CWL News Archive

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.


Creativeworks London Evaluation Report: A Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy

The Creativeworks London evaluation report is now available to download.  Creativeworks London (CWL) has undertaken a fascinating range of work over the past four years. Our aim has been to open up new opportunities for collaborative research between creative and cultural SMEs and researchers from the arts and humanities. We have done this because we believe that collaborative and co-created research can …

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Research Reflections: Knowledge exchange and early-career researchers as ‘translators’

Over the past four years, Creativeworks London has built over one hundred collaborative research partnerships between Arts and Humanities researchers in London and SMEs within London’s Creative Economy. These have generated diverse benefits including the development of prototypes, software, and apps; business growth and innovation of various types; the enhancement of democratic citizenship and the building of new audiences and …

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Designersblock and The Culture Capital Exchange come together to present Creative Matters

Designersblock 2016 15 – 25 September Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1 This year exhibitions, events and activities will run for the duration of the London Design Festival and take place as part of the Bankside Design District. Week 1. 15-18 September – Creative Matters: A New Forum for Creative Futures Creative Matters is a 4 day program for …

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The Arts Council at 70: A history in the spotlight

A Cultural Trends & King’s College London Conference 2016 2016 marks the 70th Anniversary of Arts Council England. King’s College London are choosing to mark this anniversary with a landmark conference for everyone with an interest in the burgeoning field of the history of cultural policy on 31st May 2016. We are bringing together key practitioners past and present to …

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Book release: Higher Education and the Creative Economy, Beyond the campus

Dr Roberta Comunian (King’s College London) and Dr Abigail Gilmore (University of Manchester) have released the latest edited book Higher Education and the Creative Economy, Beyond the campus published by Routledge last month. The book is one of the outputs of their recently completed AHRC Research Network grant which they were involved in from September 2012 till January 2015 ( …

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Invitation to tender: Crowdfunding platform

Nesta, Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport are developing a pilot programme in order to explore the following objectives: – The programme will seek to generate impact through selecting and financially supporting a number of arts and heritage projects. Through this process it will also develop insight into how these sectors can …

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Ogenblik to participate at Cambridge Wireless Innovation Showcase

Creativeworks London Creative Entrepreneur in Resident (CEIR) Deborah Werbner’s project OliTool has been accepted as one of twenty teams to participate in the Cambridge Wireless Innovation Showcase. OliTool, the first product in development of Ogenblik Ltd, founded by Deborah and Lisa Erickson, is a digital haptic device and software system to promote psychological wellbeing. The CEIR project enabled Deborah to …

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Creativeworks London and TCCE mini-guide: Developing Effective Research Collaborations

Creativeworks London (CWL) and The Culture Capital Exchange have created this mini-guide, with the hope that it might be useful to people interested in undertaking, supporting or better understanding research collaborations. We hope therefore it will be useful to a range of different readers. These will include: academic researchers wanting to work with the cultural or creative sectors, artists and …

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FutureFest Art Prize: Open call for artists

Nesta and Sedition are pleased to invite international artists and creatives to submit work to the 2016 FutureFest Art Prize. FutureFest is a weekend festival of radical ideas, compelling talks and interactive experiences designed to inspire people to question and shape the future. The third edition of the festival takes place at Tobacco Dock in London, 17-18 September 2016, and …

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New Creativeworks London working paper: Investigating London’s creative economy: A word on research methods

This paper is about the research methods used by Creativeworks London’s Place Work Knowledge (PWK) research strand in developing a number of case studies investigating the creative economy in parts of London. The PWK research strand focuses on some of the processes that drive and sustain London’s creative and cultural economy with a focus on the places, spaces and practice …

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The Lost Lending Library

            Image: Peabody with pupils in The Lost Lending Library, 2015, photograph by Paul Cochrane Punchdrunk Enrichment, the education and outreach arm of Punchdrunk, develop and deliver high quality participatory theatrical projects with children, young people and the wider community. One of their current projects is The Lost Lending Library, an installation-based storytelling project for …

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New preliminary report on KE hubs ‘Connecting to Innovate’

Creativeworks London are pleased to announce the release of “Connecting to Innovate”, a preliminary report on the achievements of the four AHRC funded Knowledge Exchange hubs for the Creative Economy: Creativeworks London, REACT, Design in Action  and The Creative Exchange. This document is the first step in mapping the many and varied achievements of the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s four …

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Literary Translation – Call for funding

The call for Literary Translation has now been published, this funding opportunity supports publishers and publishing houses to translate literary works from one European language into another, in order to encourage new audiences and promote cultural exchange. Grants of up to €100,000 are available for a slate of 3-10 works of fiction. Creative Europe Desk UK is here to help: …

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UK businesses report boost in innovation

More UK businesses than ever before are coming up with new ideas and products, according to official statistics released today (11 March 2016). The statistics, based on a survey of almost 30,000 employers between 2012 to 2014, show over half (53%) of UK businesses are actively engaging in developing and introducing new products and ways of making them, as well …

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University of Roehampton and Battersea Arts Centre join forces in new partnership

Battersea Arts Centre (BAC) and the University of Roehampton have joined forces in a new partnership to support the organisation’s Homegrown Company. The programme connects young people with professional artists to create innovative pieces of theatre, which are then performed at Battersea Arts Centre in front of the public. As well as sponsoring the programme, the University and BAC have …

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British Library – Innovating for Growth: Scale – ups

Innovating for Growth: Scale – ups Are you a small business owner with big ambitions but are not sure how to take the next steps? Apply for our three-month small business support programme to receive over £10,000 worth of specialist advice. We’ll grow with you from start-up to scale-up. Create the best future for your business You might be looking …

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New AHRC Report: Understanding the value of arts and culture

The UK has a rich and vibrant cultural story and one that we all engage and participate in, whether it is going to the theatre or a concert, streaming a film or going to a weekly book club. Culture, creativity and business meet in this important space and involvement in cultural activity helps define us as individuals and as communities, …

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Digital Catapult: ‘Best on Show’ Showcase – Open Call

For the next Digital Catapult Showcase we’re looking to show the ‘best of the best’ in digital innovations: we are putting out a call for UK award winning organisations to join our ‘Best On Show’ showcase at the Digital Catapult Centre in London. Whether you’ve won an industry award, competition or media award we’re looking to showcase the great innovations, …

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Arts Council England: Government continues to recognise value of art and culture

There is much to welcome in the Budget for arts and culture. The Government continues to see the value culture brings to our lives, to our society and to the wider economy. We are delighted the Chancellor has decided to extend creative sector tax reliefs to museums and galleries. Arts Council England, and the whole sector, put a strong case …

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Launch of the ‘Rooms with A View’ report on Wednesday 20th April

Rooms with a View: Disrupting and Developing Narratives of Community through Intergenerational Arts Practice Magic Me invites you to the launch of the Rooms with A View report By Dr Caoimhe McAvinchey, Drama, Queen Mary University of London on Wednesday 20th April. Magic Me is one of the UKs leading providers of intergenerational arts projects. Based in East London Magic Me’s …

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Daniel Strutt presents at the List í Ljósi Light Festival

Researcher Daniel Strutt recently returned from presenting work developed through Creativeworks London (CWL) at the List í Ljósi light festival in the tiny town of Seyðisfjörður in Eastern Iceland ( Against this magical backdrop some 32 artists presented works which integrated into the magical landscape of the fjord. Daniel was part of the CWL Researcher-in-Residence scheme in 2015, working together …

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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.