AHRC CREATIVE ECONOMY PROGRAMME
The Creative Economy Programme mission is to enhance the AHRC’s reach in the creative economy, emphasising the importance of arts and humanities research in generating impact across the sector, ranging from micro-businesses to large corporations.
CREATIVE CLUSTER PROGRAMME LAUNCH
The Creative Industries Clusters Programme starting in 2018, will invest £80m+ in eight new creative research & development partnerships bringing together the UK’s renowned creative industries with arts and humanities led research from our world-leading university sector.
A series of 8 UK-wide briefing events and partnership workshops will take place during October 2017 in London, Bristol, Birmingham, Newcastle, Manchester, Edinburgh and Belfast.
From film and music to video games and architecture, the UK has one of the world’s largest, most innovative and fastest growing creative industries.
The Programme will act as a catalyst to further grow the creative economy unlocking emerging fields and adapting new technologies with a new wave of R&D that will open up exciting ways to create, distribute, and participate in products and experiences.
Part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, this programme will drive economic growth through the development of exciting new products and services, generating a step-change in the creation of new jobs and the supply of high-value skills to fill them.
While providing the impetus for the creative industries to flourish across the UK, this investment will also expand international trade and secure the UK’s reputation as having the world’s leading creative industries.
Creative Clusters Briefing Events
Supporting the launch of the £80m Creative Industries Clusters Programme, a series of UK-wide briefings are scheduled. Register below to attend.
The events will provide prospective applicants: universities; independent research organisations; creative businesses; and regional organisations with a briefing from the programme team followed by a Q&A session, keynotes and panel discussions with creative industry practitioners followed by a networking lunch.
Creative Clusters Bid Writing Workshops
Designed for Principal Investigators and their colleagues. The morning events will be followed by afternoon sessions with detailed briefings and workshops for the bid-writing teams will include workshop sessions covering project design, managing partnerships and governance.
INTRO TO Immersive Experiences Research Call
Only have 3 minutes to spare? Watch this short introduction to the Immersive Experiences Research Development Partnerships call from AHRC Creative Economy Champion, Professor Andrew Chitty.