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

Motiroti and City University

SME Partner

Tim Jones, Motiroti

Academic Partner

Professor Clive Holtham, City University London

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Project Description

In 2013 Motiroti launched phase one of multipliCities, their concept for a series of artist led walking tours made accessible to the public via smart phone technologies. This Creative Voucher Scheme collaboration placed Motiroti’s Tim Jones in contact with Professor Clive Holtham of Cass Business School in order to launch phase two, a period of action research that would look into a future partnership between Motiroti and the Runnymede Trust, and work to evolve the multpliCities project exploring concepts of interculturalism.

After changing the collaborations name from Excursions to Walking Journeys and Knowledge the project ran a series of events designed for artists, researchers, software designers and urban explorers. A total of six event were held across one week:

1. Walking Journeys & Knowledge: an Indisciplinary Approach – an academic seminar with a keynote from Nick Papdimitriou, an author alternatively known as the London Perambulator.
2. The City Walking Bazaar – an exhibition based networking opportunity, showcasing different approaches to walking.
3. The Art of Guiding – where Peter Berthoud from Discovering London hosted a practical walking tour workshop.
4. Mobile Horizons – a workshop for artists on the potential of mobile platforms, hosted by Motiroti and Do Tank Studios.
5. The Diverse City – a workshop by Motiroti and the Runnymede Trust with Phil Wood, author of ‘The Intercultural City’, exploring creative walking and empathy.
6. The MultiWalks Artistic Lab – a private series of workshops for five artists commissioned to make the first series of guided walks for the Motiroti.


The week of activities saw 150 participants, 20 exhibitors and 15 speakers. A short video documentary was composed by Cass PhD research Mariana Bogdanova.



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.