TCCE’s Conferences and Symposia
TCCE’s Conferences and Symposia provide an opportunity for those in the TCCE network and individuals from the cultural and creative industries to come together to discuss key issues of mutual concern and interest.
Since 2007, when we started with The Art of Partnerships at The Unicorn Theatre we have been running conferences most years. Our key conferences include: Culture and Consequence (2008) with King’s College London, Beyond the Academy: Research as Exhibition (2010) in collaboration with Tate Britain, Connectivity, Values and Interventions (2012) with the British Library, Making the Extraordinary (2013) with Cass Business School and Culture, Creativity and the Academy, Building a New ‘Grand Partnership’ (2014) and Culture, Creativity and the Academy: Exploring the New Normal (2015) both with Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Exit Velocity: Supercharge your academic career (2016) with the University of West London, Complex Webs: Exploring Connections Between Universities and the Arts and Creative Sectors (2016).
Our most recent symposium, Refresh, Reboot, Retool: new imaginaries for challenging times (2018) brought together academics, artists, creatives and policy-makers to create a space in which to encourage, debate, conversation, play, knowledge exchange and co-creation about some of our most important contemporary challenges including: politics, diversity, identity, place and environment.
Through our conferences, we aim to explore collaborations and partnership working in different contexts; showcasing values, benefits and examples of good practice as well as highlighting challenges and shining a spotlight on the role of policy in partnership development between research the cultural and creative sectors.