POSTPONED - Seminar Series: issues and research challenges in the creative industries

The seminars aim to reach a shared understanding of the gaps in the evidence base, which will inform future research priorities and collaborations.

When:  29th April 2020 | 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Where:  Anatomy Museum, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
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The PEC have co-organised a Seminar Series with King's College London's Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries (CMCI) and Developing Inclusive and Sustainable Creative Economies (DISCE). Taking place at King's College London in Spring 2020, the four research seminars will explore emerging issues and research challenges in the creative industries.

The seminars aim to reach a shared understanding of the gaps in the evidence base, which will inform future research priorities and collaborations.

  • Seminar 1: Creative and cultural ecologies: mapping and understanding

22nd January 2020 1-6pm, Anatomy Museum. King’s College London

Recent research highlights the importance of understanding local creative and cultural ecologies in order to consider how much places can foster creativity – both for the benefit of the economy and society at large. However, it is important to consider what methods and theories can help us achieve a better understanding of the individuals and organisations involved in place making.

  • Seminar 2: Understanding the Value of Creative Arts Higher Education

05th February 2020 1-6pm, Anatomy Museum. King’s College London

Whatever political currency Philip Augar’s Review of funding for post-18 education in England has in government, the issues it raises mean there may be significant change in funding for creative arts and design higher education in the coming months. This seminar will explore what academic research says about the value of creative arts and design higher education and consider its policy implications in England. It will consider findings from different academic disciplines, including research that has tried to measure the value of higher education more broadly using a range of data sets.

  • Seminar 3: Creative work and gender: barriers and activism – CANCELLED DUE TO DISRUPTION FROM THE INDUSTRIAL ACTION.

04th March 2020 1-6pm, River Room, King’s College London

The seminar will explore data and issues in relation to gender barriers and inequality in creative work. It will provide insights from different sub-sectors of the creative industries as well reflections on the general gender dynamics of the sector. It is hoped the seminar will include both quantitative and qualitative papers. Furthermore, the policy debate and research will also touch on policies and forms of engagement and activism that are trying to address the current barriers.

  • Seminar 4: Creative work: gender, class and intersectional barriers – POSTPONED, DATE TO BE CONFIRMED AFTER MAY 2020.

29th April 2020 10-5pm, Anatomy Museum. King’s College London

Building on seminar 3, the fourth seminar will focus on a range of barriers affecting access to work in the creative industries. The papers included will address the role of class differences, issues of race and geography as well as combinations and intersection of these dynamics. We welcome both quantitative and qualitative contributions as well as reflections on policy initiatives and interventions that have had an impact on making the creative industries more inclusive.