The Hidden Story

Understanding Knowledge Exchange Partnerships with the Creative Economy.

This report maps the ways in which higher education institutions support the creative sector and help to build cultural infrastructure, developing a new taxonomy for these activities, which are supported by nearly £50m of public funding each year. The research places these knowledge exchange activities in 12 distinct categories, which include commercialisation, festivals, place-making, and curatorial investigations.

Written by: Alex Williams, Jon Dovey, Bruce Cronin, Peter Garside, Matthew Flintham, Matthew Smith, David Barrett, Richard Brooks, Anne Boddington, and Faye Taylor


Williams, A. Dovey, J. Cronin, B. Garside, P. Flintham, M. Smith, M. Barrett, D. Brooks, R. Boddington, A. & Taylor, F. (2017) The Hidden Story: understanding knowledge exchange partnerships with the creative economy. (Project Report) Kingston upon Thames, U.K. : Kingston University. 40 pp. ISBN 9781907684333