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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A self-assessment framework for Creative Hubs in Thailand

The Director and the Deputy-Director of Network recently visited Bangkok to undertake work in Partnership with the British Council on the development of a self-assessment framework for Creative Hubs in Thailand. Their aim was to support the desire of Hubs systematically to assess their own strengths, weaknesses, impacts, and opportunities and to do so within […]

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Hubs for Good- A blog post from British Council

Dr Tarek Virani was invited to give a keynote, which specifically looked at the role creative hubs play in creative economy, on 11 March 2019 in Malaysia. Please check the link to read the post from the British Council at: https://creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org/blog/19/05/21/hubs-good-southeast-asia-creative-hubs-forum/ Photo courtesy of the British Council

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Art spaces and creative clusters in Singapore

Venue: City, University of London Northampton Square Room A130, College Building
Date: 04-06-2019
Time: 17:00

Dr. Tarek Virani will be joining with Dr. Su Fern Hoe (Singapore Management University) and Dr. Jenny Mbaye (City, University of London) for a discussion session on creative clusters/hubs. The session will shed light on the emergence of creative placemaking as an urban cultural policy and the ensuing implications for local arts practice. Please do […]

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Effective Target Market Strategy and Social Media Content Management for a Creative Entrepreneurial Company

SME partnerFrou Frou Days Research TeamDr Nima Heirati (mentor), Cara-Jayne Smithson and Charles John David Kennedy-Markham (UG students) Project DescriptionFrou Frou Days (FFD) offers bespoke decor services for private celebrations (i.e. birthday, anniversary, and wedding) as well as corporate parties and charity events. FFD s is all about spreading the joy of parties to make […]

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Songs for the Prophets

SME PartnerDarren Hayman, Performing and Recording Artist Academic Partner Joad Raymond, Professor of Renaissance Studies, QMUL Project TitleSeventeenth-century prophets and visionaries: exploring the relationship between history, songwriting, and field music Project DescriptionWhat can we learn about history by writing and recording songs about it? What can we learn about the creative process of songwriting by […]

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〔A survey〕Are you working in craft sector?

We have been taking part in an project, Digital Platforms for Craft in the UK and China, funded by AHRC. If you are working in craft sector or related areas, may we invite you to take part in a survey our team is currently running? The survey is available at: https://qmul.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/digital-platforms-for-craft-qmul We appreciate your time […]

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