Beyond the Campus: Higher Education and the Creative Economy

Posted on 25 October 2012

Castlefield Gallery Director Kwong Lee with Alison Slater of MMU will present the findings from their research into the Impact of Artists’ CPD in Greater Manchester at the first in a series of seminars organised by the AHRC funded research network Beyond the Campus: Connecting Knowledge and Creative Practice Communities Across Higher Education and the Creative Economy.

The seminar to be held at Castlefield Gallery on Mon 5  Nov will focus on networks of knowledge and interaction between higher education and arts and cultural organisations and institutions. We are particularly keen in gathering a better understanding of the range of partnerships and collaborations that take place between HE and public or third sector organisations in the arts and cultural sphere.

The seminar will consider relationships, practices and knowledge exchange between higher education and the arts infrastructure of the city and the important role played by local arts networks. It will also look at the impact of individuals (and leadership) in shared roles between higher education, public policy and arts and cultural organisations.  Other dimensions include the presence of arts and cultural institutions within higher education institutions, shared spaces and partnerships amongst arts organisations and higher education and collaborative systems for professional, talent and skills development.

For the full programme and list of speakers visit

Findings from the seminar including a report by artist Emily Speed, produced for a-n magazine, images and audio are now available online at