Welcome to Queen Mary University of London’s Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy

We operate as a support organisation for researchers, creative practitioners, entrepreneurs, private companies, cultural organisations and policymakers who recognise the importance of collaboration in this thriving sector. The centre has been built on QMUL’s existing creative economy networks established through Creativeworks London, through London Creative and Digital Fusion, and through research activities in its School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, School of Geography, School of English and Drama, School of Business and Management, and People’s Palace Projects.

Partners from these established networks are participating in a range of NETWORK projects, workshops, and collaborations over the coming months.

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News Highlights

We were in 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture

Dr Tarek Virani, our Deputy Director, was invited to 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during 11-14, March, 2019. He was attending “Hubs for Good: Southeast Asia Creative Hubs Forum”, organised by the British Council and gave a keynote on the topic of creative hubs. The event was attended by creative […]

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Creative Interventions in Dementia Care

Venue: The Neuron Pod Centre of the Cell, Whitechapel, London, E1 2AT
Date: 18-03-2019
Time: 16:00

This event aims to bring together a number of stakeholders involved in the growing sectors of Arts and Health (AAH) and Health Tech, as well as professionals in Dementia care, people with Dementia and stakeholders from higher education in order to identify the opportunities and challenges that exist in this growing area. What does the […]

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Thames Estuary Production Corridor – Case for Investment

Network recognises the potential for research and consultancy activities to support the proposed development of the Thames Estuary Production Corridor. The Director of Network recently contributed to an FE and HE Workshop exploring the case for investment and the opportunities to HE and FE to contribute their expertise and facilities.

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Creative Clusters, Social Inclusion and Sustainability in the Creative Economy – Report

This report emerges from a research project jointly commissioned by Hackney Council, Tower Hamlets Council and the London Legacy Development Corporation. It was created to inform the local authorities’ bid to the Mayor of London’s Creative Enterprise Zones Scheme (2018). Using quantitative and qualitative methods, this investigation seeks to uncover evidence about the characteristics of […]

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SEMINAR: Social Inclusion and Sustainability in the Creative Economy

Venue: Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Campus, Graduate Centre, room 601.
Date: 05-11-2018
Time: 17:00

Join us for a panel discussing the role of social inclusion in sustaining creative economy businesses. In partnership with British Council, the seminar will feature representatives of local authorities and creative hubs based in London and the Philippines with experience of supporting creative economy communities through social inclusion practices. It will also present recent Network […]

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