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.

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Adoption of digital slows among arts and cultural organisations

New research shows that arts and cultural organisations continue to benefit from digital technologies though the pace of adoption is slowing*. Digital Culture 2015 is the third annual survey from the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts – a £7million fund from Arts Council England, Nesta and the Arts and Humanities Research Council to help arts and cultural organisations grow …

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Mayor gives green light for new tech hub which will provide thousands of new jobs

Plans to convert an iconic flour mill not used since the 1980s into a new centre for business and enterprise that will deliver 20,000 new jobs in East London have been given the go-ahead by the Mayor of London’s office. A new tech and creative hub for the east of the city with 5 million square feet of business space …

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SPACES 2050: Seeing and Seers by Tine Bech Studio

Embark on a quest and re imagine our future, learning and research spaces Send illuminating messages back in time SPACE 2050 is a unique interactive event where participants are sent to the year 2050 to become masters of illumination, in order to create a glowing legacy about our future education spaces. In Seeing and Seers (premiering 28th January 2016) participants …

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Singapore-London Data Exchange

Get involved in Digital Catapult’s new Data City: Data Nation project The Digital Catapult is looking for data scientists, startups and SMEs that form part of the global data, development and innovation community to work on its Data City: Data Nation project Background Data City: Data Nation is the first global data sharing initiative of its kind. It will provide managed access …

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IK Prize: connect the world to art

Tate call for entries for IK Prize 2016 Tate is calling for entries to IK Prize 2016, an annual competition which celebrates digital creativity in all its forms. In partnership with Microsoft for the first time, the IK Prize is awarded for an idea that proposes an innovative application of digital technology to enable the public to experience British art …

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NESTA new publication: Creative economy employment in the EU and UK: A comparative analysis

This report compares the size and growth of the EU’s creative industries on a consistent basis. Key Findings: – The creative industries employ 11.4 million people in the EU, accounting for 5 per cent of the EU workforce. – Sweden has the highest proportion of its workforce employed in the creative industries (8.9 per cent), followed by Finland (8.2 per …

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The British Museum special event: Museum of the citizen

Partnerships are fundamental to the vision of the British Museum as a national collection – a museum of the citizen, with objects and skills accessible to the broadest audience. This panel discussion, chaired by Dame Liz Forgan, will explore in depth how the British Museum works in partnership with 250 UK museums and galleries, the value this brings to local …

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‘Money No Object’ to be displayed at The British Museum

Heidi Hinder’s Money No Object project, which partnered with Irini Papadimitriou at the V&A supported by Creativeworks London Creative Voucher scheme 2014, is now set to go on display in the Money Gallery of The British Museum.

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Lines In The Ice: New songs recorded part of CEIR residency

Rob Sherman, former Creativeworks London (CWL) Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the British Library returned earlier this month to record some songs that he created as part of his residency. The residency project was all about a fictional polar explorer in the 1850s setting sail with a band of Derbyshire sailors, and these songs are part of their story; revealing their myths, …

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Artist Sigune Hamann continues CWL Creative Entrepreneur residency in Japan

Artist Sigune Hamann, Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the V&A, has received a grant from the Great Sasakawa Foundation to go back to Japan in spring 2016 to continue her research from the Creativeworks London residency. Sigune and curator Gill Hedley plan to meet with museums curators in Tokyo and Kyoto to discuss an exhibition of panoramic film-strips relating to Japanese scrolls …

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Cross-platform production in digital media competition

Innovate UK is to invest up to £4 million in collaborative R&D projects that stimulate innovation in the UK’s creative industries. This competition aims to support projects that address convergence in digital media technologies. It covers film, television, online video, animation and video games, and includes pre- production, production and post- production processes, particularly for visual effects technologies. Projects must …

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AHRC and BBC Radio 3: ‘New Generation Thinkers’ 2016 Call

New ideas, new voices, and new creativity are being sought for the 2016 New Generation Thinkers (NGT) scheme. The Arts and Humanities Research Council and BBC Radio 3, are keen to hear from academics that are passionate about communicating their research and have a keen knowledge of radio and TV. The New Generation Thinkers scheme is seeking innovative programme ideas, …

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Knowledge Transfer Partnerships scheme

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) scheme helps businesses to innovate and grow. It does this by linking them with a university and a graduate to work on a specific project. Each KTP is a three-way partnership between a business, an academic institution and a graduate. The academic institution employs the recently-qualified graduate who works at the company. The graduate, known …

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Creativeworks London Festival 2016 – Proposals now open!

Creativeworks London, has funded almost 150 collaborative projects between researchers and cultural and creative businesses in the capital since Autumn 2012. An exciting research programme has also been delivered, contributing detailed knowledge on London’s creative economies. After four very stimulating and engaging years, Creativeworks London will be drawing to a close in May 2016. This programme has produced a plethora …

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World Cities Culture Report 2015 Now Available

Major new international report highlights opportunities and challenges for the future The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (18th November 2015) called on cities around the world to work together to support and nurture culture and creativity, which he believes are critical to their success. The Mayor’s comments coincide with the publication of The World Cities Culture Report 2015, the …

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Big Bang Data Exhibition

Emails, selfies, shopping transactions, Google searches, dating profiles: every day we’re producing data in huge quantities. Our online activity, alongside that of businesses and governments, has led to a massive explosion – a ‘Big Bang’ – of data.This radical shift in the volume, variety and speed of data being produced, combined with new techniques for storage, access, and analysis, is what …

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Business Funding Show (2nd & 3rd February 2016)

The Business Funding Show (BFS) is the first and only exhibition exclusively focused on business funding and growth support, taking place on the 2nd and 3rd of February 2016 in iconic Old Billingsgate, London. The show will bring together two key groups in the UK economy – entrepreneurs looking for funding and leading finance and service providers. The event will host market-leaders representing their …

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Job Opportunity: Commercialisation Executive at Queen Mary University of London

An experienced professional is sought to manage the commercialisation of research arising from the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (H&SS), Queen Mary University of London. This is a new role working in the Technology, Engineering and Creative (TEC) team of Queen Mary Innovation (QMI). As such, you will help develop the commercialisation plan for H&SS by undertaking audits and …

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Arts Council England: New Report published on Diversity in arts and culture as new investment announced

Arts Council England (ACE) have published a new report on diversity in the arts and culture sector and are also launching four new strategic funds for diversity totalling £8.6million. On Monday (7 December) ACE Chair Sir Peter Bazalgette, delivered a speech on Diversity and the Creative Case as the new report Equality, Diversity and the Creative Case – A data …

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Black British Metic Experience

Nick Makoha, Creative Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Goldsmiths, University of London has started the filming of Black Metic Poet interviews as part of his project on the Metic experiences of Black British Writers. The term ‘Metic’ translates as foreigners or resident aliens whose allegiances are split between their homeland and their new country coined by Nick explaining the phenomena. Esteem poets including …

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Research Reflections: A Transmedia Residency At The British Library

As a Digital Curator in the British Library’s Digital Scholarship department it is my role to encourage and support innovative, creative use and reinterpretation of the Library’s vast collections. Furthermore, my specific areas of personal research interest are how virtual and augmented reality technology, videogames and interactive fiction can be used to share British Library content in new ways and …

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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.