host the seminar: Creative engagement and creative economy: the Australian experience
University of Western Sydney, Sydney (Australia)
The University of Western Sydney will host the second seminar: Creative engagement and creative economy: the Australian experience
The Culture Capital Exchange (London)
The Culture Capital Exchange is a membership network of Universities principally London based with the focus of creating inspired collaborations between Higher Education, cultural and creative industries and businesses, large and small. The Culture Capital Exchange believes that through this exchange of knowledge and expertise economic, social and cultural benefits will grow to mutual advantage.
The Culture Captial Exchange will host the worskhop Creative graduates and creative careers: embedding creativity