The creative industries are the fastest growing sector of the UK economy, their diversification connects creative practitioners, researchers and innovators with a raft of social challenges and opportunities. Our projects, working across a range of specialisms, contribute to the growth, impact and knowledge base of this most interdisciplinary of sectors.
The creative industries contribute to almost every part of our lives, skills and knowledge generated by the sector increasingly play a crucial role in our social, cultural and economic response, and resilience, to 21st Century global challenges.
Our projects ask how creative thinking, innovation and practice can contribute to the development and social impact of the creative industries. As creatives what social, cultural and economic contribution does our work make to society, and how to extend, measure and understand the nature of that impact?
By focusing on the future direction of the creative industries, working with industry partners and stakeholders, our projects seek to contribute to multiple new and emergent areas of innovation.
The coming year will see Creative Industries Futures focus on three priority areas; Curation, event design and production: Broadcast platforms and content: Creativity and wellbeing. Questions common to these areas, and other projects across the programme include:
- What is the future direction of the creative industries?
- How do we best identify emergent opportunities in the creative industries?
- What new tools, products and services are ripe for development within the creative industries?
- What educational models are required to encourage innovation in the creative industries?
Our research in the creative industries contributes to the development of the sector and benefits a raft of communities, stakeholders and partners. Across the coming year we will be particularly focused on identifying, connecting with, and listening to, hard to reach and underserved audiences/users of creative outputs and services.
Dr Laura Hodsdon
Dr Laura Hodsdon is a Research Fellow at Falmouth University. Her research and professional outputs focus on social justice, socio-spatiality, organisational policy and skills, and literature and narrative to explore (in)equality in organisations, socio-cultural landscapes, and heritage.
Some of the projects within this programme include:
MametzLead: Professor Chris Morris
Mametz was a 2014 site-specific production that offered a glimpse of life and death in the trenches.
Cornwall Contemporary Poetry FestivalLead: Tom Scott
The first Cornwall Contemporary Poetry Festival brought together leading contemporary poets for two days of readings, workshops and...
Literary editors and peer-to-peer book reviewers: Rethinking the role of cultural intermediaries in a socially networked age
This chapter examines the evolving roles of cultural intermediaries and cultural curators within the world of books.
ANTI Contemporary Art Festival
ANTI Festival presents an annual season of contemporary art shown across public spaces.
South West Creative Technology NetworkLead: Professor David Prior
The South West Creative Technology Network drives both blue-sky thinking and real-world developments in the application of creative...
A Case for Cornish Public Service MediaLead: Denzil Monk
Commissioned by Cornwall Council, this research paper investigates the potential business and development models for a Cornish PSM.
How Can Artists and Designers Working with Museums and Collections Contribute to the Notion of Active Citizenship?
This paper examines through a series of selected contrasting examples, how interpretation in a range of forms might be seen to actively arm...
The CinematologistsLead: Dr Neil Fox
The Cinematologists is a podcast that brings fans, filmmakers, critics and academics together to watch, discuss and engage with cinema of...
Re-voicing Cultural LandscapesLead: Dr Laura Hodsdon
Re-voicing Cultural Landscapes studies the relationships between majority and minority perspectives on intangible cultural heritage,
Spatial Audio JournalismLead: Dr Abigail Wincott
This project is working with journalists to identify opportunities and challenges in their use of spatial audio.
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