We publish work on creative networks, hubs, ecologies, and sustainable economies in various formats including reports, working papers, and academic articles.

Creative Producers International. Photo by Jon Aitken

Creative Producers International Final Report

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Creative Producers International gathered together a dynamic network of creative producers from across the world. It aimed to enhance individual...

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Network for Creative Enterprise

Network for Creative Enterprise Final Report

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The Network for Creative Enterprise (NfCE) was established in October 2017 to help freelancers, artists, creative practitioners, start-up microbusinesses, and...

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Bristol+Bath Creative R+D Workshop. Photo by Jon Aitken

Understanding, capturing, and assessing value in collaborative design research

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This paper is an editorial for a collection of papers in the CoDesign Journal that respond to a tension between...

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Contributing to the creative economy imaginary: universities and the creative sector. Photo by Jon AitkenPhoto by Jon Aitken

Contributing to the creative economy imaginary: universities and the creative sector

This paper explores the relationship between the creative economy and universities. As funders, educators and research bodies, universities have a...

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South West Creative Technology Network Immersion Showcase - photo by Jon Aitken

Rethinking ‘knowledge exchange’: new approaches to collaborative work in the arts and humanities


This paper explores approaches to collaborative work between arts and humanities disciplines in UK higher education and the creative economy....

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Pervasive Media Studio, Bristol, Photo Credit Paul Blakemore

Creative Hubs: Understanding the New Economy

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This report was commissioned by the British Council to better understand ‘creative hubs’: their diverse value, processes and motivations; and...

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Cultural Ecologies Workshop - photo by Jon Aitken

The practice of cultural ecology: network connectivity in the creative economy

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This paper reflects on approaches to collaborative knowledge exchange projects between UK universities and the creative economy. It develops a...

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REACT Report

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The REACT Report distils our learning from the four year project, and celebrates the great potential of collaboration between universities and the...

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