Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence Scheme

Creativeworks London funded London-based creative entrepreneurs to take up a short-term residency with one of its research partners. The examples below demonstrate the range of residencies that were funded by CWL. More information about the scheme can be found here.

Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence Scheme


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Sigune Hamann and The V&A

ROUND 2

Based within the V&A Digital Programmes department artist Sigune Hamann spent her residency liaising with curators from the Theatre and Performance, and Asian Collections galleries. The resulting work encompasses two new series of works of Hamann’s signature panoramic 35mm film studies, one responding to each collection.

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Ross Miller and King’s College London

ROUND 2

During the residency period Miller successfully developed a new hybrid methodology for collaboration. This new methodology draw on the Agile methodology framework, was influenced by a wide pool of knowledge and developed in discussion with Dr Schmidt and artists Mary Paterson and Emma Frankland.

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Rob Sherman and The British Library

ROUND 2

Rob Sherman’s residency at The British Library revolved around the institutions upcoming Lines In The Ice exhibition, which focused on the 1845 expedition by John Franklin to discover the Northwest Passage. Sherman’s intention was to create new physical and digital narratives that could be integrated within exhibition displays, by doing this he hoped to more actively engage audiences and illuminate the stories of displayed objects.

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Paddy Hartley and King’s College London

ROUND 2

Tying in with the WW1 centenary period, 2014-2018, artist Paddy Hartley paired with Dr Ian Thompson of King’s College London. Interested in the history of Sir Harold Gillies, an extraordinary surgeon who pioneered many facial construction techniques, the residency set out to achieve two goals, firstly it would establish networks and secondly it would carry out a feasibility study. Both in aid of Hartley’s objective to create a dynamic, episodic, interactive iPad graphic novel that would tell the stories of WW1 veterans treated by Gillies.

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Nadege Meriau and Queen Mary University of London

ROUND 2

Nadège Mériau’s residency with Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for Studies of the Home (CSH) presented the opportunity for Mériau to work within an academic setting, and for Dr Richard Baxter to learn about artistic modes of production and interpretation. Developing towards an exhibition at the Geffrye Museum of the Home the residency took specific interest in the Aylesbury estate.

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Jack Hartnell and The Courtauld Institute of Art

ROUND 2

During the residency Hartnell was able to create new templates for Courtauld Books Online and develop the publications design. Hartnell has also assisted on the delivery of two new books by Courtauld Books Online, Modernist Games in 2014 and The Netherlandish Canon in 2015.

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Mark Bicton and Royal Holloway University of London

ROUND 2

By matching a writer with a geography researcher Mark Bicton’s residency with Royal Holloway University of London sought to develop a prototype model for a participatory creative writing workshop designed to engage local communities with environmental concerns.

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Kate Ryder and Kingston University London

ROUND 2

Building upon Kate Ryder’s previous ‘prepared piano’ experiments the entrepreneur in residence scheme with Kingston University London saw Ryder paired with Dr Tim Ewers in an attempt to create a ‘Super-Piano’. Adopting commercially available systems designed to generate MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) signals the project successfully created a technological system that can be easily attached to any grand piano.

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Karen Merkel & Akim Mogaji and Kingston University London

ROUND 2

During a research period the residency conducted consultation with sample film communities in West Africa, particularly Nigeria, scoped already existing online environments that might prove useful inspiration and networked with Kingston Unversity staff. The residency managed to establish links with the Nigerian film industry, including production companies Cinema Kpatakpata Ltd and Flint Productions.

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Giles Lane and Birkbeck, University of London

ROUND 2

The residency was split into two stages, in the first Lane hosted informal presentations and engagements with a select number of staff, these engagements helped uncovered future directions of data manifestation research. In the second stage Lane devised and delivered a ‘paper prototyping workshop’ titled Embodying Data which was run with PhD students on the 25th of November.

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Caroline Collinge & Edmond Salter and The V&A

ROUND 2

Via access to Robert Freidus’s collection and the archive of the Cut It Fold It Make It exhibition Collinge and Salter were about to uncover 19th century paper craft skills and explore how models can communicate narratives to the public. A by product of the research was the digitisation of a considerable portion of the Robert Freidus collection.

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Arts & Humanities Research Council
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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.