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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Book release: Higher Education and the Creative Economy, Beyond the campus

Dr Roberta Comunian (King’s College London) and Dr Abigail Gilmore (University of Manchester) have released the latest edited book Higher Education and the Creative Economy, Beyond the campus published by Routledge last month. The book is one of the outputs of their recently completed AHRC Research Network grant which they were involved in from September 2012 till January 2015 (

The content critically engages with the complex interconnections between higher education, geography, cultural policy and the creative economy. It is organised into four sections which articulate the range of dynamics that can emerge between higher education and the creative economy: partnership and collaboration across Higher Education institutions and the creative and cultural industries; the development of creative human capital; connections between arts schools and local art scenes; and links with broader policy directions and work. While it has a strong UK component, it also includes international perspectives, specifically from Australia, Singapore, Europe and the USA. This authoritative collection – which will be of interest to both academics and policy makers – challenges the boundaries of creative and cultural industry development by bringing together international experts from a range of subject areas, presenting researchers with a unique multidisciplinary approach to the topic.

The full list of contributors and chapters is available here.

Comunian, R. & Gilmore, A. 2016. Higher Education and the Creative Economy: Beyond the Campus, Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN: 9781138918733

The book is now available to buy from Routledge, you can receive a 20% discount by using code FLR40.

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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.