research, Research Videos

New video on the impact of the Dundee Cultural Recovery Project

Dr Lauren England is delighted to share a short video about the impact of her research project “Dundee Cultural Recovery”. https://youtu.be/OqWXBoBDZWI In the video, Dr England introduces the Dundee Cultural Recovery project and reflects on how the recommendations from the report have been used to support the work of cultural organisations and recovery planning in Dundee. Highlights include the research… Continue reading New video on the impact of the Dundee Cultural Recovery Project

articles, staff

CMCI Researchers publish “A Modern Guide to Creative Economies”

Prof Roberta Comunian and Prof Nick Wilson at CMCI, with international collaborators, have curated a collection of 16 chapters within a new Edward Elgar edited collection entitled ““A Modern Guide to Creative Economies”. The book brings together a series of new perspectives and reflections on creative economies; this insightful Modern Guide expands and challenges current… Continue reading CMCI Researchers publish “A Modern Guide to Creative Economies”

Alumni, Digital Culture, MA Arts and Cultural Management

From Humanities to Advertising: An interview with Francesco Mastroviti

This week's interview is with CMCI Alumni Francesco Mastroviti, the Global Brand lead for Alfa Romeo at Starcom. In this interview, he discusses his current job role, the challenges he has faced during his career and how his education and his time at King’s College London have supported his success. by Kirsty Warner Francesco Mastroviti… Continue reading From Humanities to Advertising: An interview with Francesco Mastroviti

Alumni, Digital Culture, MA Arts and Cultural Management

A Reflection by Matthew Dorabiala

by Kirsty Warner This week's reflection is by CMCI Alumni Matthew Dorabiala, the Founder at Salonexit and Head Conservator and Stock Manager at Pax Romana Gallery and Auction. In this piece he discusses his career journey, discusses the concept behind Salonexit, and the challenges of establishing your own company. Matthew Dorabiala is an artist and… Continue reading A Reflection by Matthew Dorabiala

Alumni, MA Arts and Cultural Management

Project Management & Positive Change: An interview with Rebecca Mirasol Davison Mora

For this week’s Alumni interview, I caught up with Rebecca Mirasol Davison Mora, the Community Manager at arcarta, to find out about her current job, her past academic publications and her career aspirations. Rebecca Mirasol Davison Mora is an expert in project management and cultural policy who engages in establishing positive change in the arts… Continue reading Project Management & Positive Change: An interview with Rebecca Mirasol Davison Mora

Alumni, MA Arts and Cultural Management, outreach, theatre

Theatre & Outreach: An interview with Alejandro Librero

For this week’s Alumni interview, I caught up with Alejandro Librero, the Coordinador de Acción Dramática at the Centro Dramático Nacional (Spain’s National Theatre), to find out about his current job, career path and academic publications, and to discuss the trajectory of the theatre industry. Alejandro Librero is a theatre producer, passionate about outreach and… Continue reading Theatre & Outreach: An interview with Alejandro Librero

Alumni, Arts Festivals, MA Arts and Cultural Management

Rethinking Arts Festivals: An interview with Mitch Tam

by Kirsty Warner This week's interview is with CMCI Alumni Mitch Tam, CoLab Festival Coordinator at Trinity Laban. In this interview, he discusses his current job role, if his expectations matched the reality of his career path and the trajectory of the arts festival industry. Mitch Tam is an expert in festival programming and public… Continue reading Rethinking Arts Festivals: An interview with Mitch Tam

Alumni, MA Cultural and Creative Industries course

Combining business and the arts: An interview with Crystal-Angelee Burrell

by Kirsty Warner Today’s alumni interview is with Crystal-Angelee Burrell. In this interview, she provides an overview of her current role, her career journey, and how she developed the key skills required to succeed. For anyone looking for a career that combines business and the arts, this is an essential read! Crystal-Angelee Burrell is a… Continue reading Combining business and the arts: An interview with Crystal-Angelee Burrell

Alumni, MA Cultural and Creative Industries course

Working in the Civil Service: An interview with Emily Penn

by Kirsty Warner For this week’s Alumni interview, I caught up with Emily Penn, the Policy Lead for Data at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), to find out about her career post-MA, and to discuss the skills needed to succeed in this role. Emily Penn is an expert in policy and… Continue reading Working in the Civil Service: An interview with Emily Penn

Alumni, creative industries, MA Cultural and Creative Industries course, Public Arts Policy

