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24th June, 2014

TCCE presents Culture, Creativity and the Academy – building a new ‘Grand Partnership’

Event Details

24th June, 2014
Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court (Main entrance) corner of Milton Street / Silk Street, London EC2Y 9BH
£140 Early Bird Tickets (payable before Monday 19th May) / £240 Full Price Tickets (after 19th May)

TCCE is delighted to announce the third TCCE annual conference, taking place on Tuesday 24th June 2014 in partnership with Guildhall School of Music & Drama and supported by Arts Council England.

For full details on the structure of the day, click here.

Please note that booking for the conference is now CLOSED. 

Early Bird Tickets (payable before 5pm, Monday 19th May): £140

Full Price Tickets (after 19th May): £240

Please note that TCCE are offering a limited number of £50 reduced-rate tickets for Early Career Researchers from TCCE member universities and also to SMEs (including arts organisations). To apply for a reduced-rate ticket, or for more information, please email us at Please note that reduced-rate tickets are strictly limited and subject to availability and will be issued on a first come first served basis.

The Culture Capital Exchange has been leading the field in CCI (Cultural and Creative Industries) and university collaborative working for nearly 10 years. At this Conference we will debate issues for the future and provide case studies, inspiration and networking, including early career researcher academics, so that both constituencies can capitalise on these emerging and exciting opportunities.

The timing couldn’t be more relevant. The Agendas of both the CCI and Higher Education are converging apace. Universities are acknowledging their civic responsibilities, public engagement and the value of collaborative working with CCIs as core to their purpose, and as playing a key role in their research impact, as they are increasingly looking at innovative and strategic long term partnerships. Cultural and Creative organisations working with universities are beginning to reap the benefits of collaborative working in terms of engagement, artistic excellence, co-productions and talent development amongst others in an extraordinary variety of ways.

These priorities, particularly at a time of austerity and risk, are those which both parties can capitalise on, and which policy makers are increasingly seeking, as the case for public support for the arts and their values seeks to broaden itself beyond merely an economic argument.

Issues to be discussed:

  • The opportunities for HEIs and CCIs to collaborate on a new ‘Grand Partnership,’ underpinned by  HEI’s civic role, public engagement strategies and development of innovative collaborative programmes.
  • The role which CCIs can play in talent development, enhancing research and joint R&D with universities.
  • The opportunity for HEIs to develop mutually beneficial partnerships with CCIs to enhance their impact beyond the Academy and feed  into the Agenda for the REF 2020 (Research Excellence Framework)
  • Policy and funding implications for both sectors
  • Inspirational interactive workshops and case studies
  • Speed-networking

Contributors currently include: Helen Goodman MP (Shadow Minister of State for Culture, Media and Sport), Professor Barry Ife (Principal, Guildhall School of Music & Drama), Professor Maria Delgado (Professor of Theatre & Screen Arts, Queen Mary University of London), Kathryn McDowell CBE (Managing Director, London Symphony Orchestra), John Newbigin (Chair, Creative England), Professor David Sweeney (Director of Research, Innovation & Skills, HEFCE), Geoffrey Colman (Head of Acting, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama), Liam Jarvis (Co-director, Analogue / PhD candidate, Royal Holloway University of London) and Dr Ricarda Vidal (Teaching Fellow, King’s College London),  Dr David Berman (Reader in Theoretical Physics at Queen Mary University of London), Becs Andrews (Visual Artist & Designer for Live Performance & Film) Tricia Austin (Course Leader MA Narrative Environments, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London), Paul Bristow (Director, Strategic Partnerships, Arts Council England), Paddy Hartley (Artist / Designer), Frederic Wake-Walker (Artistic Director, Mahogany Opera Group), Paul Farrington (Graphic Designer, Studio Tonne), Professor Shearer West (History of Art Department, University of Oxford), and Dr Kate Dorney (Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Performance, V&A).

More names and event details will be added over the coming weeks so please check website for details.

Early Bird Tickets (payable before 5pm 19th May):             £140
Full Price Tickets
(after 19th May):                                £240

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