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AHRC holds workshop to boost creative collaboration with Shanghai

Date: 06/11/2018

AHRC logoThe Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is bringing together leading academic and industry experts from the UK and China to enhance collaboration and identify opportunities to drive growth and innovation in the creative industries.

Hosted by the Shanghai Theatre Academy, the UK-China Collaborations in the Creative Industries workshop will initiate a major new research-industry partnership between the UK and China and inform a new funding programme to be jointly-developed between the two countries.

Andrew Thompson
Andrew Thompson (AHRC) speech at the reception. Copyright: AHRC

This new programme will include a call to support partnership-building and dialogue following the event, leading to larger collaborative research and development projects.

The workshop will bring together around 80 academic and industry experts from the UK and China including researchers, creative intermediaries and creative businesses. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to help shape future activities funded through the initiative across four areas identified as having particular potential for future collaboration – screen industries, the enhancement of performing arts through mixed reality experiences, gaming, and creative design.

The event was 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).

Andrew Thompson
Shanghai reception with Liam Fox. Copyright: AHRC

About the The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

AHRC funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: history, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, languages, design, heritage, area studies, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98 million to fund research and postgraduate training, in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits and contributes to the economic success of the UK but also to the culture and welfare of societies around the globe.

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