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Background

TCCE (The Culture Capital Exchange) is an experienced leader with a robust track record in designing, developing and delivering successful, effective, and ground-breaking collaborations and Knowledge Exchange programmes between Higher Education and the arts and cultural sectors for mutual benefit and wider impact.

We were established as LCACE (London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange) in 2005 with Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) funding and were the first university-led network to focus specifically on knowledge exchange, collaboration and wider engagement between the research base and the arts, cultural and creative sectors.
We rebranded as TCCE, becoming an independent company in 2011, and with extensive networks in and knowledge of both sectors, we continue to pioneer developments in our fields of expertise.

  • What we do

  • Members and partners

  • TCCE Team

TCCE designs, develops and delivers programmes, events and resources to catalyse and support Research Collaborations, Knowledge Exchange and Public Engagement. We also work into wider challenge areas for research, the arts and more widely across our lives, such as resilience, health and digital creativity.

Many of our larger-scale programmes are developed in collaboration with funders and partners from academia and beyond. Some examples of these include: Boosting Resilience, The Exchange, funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Creativeworks London funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Partnership, collaboration and knowledge exchange, in its widest sense, are at the heart of everything we do. We focus particularly on bringing Higher Education together with arts, culture and creative sector and further afield for mutual exchange and wider social, cultural, environmental and economic benefit.

 

TCCE has 11 core members, works with over 40 partners in London through our work on Creativeworks London and over 20 partners across England through our work on The Exchange. We also work with many cultural and creative organisations and individual collaborators in the delivery of our annual programme of activities.

TCCE Core Members

  • City, University of London
  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • Faculty of Education, Health and Community, Liverpool John Moores University
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University London
  • Middlesex University London
  • Ravensbourne University
  • Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
  • University College London
  • University of West London

TCCE The Exchange Pilot Partners 2015-2018

  • Birmingham City University
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • De Montfort University
  • Falmouth University
  • Fossbox
  • Independent Theatre Council
  • Lancaster University
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • People Dancing
  • Plymouth University
  • Sound and Music
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Kent
  • University of Leeds
  • University of Northumbria
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Surrey

Boosting Resilience Partners 2017-2019

  • The Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at Cass Business School. City, University of London (Cass/City)
  • The Centre for Enterprise, Manchester Metropolitan University (CfE/Manchester Metropolitan University)

Creativeworks London Partners 2012-2016

  • Arts Council England
  • Barbican
  • BBC
  • Belle Media
  • BFI
  • Birkbeck, University Of London
  • City University London
  • Creative and Cultural Skills Council
  • Digital Shoreditch
  • Furtherfield
  • GLA
  • Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama
  • IBM
  • Institute Of Education, University Of London
  • King’s College London
  • Kingston Museum
  • Kingston University
  • Lion Television
  • London First
  • London Sinfonietta
  • Mediaclarity
  • Playgen
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • Roehampton University
  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Royal Geographical Society
  • Royal Holloway, University of London
  • Scenepool
  • SOAS, University Of London
  • Tate
  • Tech City Investment Organisation
  • The Audience Agency
  • The British Library
  • The British Museum
  • The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • The Culture Capital Exchange
  • The Geffrye Museum
  • The National Archives
  • The V&A
  • Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance
  • University of the Arts, London

TCCE Wider Network

  • Artquest
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council
  • Arts Catalyst
  • Arts Council England
  • Arts Professional
  • Artworkers' Guild
  • BBC Radio 3
  • Ben Uri Gallery
  • Bluecoat
  • British Academy
  • British Council
  • Capital Enterprise
  • CHEAD
  • Crafts Council
  • Creative Future
  • Creative Industries Federation
  • Creative Matters Festival
  • Culture, Health and Wellbeing Alliance
  • The Griffin Gallery
  • CVAN
  • DataKind UK
  • Design Exchange Magazine
  • Design Manchester
  • Design Museum
  • Design Museum Helsinki
  • Digital Catapult
  • Euclid
  • Fernandez and Wells
  • Finetuned
  • Fossbox
  • Furtherfield
  • Surrey Arts
  • Golant Media Ventures
  • Higher Education Funding Council for England
  • IBM
  • Innovate UK
  • Intern Aware
  • Journal of Visual Art Practice
  • Julie’s Bicycle
  • Knowledge Quarter
  • KTN
  • Ladbury PR
  • Museum of the Future
  • NCVO
  • Nesta
  • October Gallery
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • Phoenix Gallery
  • Q-Art
  • Royal Academy of Arts
  • Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Somerset House
  • Sound & Music
  • SPACE
  • St George’s House
  • STEAMhouse Birmingham
  • Studio Wayne McGregor
  • Tech North
  • TECHNE
  • The Art Workers’ Guild
  • The British Library
  • The Cornelius Arts Foundation
  • The Royal Institution
  • The Sorrell Foundation
  • They Eat Culture
  • Times Higher Education
  • TMRW
  • Toucan
  • UKTI
  • V&A
  • Westminster Arts Forum

Please email info@tcce.co.uk to get in touch.

Suzie Leighton
Co-Director TCCE
Suzie Leighton is a Founding Director of The Culture Capital Exchange, and joined TCCE’s predecessor, The London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange as member of the start up team in 2005. Between 2012 – 2016 she was also joint Head of Knowledge Exchange Programme for Creativeworks London. Her professional background encompasses Dance and Theatre management, a 5 year stint at Arts Council England as a Senior Officer and a secondment as a researcher to the DCMS Select Committee.
Suzie is currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Jasmin Vardimon Company, an international dance theatre touring company, a mentor on the Time to Stare Artists Fellowship Programme and a Visiting Scholar at Cass Business School, City University of London.

Evelyn Wilson
Co-Director TCCE
Evelyn Wilson is a Founder Director of The Culture Capital Exchange which she co-established in 2011. From 2005, she was Senior Manager at its previous iteration, LCACE (London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange). She is Co-Investigator on Boosting Resilience and co-wrote the bid. From 2012- 2016, she was Head of Knowledge Exchange with Creativeworks London focusing on the conception and delivery of its Knowledge Exchange Programme.
She has deep experience as a cultural producer/curator in areas including: third cinema, photography and digital arts. She was Director of Lighthouse, Brighton and before that spent 11 years working in cultural centres in the West Midlands.
Evelyn is advisor to the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice at Cass Business School and Honorary Research Associate at Royal Holloway, University of London. She is Visiting Scholar at Cass Business School and has held several advisory roles in arts and Higher Education contexts. She is a member of the Creative Industries Council Clusters and Regions Group.

Associates

Giorgia Cacciatore
Associate Communications Assistant

Giorgia holds a Masters degree in Culture Industry from Goldsmiths University, where her research focused on the aftermath of soft power and new propaganda techniques on the contemporary cultural landscape. She has a background in the creative industries and collaborated with several organizations across Europe as broadcaster, writer, and designer. At TCCE she is responsible for the e-newsletter, social media and website as well as collaborating at the curation of events of the Arts and Health Forum. Giorgia is currently undertaking a Research Masters in Media, Art and Performance at Utrecht University.


Pete Mitchell
Associate Editor

Pete is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Sussex School of Global Studies. His writing has appeared in publications including the Times Literary Supplement, Asymptote, and The Quietus. He was Creativeworks London Researcher-In-Residence with TCCE in 2013/14 and works with us on the production and editing of our publications.


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