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The Knowledge Exchange Hubs - two years in

Created in 2012, the four Knowledge Exchange Hubs represent a £16M investment by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) that spans four years. The purpose of the Hubs is to connect excellent research in the arts and humanities with a range of creative and cultural organisations to generate new and exciting Knowledge Exchange opportunities. The Hubs aim to foster entrepreneurial talent and stimulate innovation, and contribute to the development of the UK’s Creative Economy

In this film the AHRC catches up with the four Hubs two-years into their four-year projects. We hear from the Hub Directors who reflect on some of their Hub’s most notable achievements to date. From Apps, and digital storytelling to chandeliers; and from canals to beer-by-post – the Hubs have lived up to their aims and the resulting projects innovative and exciting.

The four Hubs are:

  • The Creative Exchange (opens in a new window) led by Lancaster University in partnership with the University of Newcastle and the Royal College of Art.
  • Design in Action (opens in a new window) led by the University of Dundee in partnership with Edinburgh College of Art, Glasgow School of Art, Gray’s School of Art, University of Abertay and the University of St Andrews.
  • Creative Works London (opens in a new window) led by Queen Mary University of London in partnership with Birkbeck College, Central Scholl of Speech and Drama, City University, the Courtauld Institute, Goldsmith College, Kingston University, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, King’s College London, Roehampton university, Royal Holloway, School of Oriental and African Studies, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, University of the Arts and the University of London’s Centre for Creative Collaboration.
  • Research and Enterprise in the Arts and Creative Technologies (REACT) (opens in a new window) led by the University of the West of England Bristol in partnership with the University of Bristol, University of Exeter, University of Bath, University of Cardiff, and the Watershed Arts Trust.

For more info on the AHRC Knowledge Exchange Hubs please see the Knowledge Exchange Hubs section of the AHRC website.

Publish date Runtime
10/06/2014 6.05