Creativeworks London has produced a number of films about its research and funded projects that can be viewed below. Our YouTube Channel can still be visited here.


Festival Radio

Resonance FM recorded and broadcast a number of sessions from our Festival. These can still be listened to on the Resonance FM Mixcloud: Part 1 - CWL Festival radio – 29th April 2016 Part 2 – CWL clear spot – 29th April 2016

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Creativeworks London Festival 2016

The Creativeworks London Festival 2016 was a culmination of the work and outcomes achieved by the CWL programme. The festival celebrated four years of exploring the capital’s creative economy, bringing London’s researchers, creative entrepreneurs and businesses together.

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Boost Video


The Creativeworks London BOOST Scheme presents the research methodology, outputs and impacts from a key strand of collaborative research activity undertaken within the CWL project.

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‘Beauty in Imperfection’

‘Beauty in Imperfection’ is one of the outcomes of London Sinfonietta’s ‘Co-Curate’, a collaborative research project between Kingston University and London Sinfonietta supported by a Creativeworks London Creative Voucher. Co-Curate ( is a digital platform which invites audiences to respond to a range of briefs conceived in collaboration with educational institutions, composers and artists. New audiences are invited to participate …

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Beyond the Pop-Up: Rethinking Interim Use

The Creativeworks London Creative Voucher Revaluing Temporary Urban Use project brought together specialists in art, architecture and urban research and led to a public debate and knowledge cogeneration to inform working practices. Andreas Lang, director of Public Works, said:
“We benefited from the working methodologies brought to the collaboration by the researchers, which have informed our practice. The collaboration has allowed …

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English Touring Opera / Creativeworks / GSMD research into opera in cinemas

The current trend for large opera companies to broadcast their work in cinemas has changed the audience experience of opera. National opera company English Touring Opera (ETO) collaborated in 2013-14 with Creativeworks London and researchers at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) on the first academic study of this phenomenon in the UK. The research explored the appeal …

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Joining the dots. Wendy Malem, Centre for Fashion Enterprise

Wendy Malem is a pioneering and highly recognised fashion designer, academic and researcher; she has high-level strategic experience both within the international designer sector and more recently in higher education. Wendy has been director of the Centre for Fashion Enterprise since April 2007. In this presentation given at Creativeworks London’s Building Better Networks event, she discusses the importance of networking …

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My networking is not working! Oli Mould, Royal Holloway, University of London

According to Oli Mould, within the creative industries, networking has always been considered to be an advantageous practice. Creativity is seen to be collaborative, so “spaces for networking” and “inter-disciplinarity”, are always seen to be important. However these notions are based on a paradigm that is chronically one-dimensional. In this presentation given at Creativeworks London’s Building Better Networks event, Oli …

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Network Building

Networking in the Creative Economy

This film has been created by the Creativeworks London ‘Place Work Knowledge’ (PWK) research strand. It is the result of an event run by Creativeworks London’s Knowledge Exchange team. The theme of the event focused primarily on the importance of network building by small and medium sized enterprises in the creative economy.  It includes a number of industry experts as …

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Video of the KE Hubs from the Creative Economy Showcase

The AHRC Creative Economy Showcase took place on 12 March 2014 at Kings Place, London. This video is focused on the four Knowledge Exchange Hubs, created by the AHRC in 2012. It includes Creativeworks London and our Hub Director, Morag Shiach, talking about what we do. A video about the event in general can be seen here.

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Creative Voucher Arcola Theatre Production Company and City University London

A partnership between Arcola Theatre and Professor Stephen Cottrell, School of Arts and Social Sciences and Dr Amanda Brown, School of Informatics. The project started in September 2013 and finished in February 2014. The project focused on the development of Arcola’s local audience with the aim to re-engage the local, positioning Arcola as a local offering while meshing this with …

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Audiences, Live! Understanding and augmenting audience dynamics at live events. – Download Presentation

What makes live performance compelling? How does it differ from relays or recordings?  This event will explore the emergence of new techniques for capturing, understanding and instrumenting the dynamics of live audience interaction; both performer-audience and audience-audience. The aim is to promote discussion of how digital technologies are transforming the experience and analysis of live events and is aimed at those …

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The Imitarium – Creativeworks London

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). This production, a creative collaboration between Steve Wade, Creative Exchange at Lancaster University and Creativeworks London, was presented at the Arts and Humanities Research Council Creative Economy Showcase event in London (March 2014). The Imitarium was designed and …

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Creative Works London Dinner Debate: ‘A New Industrial Revolution’?

With Rt Hon David Willetts Minister of State for Universities and Science Tuesday 4th February 2014 At St George’s House, Windsor Castle ‘A New Industrial Revolution?’ Much championed, the new Digital Creative Industries are often perceived as being clustered around relationships with London’s leading universities. Indeed recent research shows an intriguing map of connectivity and cross cutting relations between the …

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PWK – Introducing Hubs

This film has been created by the Creativeworks London ‘Place Work Knowledge’ (PWK) research strand. It introduces the strand’s research, which is an examination of ‘hubs’ in the creative and cultural industries in London. The case studies that are used for this research are: the Centre for Fashion Enterprise (London’s leading fashion incubator), The Trampery (a maverick and ambitious collaborative …

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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.