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New AHRC network to explore connections between higher education and the creative economy

King's College London (Department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries) and the University of Manchester (Centre for Arts Management and Cultural Policy) have been recently awarded an AHRC research network grant to explore the connections between higher education and the creative economy.


The AHRC research network entitled “Beyond the Campus: Connecting Knowledge and Creative Practice Communities across Higher Education and the Creative Economy” (AH/J005800/1) has been established to enhance understanding of how collaborations, partnerships and exchanges are built and to consider how they can have greater impact on the cultural capacity of different places.


The research network aims through systematic analysis to develop a clearer articulation of the relationship between A&H teaching and research and the creative economy, based on data collected through the project, interviews and seminar presentations. Furthermore, the project will also explore international perspectives on the idea of the ‘creative campus’, and in particular the Australian context, in order to understand different approaches and opportunities coming from outside UK.


As Dr Roberta Comunian (Department for Culture, Media and Creative Industries, King's College London) and Dr Abigail Gilmore (Centre for Arts Management and Cultural Policy , University of Manchester) explain, “The network will provide a platform for academics and practitioners to reflect on their work, practice and the impact of their collaborations”. Network activities will generate a collection of case studies, interviews and other resource materials to be collated in an open access knowledge bank designed to reach a broader range of people becoming a shared point of reference when establishing new collaborations.

Dr Comunian and Dr Gilmore will be supported by a distinguished steering committee including the Creative Industries KTN's Jeremy Davenport (Creative Industries KTN). Other members include Professor Geoffrey Crossick (University of London), Richard Russell (Arts Council England), Pablo Rossello (British Council), Anamaria Wills (CIDA), Simon Dancey (CCSKills), Hasan Bakhshi (NESTA Policy & Research Unit) and Sara Selwood (Independent cultural analyst ).  

For further details please visit the creative-campus.org.uk site or contact hecreativeconomy@gmail.com

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