CWL News Archive

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.

Free appointments now available at qNomics

Queen Mary University of London is offering a free business advice scheme for start-ups and entrepreneurs in London. Based at QMUL’s School of Economics and Finance, qNomics will provide expert consultancy to fledgling businesses in the financial and technological sectors. From November 2015, start-ups and entrepreneurs are offered coaching in a range of areas including market strategy, business planning, accounting, …

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Two events explore the nature of archives

The National Archives, the Institute of Historical Research and the Royal Historical Society have organised two events in 2016 which will bring together historians, archivists and scholars from other disciplines to explore the nature of archives. Institute of Historical Research Winter Conference: The Production of the Archive Date: 29 January 2016 During this event we will consider how and by …

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Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference 2016 – Building a Creative Nation: Putting Skills to Work

Booking now open for Creative & Cultural Skills National Conference 2016 – Building a Creative Nation: Putting Skills to Work.  Darren Henley, the chief executive of Arts Council England (ACE), is to give keynote speech. Darren took over the post from Alan Davey in December 2014 after 22 years at Classic FM and is the author of Cultural Education in England. On 3rd March …

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King’s announces Circle of Cultural Fellows

King’s College London has announced (26th November 2015) a Circle of Cultural Fellows. Building on the university’s success in developing a rich portfolio of connections with the cultural sector, the Circle – made up of 15 world leaders from across arts and culture – will enrich research and education, drive new thinking and increase the university’s engagement in London and …

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Dr Sara Jones and Irini Papadimitriou took part in EU ICT 2015 conference

Creativeworks London Creative Voucher awardees Dr Sara Jones, City University London and Irini Papadimitriou, The V&A, took part in the recent EU ICT 2015 Innovate, Connect, Transform conference which took place in Lisbon, Portugal, 20 – 22 October 2015. Sara and Irini were part of panel session ‘Driving Innovation through Creativity and the Arts’ which explored how breaking down the traditional silos …

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Research Reflections: Social Art Map

                  As a practice-based researcher who worked for ten years as a freelance curator prior to entering the academy, it has always been obvious to me that collaborating with others brings more depth and potential to any research project. The Social Art Map has evolved over 10 years of conversations with Emily …

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Job Opportunity: Impact Manager Creative and Cultural Sectors at Royal Holloway University of London – Closing Soon

Royal Holloway is one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities. We are keen to pursue opportunities for our excellent research to create impact – to bring about positive changes in society and the economy. Brilliant research does not just automatically generate great impact. Pursuing impact opportunities based on “conventional” impact mechanisms and channels (e.g. for some science research, file patent …

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Public Launch of the Social Art Map – 2nd December 2015

Public Launch of the Social Art Map on 2nd December, 6pm at the Keynes Library, Birkbeck, University of London The Social Art Map acts as a starting point and resource for people interested in social art practice, including those engaged in producing, commissioning, curating, collaborating and participating. By using the contested term ‘social art’ we refer to contexts where artists …

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King’s launches key report on partnerships within the arts and cultural sector

Partnerships enable cultural organisations to reach broader audiences and increase the quality of their work, but there is a lack of coherence in what is understood by the term ‘partnership’ across the sector, according to The art of partnering, a new report published (13th October 2015) by King’s College London in collaboration with the BBC. Deborah Bull, Assistant Principal, (Culture & …

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Being Human Festival (12th – 22nd November 2015)

What does it mean to be human, and how does the latest humanities research add to our understanding? Find out at the UK’s 2015 Being Human festival, with more than 260 public activities – a 60 percent increase on 2014 – led by some 60 universities and cultural organisations. This 11-day festival aims to highlight the richness and vitality of humanities research and the …

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Global Entrepreneurship Week (16th – 22nd November 2015)

Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) is the world’s largest campaign to promote entrepreneurship. Each year, it plays a critical role in encouraging the next generation of entrepreneurs to consider starting up their own business. From the 16th until the 22nd of November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters …

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NESTA: London tops list of best EU cities for digital entrepreneurs

London is the best city in Europe for digital entrepreneurs, according to a new index that measures what startups and scale-ups1 say is important to them. The European Digital City Index, is launched by Nesta as part of its work on the European Digital Forum, a project with the Lisbon Council to promote the digital economy. The Index measures and ranks …

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AHRC: New report measures value of public investment in culture

Over the weekend many of us will go to public museums, heritage sites and art galleries many of which are free to enjoy. For those who run these cultural institutions it is a challenge to capture the full value of their work. A new report, published today (14th October 2015), addresses this challenge by examining the value of cultural institutions …

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Mayor launches fund to nurture tech stars of the future

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has today launched (5 November 2015) a new £5m programme that aims to ensure young Londoners have the digital skills they need to access jobs in London’s thriving technology sector. London is widely regarded as the most important tech hub in Europe, and the city’s information technology workforce is expected to grow by 30 …

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UTOPIA 2016: A year of Imagination and Possibility – launches 25th January 2016

King’s College London is to work in partnership with Somerset House and the Courtauld Gallery & Institute next year to present Utopia 2016 – a year-long celebration of the 500th anniversary of the publication of Thomas More’s inspirational text – the largest ever celebration of this radical work anywhere in the world. Launching on 25 January 2016, the year will …

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Goldsmiths University of London

Job Opportunity: Knowledge Exchange and Impact Officer at Goldsmiths, University of London

Goldsmiths, University of London are seeking a highly motivated individual with an understanding of working with grant funding to join a new unit within the Research and Enterprise Ofice. You will provide proactive, tailored support to Goldsmiths’ academic community and our external partners with the aim of helping them secure external funding for research and enterprise activities. The role – …

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Climate Change: Designing for a New Reality Pop-up Studio

On Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th October 2015, students from MA in Sustainable Design at Kingston University hosted a pop-up open studio featuring design responses to issues of climate change and sustainability. Taking the theme ‘Climate Customs’, the students established a mock airport departure lounge complete with goods declaration cards, seized contraband and passports, helping them to discuss the global …

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The Space: New commissioning round now open

The Space is a unique commissioning and development programme to support greater digital access to the arts, founded by the BBC and Arts Council England. Our purpose is to increase the audience reach and impact of publicly funded arts and culture through digital technologies, to build digital skills across the arts sector, and to support the development and creation of …

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The National Archives

Collaborative Doctoral Partnerships

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has awarded three studentships per year for three years (2016-2019) under its Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme to The Thames Consortium, comprised of The National Archives, The National Maritime Museum and The National Portrait Gallery. Maintaining the skills base in the arts and humanities is vital, and these studentships provide opportunities for interdisciplinary research, …

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Innovate UK: Innovation Vouchers Round 13 – Closing soon!

You can get an Innovation Voucher worth up to £5,000 to pay for an external expert to help your business grow. You can use this expert to get advice on a novel idea or to use design within your business. You can ask them to help you make the most of intellectual property (IP). You can also use Innovation Vouchers …

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IGL Grants: Supporting randomised trials on innovation, entrepreneurship and growth – Closing soon!

The IGL Grants programme is one of the activities of the Innovation Growth Lab, a global collaboration that develops and tests different approaches to support innovation, entrepreneurship and growth. Working together with researchers and public and private organisations from around the world, IGL aims to find out what works, and what doesn’t, to accelerate innovation, support entrepreneurship and help businesses grow. …

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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.