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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New Publication: Beyond the Campus: Higher Education, Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy

New publication: Special Edition International Journal of Cultural Policy – Beyond the Campus: Higher Education, Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy, Volume 22, Issue 1, 2016 – Guest Editors: Abigail Gilmore and Roberta Comunian is now available online.

This special issue addresses the interconnections between Higher Education, Cultural Policy and the Creative Economy, drawing on the findings from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council funded international research network which looked at the platforms, practices and shared spaces ‘beyond the campus’.

These activities feature collaboration between individuals and networks from the different sectors, involved in teaching, curriculum and policy development, research and knowledge exchange. They have become the focus of policy debates through their central role in stimulating innovation, creative and cultural clusters, sector development and graduate employability as well as their broader contribution to economic development and regeneration. They sit at the crossroads of different policy fields, namely cultural policy (involving the explicit support and development of the creative and cultural sector), higher education policy (including skills and curriculum development, but also fees structures and widening participation) and work and economic development policies (concerning, for example, employment regulation and business support).

This special issue aims to critically engage with and reflect on the interplay between these different spheres, featuring research articles from a range of international perspectives, from the UK, Australia, Singapore and mainland Europe, and two book reviews.

For the full list of contributors & articles click here, for introductory article by Gilmore & Comunian click here and for the online final report on ‘Beyond the Campus’ research network see here.

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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.