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Doctoral Training Workshop: Creative Economy

30th November 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 5:00 PM


A bespoke online training workshop for postgraduate research students in Social Sciences studying at King’s College London, Imperial College London and Queen Mary University of London.

The training is designed to introduce research students to the specific characteristics of businesses and organisations within the creative economy, and to provide examples of successful collaborative research models.

Network: QMUL Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy, is leading this workshop.

 Presentation objectives

  • To introduce students to the ecosystem of the creative sector and how it functions.
  • To share the experience of Small to Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the creative economy, covering
    • organisational purpose or function; who they reach or serve; who they work in partnership with; size; business model and working practices; how they sit in relation to the broader ecosystem, (using videos/ images where appropriate).
  • Give examples of previous involvement with collaborative research and/or knowledge exchange, covering
    • Methodology; outputs and outcomes; key learnings


12.30-12.35                      Event Overview and introduction to Prof Morag Shiach

12.35-1.30                        Prof Morag Shiach, Professor of Cultural History at QMUL and Director of Network: QMUL Centre for the Creative and Cultural Economy

Presentation: The Creative Ecosystem – Implications for Policy

30 mins presentation / 20 mins Q&A

Introduction to Prof. Leandro Valiati

1.30 – 2.10                        Prof. Leandro Valiati, Visiting Professor in the Economy of Culture, QMUL

Presentation: A value-based approach for the Economic Development in the Creative Economy.

20 mins presentation / 20 mins Q&A

2.10 – 2.30                       Breakout discussions (20 mins)

2.30 – 2.50                       Break (20 mins)

Introduction to creative orgs:

1. Economy of Hours (Echo) – Hackney based organisation enabling people to trade their time and skills with others.

2. 198: Contemporary Arts and Learning – a centre for visual arts, education and creative enterprise in Brixton, calling for greater action on equality, and shaped by demand for diverse visual arts and new pathways to creative careers.

2.50 – 3.40                       Echo

30 mins presentation / 20 mins Q&A

3.40 – 4.30                       198: Contemporary Arts and Learning

30 mins presentation / 20 mins Q&A

4.30 – 5.00                       Breakout discussions


Please sign up for the workshop here.


30th November 2020
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM