Brigid Howarth, theme lead
As one of the UK's fastest growing sectors, the creative economy has a reputation for being innovative and disruptive, pushing the boundaries of what can be achieved and changing the ways in which challenges are met. The University of Exeter hosts a world class community of engaged and experienced academics working in this field.
As one of the participating universities in the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Creative Hubs Programme, we bring a wealth of knowledge to the creative economy, as well as developing new approaches to research, utilising creative technology, practice and methods.
Examples of our work include:
- Connecting our academics to creative practitioners around the world to consider, interpret, and tackle contemporary issues through the use of creative techniques, digital re-creation, creative expression and performance, along with immersive spectacle and engagement;
- Contributing and shaping regional development of the creative economy through engagement with regional governing bodies, creative sector networks, engagement with local and regional creative communities, and development of projects and programmes to improve multi-disciplinary research;
- Engaging students and creative economy employers across the South West and the rest of the UK in skills development, employee pipeline generation and student-led creative entrepreneurship.
Our partners include BBC, UNESCO, Flybeand Exeter City Football Club. We work with a number of digital tech/media specialists including Engine House VFX, augmented reality specialists Calvium Ltd, virtual reality experts Invirt Reality and Questionable Quality, and software developers 1010Media.