Creative Voucher Scheme

The Creative Voucher scheme enabled small and medium sized businesses to partner with an arts & humanities-based researcher from one of Creativeworks London’s partner institutions. This section shows all of the projects that we have supported. More information about the scheme can be found here.

Creative Voucher Scheme


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Vital Arts and Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

ROUND 3

Rachel Louis and Patricia Austin’s project started with an observation: The Renal Unit at the Royal London Hospital has over 1,200 patients, with each patient required to spend 15 hour a week receiving dialysis, and a 80% chance of never receiving a kidney transplant, a significant portion of their lives are spent in hospital. Their answer, explore ways of improving patient experiences at the micro-locality via activities and design interventions, engage and enrich patient experience, ultimately building a sense of place and community.

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Team Cally CV 3rd round

Bemerton TMO/Team Cally and University of the Arts London

ROUND 3

The Cally Calls project attempted to generate a distinct voice for residents of ‘The Cally’, or the Caledonian Road area. Artists Anna Hart and Tilly Fowler, AIR, collaborated with Mohamed Hammoudan of community organisation Team Cally to establish seven pairings between artists and residents.

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Spitafields music CV 3rd round

Spitialfields Music and Queen Mary, University of London

ROUND 3

Pairing with Queen Mary University of London this collaboration sought to explore the impact Spitalfields Music has had, producing data and research that would help shape future directions and policies.

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Shared Assets CV 3rd Round

Shared Assets Ltd and Kingston University London

ROUND 3

Limehouse Cut, a canal in Tower Hamlets, links two areas of regeneration, the Olympic Park to the North and Limehouse to the South. It has the potential to be a substantial local asset, however, despite potential the Cut remains an underused and intimidating place, situated in London’s poorest borough, it is to be got through rather than enjoyed. Simultaneously rising rents in other areas of London mean creative business are looking for new spaces. With these factors in mind the collaboration between Kingston University’s Landscape Interface Studio and community focused not-for-profit Shared Assets Limited looked to reimagine the Cut to benefit local people.

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Platform 7 CV 3rd Round

Platform-7 and King’s College London

ROUND 3

Professor Andy Pratt’s report assessed: audience and participants, artistic practices, place and time based activities, curatorial approaches to deduce the final block required to create a new chapter in the company.

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Digital Shoreditch CV 3rd Round

Digital Shoreditch and City University London

ROUND 3

Dr Sara Jones’s work with Digital Shoreditch set out to develop an understanding of the symbiotic relationship between Tech City, the name given to the a cluster of technology companies in East London, and the Digital Shoreditch Festival, a yearly event celebrating technological creativity.

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ArcolaTheatre CV 3rd round

Arcola Theatre Production Company and City University London

ROUND 3

The Arcola Theatre Production Company is a Dalston based culture anchor for the area’s diverse communities. In one of London’s most deprived spots it is a pivotal point that must simultaneously serve its established audiences whilst adapting to gentrification and the new audiences this brings with it.

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

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.