This is the CWL News and Funded Project News Archive. It draws an informative picture on which stories relevant to the creative industries were happening during the AHRC-funded period of Creativeworks London between 2012 and 2016.

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Creativeworks London PhD in Residence Round One Awards

We are delighted to announce Creativeworks London has awarded the first round of our PhD in Residence Scheme.

Creativeworks London’s Universities have large numbers of highly motivated, entrepreneurial PhD students and Postdoctoral researchers who have the skills that creative businesses need.

This scheme invited businesses to identify their requirements for support and expertise. Through events, Creativeworks London’s Knowledge Exchange team arranged for a careful match with an appropriate Doctoral student or Postdoctoral researcher who will now be paid to work for the company for a three to four month period.

The awards have gone to five, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and will support London’s businesses and academics in developing projects to ultimately have a positive effect on London’s Creative Economy.

We would like to congratulate:

Awardees: Coney and Sam Holmes from Kings College London

Project Name: Building an evidence base for the impact of responsive narrative adventures within formal learning.


Awardees: Corey Baker Dance and Katharine Fry from Queen Mary, University of London

Project Name: Kapa Haka, a Maori Tale: Creating a full-length work that combines dance and the Maori art form Kapa-Haka, creating a new dance language and portraying a Maori Myth and Legend as a potential narrative.


Awardees: fanSHEN and Rebecca Enderby from Kings College London

Project Name: Cheese: Exploring the use of modified gym machines to engage users with themes of renewable energy; energy generated on these machines utilised to power a theatrical production which explores environmental and financial sustainability.


Awardees: Furtherfield and Alexandra Reynolds from Kingston University

Project Name: VisitorsStudio: Research into the multi-media co-creation software VisitorsStudio in the context of technological, behavioural and cultural changes since its creation.


Awardees: Hide & Seek and Phil Hellary from Queen Mary, University of London

Project Name: Searchlight: Exploration, review and development of a computer-moderated game for public spaces, using motion detection with floor projection and real objects to create a physical two-player challenge.


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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.