Symposium: Creative Industries Clusters Programme

Creative Clusters Symposium

Join us on Day 2 of BEYOND for our symposium on the Creative Industries Clusters Programme, supported by CRAIC, reflecting on the impacts and achievements of the programme and the nine Creative R&D Partnerships it has supported.  

The afternoon will bring together those who have delivered this extraordinary programme to reflect on the unique achievements and characteristics of each cluster, and what has changed as a result of them.

It is a unique opportunity to hear from all of the nine Creative R&D partnerships, as the clusters programme officially comes to an end. These partnerships are: 

The afternoon will be organised into four panels. This element of the BEYOND programme has limited capacity, and all attendees interested in attending will need to register for Priority access. Sign up for the Beyond Newsletter to receive registration details and the full Abstracts ahead of the day.

Session 1: R&D Programmes & Processes
In this session Creative Informatics discuss the ‘importance of scaffolding to support innovation in the CIs’ and Bristol + Bath look at ‘responsible R&D, creating innovation ecosystems centred on care, diversity and planetary justice’.

Session 2: Transformed Ecosystems
In the second session, Future Screens NI review ‘tactical opportunism’ and positioning of the cluster as a key cultural broker in discussions about the creative industries and creative enterprise in the region, followed by Clwstwr on Cardiff before and after the programme, and embedding an innovation culture.

Session Three: Creative Technologies & STEM
Future Fashion Factory speak on ‘Unpicking the dynamics of design-led R&D’, the emerging models driving creative tech, and BFTT discuss ‘Mobilising Transdisciplinarity’ through collaborative R&D.

Session Four: Reconfigured Universities
XR Stories/York present ‘Models of Innovation and Intermediation in Creative Industries Research and Development Programmes: Ten Years of Research in Digital Creativities at the University of York.’ Story Futures on ‘How to fit a cluster into a University’, and the clusters programme and the growing role of impact in REF/KEF university frameworks and Future Fashion Factory/LITAC, ‘Genesis of an Institute: A New Paradigm’ on the role of the clusters programme in the establishment of the Leeds Institute of Textiles and Colour (LITAC)

Watch this space for more speaker updates coming soon.