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.


University Museum Partnerships Survey – Take part!

Share Academy and the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement are running a survey to study partnerships between museums and universities in England, with funding from Arts Council England. This pilot project aims to collect initial information to understand how these partnerships are structured, their impact and challenges. This is important in starting to identify ways to help universities and …

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Sky Backs Drama Training for Students with Disabilities at RCSSD

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama has, this year, received support from Europe’s leading entertainment company, Sky. Sky will contribute to a dedicated fund, which will provide additional support for students with disabilities, helping to promote equal access to postgraduate training at Central. Both Sky and Central are committed to encouraging diversity in the arts and entertainment industries, both in …

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Digital innovation in the sharing economy contest

Innovate UK is offering 6 businesses up to £30,000 (excluding VAT) each to encourage innovation in the sharing economy, across the themes of trust, tourism and travel, opening up new sectors, home improvement, construction, and data and analytics. The contest Through our IC tomorrow programme, we are looking for proposals from companies with innovative digital ideas relevant to the sharing …

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The Guildhall School launches a new doctoral research studentship in partnership with the Barbican Centre

As part of the ongoing development of the research degree programme at the Guildhall School, 2016 sees the launch of a brand-new doctoral research studentship in partnership with the Barbican Centre. This unique studentship offers the opportunity to work full-time for three years on a research project in the Barbican, supported by a full doctoral fee-waiver and a maintenance grant. …

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Poetic Places App launches on 18th March 2016

To celebrate the launch of the Poetic Places app, the British Library is hosting a half-day event around poetic places and the technologies that allow us to connect with them. Poetic Places is a collaborative project between Sarah Cole, TIME/IMAGE Online and Stella Wisdom, the British Library. Sarah is the library’s current Creativeworks London Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence; the project explores relationships between …

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Relaunch of ReMaterialise Library at Kingston University

Steel was stroked, pine poked and fabrics fondled at the relaunch of ‘ReMaterialise’ a materials library at Kingston University London, leading to a successful conclusion to the Creativeworks London Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence project ‘Fighting Flatness’ between Ian Hunter, Materials Council and Professor Louis Nixon, Kingston University London. The project, Fighting Flatness, investigated how physical materials resources paired with digital technologies can …

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Seeing music differently in The House that Rocks, 34 Montagu Square

A collaboration between woven textile artist Nadia-Anne Ricketts from BeatWoven, musician Beatie Wolfe and Saville Row tailor David Mason of Mr. Fish It all began on the night of a book launch The Digital Handmade: Craftsmanship in the New Industrial Revolution, where both textile artist Nadia-Anne Ricketts and innovative musician Beatie Wolfe were introduced by the author Lucy Johnston with the …

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Future Interactive Playful spaces

Creativeworks London Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence Tine Bech and Clive Holtham at Cass Business School, City University London have investigated how ludic participatory (public) spaces can help organisations innovate. Informed by research into play theory and future cities Tine developed an event around space and knowledge, a crucial issue for the school in the light of its strategy looking for significant improvements in …

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Creative England Launches Creative Nation to Champion SMEs across England

Ed Vaizey MP, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, has announced Creative Nation – Creative England’s new programme to challenge the very best small creative and digital businesses across England to go beyond the £76.9bn they already contribute to within the UK’s economy by developing innovative creative and digital solutions for businesses across other economic sectors. Announced …

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Announcing the Digging in Data Challenge

The Trans-Atlantic Platform (T-AP) has announced that it will be launching its first international funding opportunity: the T-AP Digging into Data Challenge. The T-AP Digging into Data Challenge will launch in March. The Challenge will support research projects that explore and apply new “big data” sources and methodologies to address questions in the social sciences and humanities. The Arts Humanities …

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Research Council UK: Datasets to be explored to increase the UK’s global competitive advantage in research and innovation

