Creativeworks London brings new collaborative research opportunities to London’s creative businesses. We are thirty-eight London-based universities, colleges, museums, libraries and archives. Together, we have unrivalled skills and expertise that can be of benefit to businesses who are interested in exploring areas such as entrepreneurial development, emerging markets, new ways of engaging London’s diverse audiences, and the development of digital resources and media content.

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Creativeworks London has now been supporting collaborative research and innovative knowledge exchange for three years and we are delighted by how much has been achieved in that time.

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Creativeworks London’s aim is to bring researchers, creative entrepreneurs and businesses together to explore the issues that impact on London’s creative economy.

Through our Knowledge Exchange programme we have now awarded:

  • 51 Creative Vouchers & 3 BOOST Awards.
  • 22 Creative Entrepreneurs (the final round is currently open)
  • 22 Researchers who have taken up a residency in a small/medium sized enterprise (SME).

Please go to home to view all awarded projects.


CWL’s research over the past three years has generated substantial and very useful knowledge for SMEs in the creative economy, policy makers, and academic researchers. This can be found in a large number of Working Papers, policy briefings, scholarly articles, and films on this site.

Please go to Publications and Research to find out more.


We would also draw your attention to the recent launch of – Widening the Register  – a blog that will regularly feature articles, think pieces and reports from Creativeworks London, its partners, awardees, and the wider community.


The London Creative and Digital Fusion programme that operated alongside CWL’s Creative Voucher and Researcher-in-Residence schemes has now come to an end. The findings and a selection of projects awarded can be viewed in the digital booklet in our Press & Media section. The London Fusion booklet is also downloadable here.


We are now embarking on our final final year, when we will see all our funded collaborative projects through to completion, ensure that our research is widely disseminated, and work with partners both in London and internationally to enable at least some of the work undertaken by CWL to continue into the future. Evaluating our work and ensuring that everything we have learned is shared with the widest possible audience will also be a key part of our activities in the coming year.

Professor Morag Shiach, Director, Creativeworks London

Contact us at info@cwlondon.org.uk

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.

Arts & Humanities Research Council
Queen Mary - University of London
London Fusion
European Union