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


publick works

Public Works Ltd and Queen Mary University of London

ROUND 6

Revaluing Temporary Urban Use was a collaboration connecting urban researchers with art and architectural practitioners to discuss value practices around temporary urban use. The project with Public Work Ltd focused on researching the values of practitioners, local authorities and users around selected projects in Hackney Wick, London.

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Carthage Music Ltd and SOAS

ROUND 6

Together Carthage and SOAS examined ideas of authorship and song ownership in relation to the griot tradition, which has been handed down through the generations since the Mande Empire in the 13th Century.

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theatre peckham

Theatre Peckham and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

ROUND 6

Theatre Peckham and Royal Central School of Speech and Drama undertook research into young people’s engagement with drama, theatre and performance, to support Theatre Peckham in establishing a performing arts course for post-16s aspiring to enter into education and employment in the creative and cultural sectors. Theatre Peckham wanted to ask young people directly about the value they placed on such education and participation in the arts – what was it worth to them?

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SPACE and Central St Martins, University of the Arts London

ROUND 6

SPACE initiated this project due to concerns that affordable premises for creative workspace in London are at risk, wanting to have a stronger advocacy tool than reports and statistics. The project helped to work out key messages and consider the complexities of conveying certain concepts – for instance a creative hub or an eco-system, which are challenging to explain or quantify.

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Serendip Foundation (The Arthur C. Clarke Award) and Birkbeck, University of London

ROUND 6

The primary aim of the project was to investigate what science fiction fans might offer mainstream cultural enterprises as a significant consumer group and how the cultural value of such a group might be defined. The project surveyed the extent of geek influence across the creative and cultural industries and sought to identify what value could be created in the intersection between these organisations and audiences.

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Repreeznt

Reprezent and Goldsmiths, University of London

ROUND 6

As part of this, the project looked into Reprezent’s creative radio training through which young people will create radio features and gain exposure in all aspects of advanced editing, show planning, presenting, and recording, enabling the development of communication and technical skills which further enhances opportunity enables entry into the creative industry.

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Q-Art and City University London

ROUND 6

The project used Social Network Analysis to help evaluate what impact the crits had on the individual networks of early career artists. The six month project involved interviews with ten participants, five who self-identified as ‘self taught’ and five fine arts graduates.

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Only Connect and Institute of Education

ROUND 6

The six-month long project, in collaboration with a researcher from the Institute of Education, sought to demonstrate the value of the arts in causing people to cease and refrain from offending, a process known as ‘desistance’.

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Heidi Hinder and Victoria and Albert Museum

ROUND 6

Heidi Hinder designs and creates art objects, wearable items, and interactive experiences for gallery exhibition, commission, and sale. With a background in literature, film and television, and degree studies in jewellery and silversmithing, Hinder’s work seeks to tell thought-provoking stories through beautifully crafted objects.

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Clean Break and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

ROUND 6

The project was a longitudinal research project, gathering quantitative and qualitative data from 63 Clean Break alumni aiming to better understand, celebrate and share the diverse contributions and value that Clean Break’s alumni bring to the cultural landscape and to their communities. It culminated in a written report, Celebrating Success, which tells the women’s stories and providing some evidence of their cultural value and also in an accompanying photographic and audio exhibition, The Changing Face of the Arts, which celebrates and promotes the women’s contributions to their communities and the cultural landscape, which have resulted from their engagement with Clean Break and the arts.

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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.