The trajectory of Ecuador’s Public Arts Policy: An Interview with Pablo Villalva

by Kirsty Warner For this week’s Alumni interview, I caught up with Pablo Villalva to find out about his career post-MA, and to discuss the trajectory of Ecuador’s public arts policy. Pablo Villalva is an expert in the Creative Industries, International Affairs, and Communication & Politics. He undertook an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries… Continue reading The trajectory of Ecuador’s Public Arts Policy: An Interview with Pablo Villalva

conferences, Emerging Voices

CREATIVE LABOUR AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

Day Two: Friday 2nd July, 10am-15.15pm (BST)    Panel 1 - Transformations in cultural institutions  10.15-11.15am Chair: Kirsty Warner, King’s College London   Stella Toonen, King’s College London Co-creation in Covid time: Opportunities for change in museums  Abstract: Co-creation has become a prevalent term in the museum sector, but many museums are still hesitant to share power with communities, give away control and work without predetermined outcomes.… Continue reading CREATIVE LABOUR AND CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

conferences, Emerging Voices

CONSUMPTION, DIGITAL CULTURE AND MEMORY

CMCI Emerging Voices Conference 2021 Programme Rethinking Culture, Media and Creative Industries in the Era of Covid  Day One: Thursday 1st July, 10am-15.15pm (BST)   Keynote speaker: Dr Wing-Fai Leung, King's College London  10.00-10.45 am  Asian Body and the Virus: Decolonisation of Knowledge Production as a Method  Abstract: The global pandemic has changed the academia from e-conference, curtailed and cancelled fieldwork to numerous… Continue reading CONSUMPTION, DIGITAL CULTURE AND MEMORY

News

CREATIVE WORK: POSSIBLE FUTURES AFTER COVID-19

Dr Roberta  Comunian is involved alongside colleagues from the Faculty of Education of University of Bolzen (Dr Federica Vigano) and University of Dundee (Dr Lauren England) in the organisation of a Call for Papers and an online international Workshop (4-5 Nov, 2021) on the theme: Creative Work: Possible Futures after Covid-19.   The Covid-19 pandemic has re-shaped the… Continue reading CREATIVE WORK: POSSIBLE FUTURES AFTER COVID-19

Alumni, MA Cultural and Creative Industries course

Interview with Alicia Liu

by Kirsty Warner In the latest Alumni interview, I caught up with Alicia Liu, to find out, among other things, why she chose CMCI's MA Cultural and Creative Industries Course, how this course helped to prepare her for her career, and what advice she would give to students currently enrolled on the course. Alicia Liu… Continue reading Interview with Alicia Liu

Creative Economy & Cultures of Production, Creativity & Cultural Labour, Cultures of Creativity

“Social Enterprises, Social Innovation and the Creative Economy” – Special issue of the Social Enterprise Journal

Dr Roberta Comunian and Denderah Rickmers The creative economy is dead – long live the creative-social economies CMCI staff are involved in the launch of a new special issue of the Social Enterprise Journal on the creative-social economies. Dr Roberta Comunian and PhD Denderah Rickermers have curated the special issue and written the editorial (with… Continue reading “Social Enterprises, Social Innovation and the Creative Economy” – Special issue of the Social Enterprise Journal

Audiences, Participation & Engagement, Creative Economy & Cultures of Production, Creativity & Cultural Labour, Cultures of Creativity, Media Industries

The Birth of the Creative Industries Revisited

Dr Jonathan Gross CMCI began life in 2002 as an MA in Cultural & Creative Industries. This led in 2007 to the launch of the Centre for Culture, Media & Creative Industries, becoming a ‘Department’ in 2010. We now welcome students from all over the world to our three MA programmes (and soon to our… Continue reading The Birth of the Creative Industries Revisited

Creative Economy & Cultures of Production, Digital Culture, Media Industries

Industry and Academia Meet in Edinburgh to Discuss AI-Driven Creativity

Nina Vindum Rasmussen The hype is real: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is truly having a moment. The broad term refers to devices designed to act intelligently by mimicking the cognitive functions of the human brain. Advances in AI are disrupting major industries, including the creative sector. News headlines chronicle how AI and machine learning are aiding… Continue reading Industry and Academia Meet in Edinburgh to Discuss AI-Driven Creativity

Creative Economy & Cultures of Production

Understanding And Supporting Creative Economies In Africa Conference

Sana Kim and Manfredi De Bernard On the 14thof November CMCI department hosted Understanding and Supporting Creative Economies In Africa, a one day international conference, which served as a closing event of the AHRC funded research network Understanding And Supporting Creative Economies In Africa: Education, Networks And Policyled by Dr Roberta Comunian (King’s College London)… Continue reading Understanding And Supporting Creative Economies In Africa Conference