In a report published today (3rd february 2016), a wide range of datasets across the research and innovation landscape have been identified and described, setting out a plan for exploiting these to their full potential to help maintain and develop the UK’s excellence in research and innovation. The UK Knowledge and Research Landscape: A report on available resources is the first step …

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Creative industries worth almost £10 million an hour to economy

The UK’s creative industries are now worth a record £84.1 billion to the UK economy, figures published today (26th January 2016) reveal, having grown by 8.9 per cent in 2014. British films, music, video games, crafts and publishing are taking a lead role in driving the UK’s economic recovery, according to the latest Government statistics. The figures show the sector …

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New Publication: Beyond the Campus: Higher Education, Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy

New publication: Special Edition International Journal of Cultural Policy - Beyond the Campus: Higher Education, Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy, Volume 22, Issue 1, 2016 – Guest Editors: Abigail Gilmore and Roberta Comunian is now available online. This special issue addresses the interconnections between Higher Education, Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy, drawing on the findings from the UK Arts and …

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‘Get Ready to Supply’ new programme to support creative businesses

Greater London Enterprise have just launched Get Ready to Supply a fully funded programme to support your business to build internal capacity and increase competitiveness whilst introducing new business opportunities. Get Ready To Supply is aimed at opening up supply chain and procurement opportunities to Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the construction and creative sectors. Supporting businesses to build …

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ODI Showcase 2016 – spring call for entries

The ODI launches new call for ODI Showcase commissioned projects demonstrating the real-world impact of data innovation. Last year the ODI commissioned four diverse projects demonstrating how open data can be used to directly benefit individuals, organisations and society as part of its ODI Showcase series. This year we are happy to announce a new call for entries. How the ODI can support …

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King’s publishes Connecting through culture 2014-15

King’s College London has published Connecting through culture 2014-15, its new annual report highlighting some of the ways in which arts and culture have supported the university in 2014-15 in its ambitions to deliver world class education and research that drives innovation, creates impact and engages in London and beyond. Speaking about the publication, Deborah Bull, Assistant Principal (Culture & Engagement) commented, ‘Over the …

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British Library partners with SOAS for centenary year

SOAS, University of London has partnered with one of the world’s greatest research libraries, the British Library, for its centenary year. The two organisations have agreed to work together on education and research projects, building on their shared commitment to support scholarship, curation and conservation of Asian, African and Middle Eastern archives. The year-long partnership will begin this June, 100 …

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Call for Expressions of Interest: Digital Graphic Novel Publication. 100 years of facial surgery.

Background: Since 2002, Artist Paddy Hartley has researched and produced artistic responses to the lives of WW1 servicemen who underwent facial reconstruction at the hand of pioneering surgeon Sir Harold Gillies, considered to be the founder of modern day plastic surgery. The new iteration of this work will see the creation of a content rich, interactive digital graphic novel interpreting stories over the past …

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TCCE: New Network launches to nurture collaboration between academics and creative SMEs

The National Academics and Creatives Exchange The Culture Capital Exchange has announced the launch of The Exchange, a two-year pilot project bringing together Artists, Creative Small Businesses and Academic Researchers to explore and nurture research collaborations between the Arts and Creative Sectors and Universities. Funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), The …

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TCCE: Impossible Partnership #2

Parity of Access Chapter #2 of Impossible Partnerships, held at Kingston University London The Culture Capital Exchange (TCCE) is delighted to announce a brand new initiative called Impossible Partnerships: a series of small-scale, informal, convivial meetings, created to boost the Knowledge Exchange potential of collaborative projects and topics. Throughout the year, we will seek to map common trends among research …

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Innovate UK: Smart Funding Competition – Closing Soon!

Smart is a grant scheme which offers funding to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to engage in R&D projects in the strategically important areas of science, engineering and technology, from which successful new products, processes and services could emerge. The scheme supports SMEs carrying out R&D which offers potentially significant rewards and that could stimulate UK economic growth. Three types …

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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.