Creativeworks London funded London-based creative entrepreneurs to take up a short-term residency with one of its research partners. The examples below demonstrate the range of residencies that were funded by CWL. More information about the scheme can be found here.

Entrepreneur-In-Residence Scheme

Ghislaine Boddington and Guildhall School of Music and Drama


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Academic Partner

Sean Gregory, Guildhall School of Music and Drama / Barbican

Project Title

Agile Improvisation in the Performing Arts and Creative Industries

Project Description

Ghislaine Boddington’s residency with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama began with the premise that the UK Creative Industries are could benefit from employing improvisation as a process of making. Acknowledging the important and pioneering work carried out by performance artists in the 1970s and 80s this residency sought find ways of transferring skills associated with artistic practice to the creative industries.

The residency allowed Boddington time to follow through research connectivities she has built up during her twenty years of practice. Her findings will be presented at a number of conference presentations and panels, it was also feature in several upcoming written outputs.


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.