Creative Clusters

CREATIVE INDUSTRY R&D PARTNERSHIPS

The Creative Industries Clusters Programme will invest over £80m to deliver eight new Creative Research & Development partnerships bringing together creative industries with arts and humanities researchers. A UK-wide series of briefings is scheduled during October 2017 to introduce the programme.

Creative Clusters

UK-WIDE BRIEFINGS & WORKSHOPS

Register for UK-wide briefings and bid writing workshops to discover more about the Creative Industries Clusters Programme covering eight cities across the UK in October.

Creative Economy

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.

Immersive Experiences

CALL FOR RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIPS

This £2m Research and Partnership Development call for the Next Generation of Immersive Experiences supports early-stage research partnerships exploring the creation of new immersive experiences addressing three key themes: Memory, Place and Performance. Apply by 5th Oct 2017.

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.

London Underground

London, East & South East

Mon, 2nd Oct 9am – 1pm
London

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Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, United Kingdom

Wales & South West

Wed, 4th Oct 9am – 1pm
Bristol

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Midlands

Thu, 5th Oct 9am – 1pm
Birmingham

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North East, Yorkshire & Humberside

Mon, 9th Oct 9am – 1pm
Newcastle

RSVP

Manchester Worker Bees

North West, Yorkshire & Humberside

Fri, 13th Oct 9am – 1pm
Manchester

RSVP

The London Eye

London, East & South East

Mon, 16th Oct 9am – 1pm
London

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Scotland

Wed, 18th Oct 9am – 1pm
Edinburgh

RSVP

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Northern Ireland

Fri, 20th Oct 9am – 1pm
Belfast

RSVP

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.

Visit the Immersive Experiences call page which brings together a host of resources including the full call documents, videos including a full briefing with Q&A and a list of 1,000+ potential collaborators to help develop partnerships. Applications are due by 5th October.

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