The Culture Capital Exchange Conference 2015: Culture, Creativity and the Academy: Exploring the New Normal

TCCE is delighted to announce that booking has now opened for its annual TCCE Conference 2015, in partnership with Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Date: 20/05/2024 – 20/05/2024



Tue 14 July 2015


10am – 6pm


Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Milton Court
(Main entrance) corner of Milton Street / Silk Street,
London EC2Y 9BH


£150 – Early Bird Tickets (before 5pm, 22nd June 2015)
£240 – Full Price Tickets (after 5pm, 22nd June 2015)

*A limited number of £75 reduced-rate tickets are
available, please see below for details.


The timely theme for this year’s TCCE conference, as we celebrate our 10th anniversary, is: Culture, Creativity and the Academy: Exploring the New Normal.

When TCCE (formerly LCACE) was established a decade ago, whilst there were some strong and very exciting partnerships between the Arts, Cultural and Creative industries and Higher Education, such work was arguably more the exception than the rule. Now, however, it is the case that collaborations between these sectors are developing apace and that such work is increasingly becoming the ‘new normal’.

Culture, Creativity and the Academy: Exploring the New Normal, presented in partnership with Guildhall School of Music & Drama, sets out to examine to what extent this actually is the case and if so what does ‘the new normal’ look like, what are its characteristics, who’s doing it, how does it come about and why is it important, particularly now.

Culture, Creativity and The Academy: Exploring the New Normalaims to create a picture of key developments over the last decade. Furthermore it will start the process of building a roadmap for the decade to come with topics for discussion including:

  • Successful partnerships: What models are out there and how do they work?
  • Public funding and collaboration: Joining the dots
  • Universities and the social contract: Working together for the wider good
  • Moving forward: A blueprint for the future

Culture, Creativity and the Academy: Exploring the New Normal will be of interest to those working in academia, the cultural and creative industries, policy-makers and those interested in the role of research and innovation more widely.

Contributors include:

  • Professor Barry Ife (Principal Guildhall School of Music and Drama)
  • Deborah Bull (Director, Culture at King’s College London)
  • Sorrel Hershberg (Director, The Sorrell Foundation)
  • Jodie Eastwood (Knowledge Quarter Project Manager The British Library)
  • Dr Harriet Hawkins (Senior Lecturer, Royal Holloway University of London)
  • Dr Eleonora Belfiore (Director of Studies, Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value, University of Warwick)
  • Dr Peter Mitchell (Researcher, Queen Mary, University of London)
  • Dr Catherine McNamara (Reader and Pro-Dean (Students) Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)
  • Professor Gavin Henderson CBE (Principal, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama)
  • Dr Daniel Glaser (Director, Science Gallery London, King’s College London)
  • Caroline Jenkinson (Head of Arts and Tourism, London Borough of Camden)
  • Professor Anthony Bowne (Principal, Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance)
  • Layton Reid (Associate Dean, Ravensbourne)
  • Professor Bill Sherman (Head of Research, V&A)
  • Heather Williams (Knowledge Exchange Strategy and Development Manager, Arts and Humanities Research Council)
  • Lydia Fraser-Ward (Creative Director, Fantasy High Street)
  • Becca Weber  (Coventry University)
  • Dr Mark Gray  (Pro Vice Chancellor & Director of Knowledge Transfer, Middlesex University)
  • Lucie Clements (Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance)
  • Dr Cormac Newark  (Head of Research, Guildhall School of Music & Drama)
  • David Sweeney Director (Research, Education and Knowledge Exchange, HEFCE)

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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