This page summarises all of the events and activities that Creativeworks London has produced or was involved in. Included are also events and activities that were organised by our collaborators and/or partners.

CWL Events Archive

Home and Art: Creating, Performing and Researching Home

Date: May 1, 2015

Following years of neglect or even ridicule among modernist artists, the home has become a prevalent theme of contemporary art. This recent ‘turn to the domestic’ has involved an engagement with houses and homes as both sites and subjects of artistic practice, including performance art, photography, film, installation art, sculpture and illustration. Such work has been conceptual or starkly realist, …

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Funding for innovation for creative enterprises

Date: April 30, 2015

Join Golant Media Ventures, in collaboration with SpaceportX, in Manchester on 30 April for a workshop on funding for innovation for creative enterprises. Funding is not just a matter of applying for the right grant. We will also introduce you to business models that maximise the value of your content, data and other intellectual property – making the case to …

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How to grow your business in Europe

Date: April 29, 2015

Does your business need help to expand into the European market? Come and learn how to access the opportunities offered by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) including: How to develop your business in new markets Find business partners Source or license new technologies Access EU finance and EU funding The EEN is an official European Commission business support network helping businesses …

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Sensing Environments: An Internet of Things Pit Stop

Date: April 27, 2015 – April 28, 2015

Join us at the Digital Catapult for a two day pit stop event where you will have the chance to get one-to-one advice from experts in the Internet of Things on Smart Cities, Sensing Environments and Smart Buildings. With recent emphasis on building Internet of Things applications around Smart Cities, we’ve gathered together key thinkers in this space. They will …

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Business with China workshop

Date: April 24, 2015

Have you been trading for three years or more? Are you interested in growing your business in China? This workshop could be for you! The workshop will consist of networking, negotiating red tape, etiquette & culture and developing your action plan. Speakers Speakers from Kingston Business School, China-Britain Business Council, Zhejiang University, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Computing and London …

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NESTA: The creative economy and the future of employment

Date: April 22, 2015

Why the UK needs one million extra creative jobs by 2030 and what the government should do about it. A future government should prioritise the creation of one million new creative jobs by 2030. There are some 2.6 million jobs in the UK’s creative economy, growing at around three times the rate of the workforce as a whole. Within this, 1.8 …

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Webinar: Social media for business

Date: April 21, 2015

Please note this is an online event Everyone seems to talking about social media these days, but how can Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and blogging actually help your business? The potential to reach new customers through social media has never been greater and is constantly growing. With £5.67 billion attributed to social commerce purchases annually and website visitors being ten …

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Questioning Rights: Disruptive and emerging IPR management practices in the arts

The event will examine the challenges and opportunities of Intellectual Property Rights for creative practice in the cultural sector. We have drawn together a range of speakers to share their expertise and practical experiences of navigating and exploring IPR and creativity. From libraries and archives to legal professionals and creative practitioners, find out how colleagues are pushing the boundaries and …

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Philanthropy and Funding for the Arts

The Creative Industries Federation Federation Policy Seminars are exclusive events at which a selection of experts and interested parties hold detailed discussions on specific areas of policy affecting the creative industries.  Reserve a place Time – tbc

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Rob Sherman’s “On My Wife’s Back” – An End of Residency Seminar

Date: April 17, 2015

Join us for hot beverages, Eccles cakes, talks and live music; in an afternoon seminar celebrating the achievements of  Rob Sherman’s residency at the British Library. Rob created original art, both physical and digital, in response to the Lines in the Ice exhibition; including a book hand bound with support from the Library’s Collection Care department (you can read about this in their blog). …

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V&A Design Culture Salon 16: What does design do for citizenship in the age of the consumer?

Date: April 10, 2015

Notions of the consumer and the citizen have become curiously entangled in recent years. In many cases, design has been the culprit in delivering this entanglement. Advertisements, branding and luxury lifestyle products increasingly conflate buying and consuming with individual agency on a variety of public issues, from climate change to online privacy. But how meaningful is this association? If design …

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qLegal workshop: What is a Patent? Patents Explained for Start-ups

Date: March 30, 2015

In this free workshop qLegal advisers will discuss: What is a patent? How do you apply for a patent? How long does a patent last? What are the benefits of a patent? What is patentable? Commercial considerations in applying for a patent Alternatives to a patent Click here to book yourself a space.

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Open Source, Communities & Authority. Is ‘Open’ relevant to art organisations?

Date: March 27, 2015

/Line Up: - Jamie Noviq – Compucorp – Ruth Catlow, Furtherfield - Ashley Van Haeften (Fæ) For this session we are looking at the implications of an open digital culture for cultural organisations: how it affects organisational structure itself; relationships with audience and online community; and how an open culture treats its content. These are broad, interwoven themes, and this session will be as much …

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Symposium – Fashion & The Senses

Early bird ticket prices expire 27 February. How might thinking and making through the senses inform critical and innovative fashion research, practice and industry? An international multi-disciplinary forum for industry professionals, academics, practitioners and postgraduate students, guest speakers from the forefront of their disciplines. Speakers include: Professor Michael Bull – Professor of Sound Studies School of Media, Film and Music, University …

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Does the governance and regulation of the BBC need to be changed

Date: March 26, 2015

Series: City Speed Debates City University London is delighted to announce the third of our half-day seminars to be held ahead of the BBC Charter Review. ‘Does the governance and regulation of the BBC need to be changed?’ will be the theme of this seminar. These events have become known as ‘the City speed-debates’. The first Chairman of the BBC Trust, …

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Introducing registered designs searching

Date: March 25, 2015

This workshop explains the basics behind registered design protection and how to use the free web databases. You will have the opportunity to try out the databases with help from our experts, and ask questions. What is a registered design? Event details Who should attend? Entrepreneurs, inventors, innovators and pre-start businesses that have an idea or product that they are looking to …

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Kingston University Enterprising Women

Ever visited a coffee shop or online retailer and thought, “I could do this better!”? Are friends raving about your delicious cakes or fabulous jewellery? Do you have a solution to a problem that would make a daily task easier or more efficient? Perhaps you’re considering going freelance, or looking for an opportunity to work from home. Kingston University Enterprising …

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Creativeworks London 3rd Annual Creative Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Scheme Information Event

Date: March 24, 2015

Creativeworks London is delighted to announce the final round of our Creative Entrepreneurs-in-Residence Scheme. This exciting initiative supports Cultural, Creative and Creative Digital sector entrepreneurs who are interested in undertaking a short-term residency with one of Creativeworks London’s research partners. The residencies will be focussed on supporting entrepreneurs to work with the research community to assist in the development of …

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qLegal workshop: Companies, Social Media and the Law #legalpointers

Date: March 23, 2015

In this workshop qLegal advisers will discuss: Opportunities through use of social media: Promotion Advertising Brand Customer base Potential pitfalls through use of social media: Employees and companies- consistent voice Responsibility for content if you own website Ownership of content if you are a user Libel/defamation Criminal activity and use of  social media: Abuse Trolling/cyber bullying/freedom of speech – where …

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Finance Your Creative Business

Date: March 19, 2015

Getting access to the right finance at the right time can be a game-changer for creative firms allowing them to grow in size and scale. Whilst you may know the worth of your business, how do you communicate that worth to the right people in the right places to enable your business to grow? Are you a successful creative or digital …

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Inventions Advice Clinics

Date: March 18, 2015

Free 40 minute, one-to-one appointments Get expert advice at these free one-to-one sessions. Can ideas21 help you with any of the following? Design & Prototyping - All successful products have been developed via a systematic product design and development process. This process ensures that the product solves the right problems, appeals to a proven market, sells for the right price and performs …

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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.