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3 February 2020

Open call for researcher: Mapping creative hubs in England

We are seeking proposals from researchers and consultants to conduct a mapping and analysis study of creative hubs in England.

Philippo Podesta

In this ever-changing global landscape, we believe hubs are integral to the sustainability and growth of the creative economy, as well as to balanced societies. A mapping of creative hubs is hugely beneficial exercise in assessing the value of the ecosystem and the impact creative hubs bring.

In 2020 we are aiming to publish an overview study of creative hubs across the UK. We have recently started this exercise in Scotland, and we are now looking to launch it in England.

The purpose of this mapping report is to build an up-to-date overview of the hubs operating in England, their profiles, sustainability, impact and challenges.

The report will help facilitate an understanding of hubs’ progress and change in England over the years and will be an invaluable resource of information that would facilitate tailored international opportunities for UK hubs (by looking at their profiles, thematic expertise, focus and challenges).

Eligible applicants can be a creative hub staff member (founder, CEO, community manager, programmes lead, etc.), or a creative professional working in UK, or an academic (associated with a research institution or independent) in England.

The applicants must have in-depth knowledge of the creative sector in England and knowledge of creative hubs landscape, some established connections with hubs and key stakeholders across the country and experience in conducting mappings, research in the creative field and drafting reports.


Deadline: 15 March 2020