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Call for expressions of interest - 'UK-China Collaborations in the Creative Industries' workshop 6-7 November 2018

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This workshop will bring together leading experts to explore the potential for enhanced collaboration between the UK and China - with a particular focus on Shanghai - to drive growth and innovation in the creative industries. The workshop will initiate a major new research-industry partnership between the two countries, with the expectation that it will inform multiple funding opportunities over subsequent years.

Whilst the workshop is intended to help shape the focus of future funding opportunities, four themes have been highlighted as areas of mutual interest in the UK and China, these will be refined through input at the workshop:

  • screen industries,
  • theatre and performing arts through mixed reality experiences
  • gaming
  • creative design

The workshop will take place in Shanghai over two days from Tuesday 6th November to Wednesday 7th November 2018. Expressions of interest to participate in the workshop are invited from UK-based researchers and creative businesses.

The event is being organised by AHRC with support from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Innovate UK and UKRI China, and in collaboration with the Shanghai Economy and Information Technology Commission (SEITC) and Shanghai Theatre Academy (STA). 

Closing Dates

Closing Date: 21/09/2018

  • 21/09/2018 – deadline for expressions of interest
  • 28/09/2018 – applicants notified of outcome
  • 06/11/2018 and 07/11/2018 – workshop

How to make an application

An expression of interest to attend and participate in the workshop should be made through smartsurvey:

The deadline for applications is 21 September 2018. Please use the call document to aid the writing of your application.

Further Information


AHRC Creative Arts and Digital Humanities team

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