The Creative Voucher scheme enabled small and medium sized businesses to partner with an arts & humanities-based researcher from one of Creativeworks London’s partner institutions. This section shows all of the projects that we have supported. More information about the scheme can be found here.

Creative Voucher Scheme

Sinfonietta Productions Ltd and Kingston University London

SME Partner

Elizabeth Davies, Sinfonietta Productions Ltd

Academic Partner

Frank Millward, Kingston University London

Project Title

London Sinfonietta’s CoCurate

Project Description

The CoCurate project sought to establish a digital platform over which audiences could become part of the creative process. Once the system of engagement had been established London Sinfonietta looked to test with the creation of a newly co-created performance as part of their 2014/15 season.

Working with Frank Millward from Kingston University London the project built and tested a new digital platform, which looked to facilitate interactions between audience and performer in a variety of mediums, including video, poetry, audio and photography.

With an early version of the system established the collaboration moved on to launching a pilot project, ‘Beauty in Imperfection’, by composer Samantha Fernando. A launch event was hosted at the Stanley Picker Gallery and over one thousand contacts were emailed inviting them to submit responses to the platform.

Over 30 submissions contributed to the development of the new performance piece which was showcased at The Asylum in Peckham on the 22nd of June 2014. The piece was performed by Oliver Coates and a short video was made documenting the process.

Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
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.