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12 January 2022

(closed) Open call for researcher: Mapping Creative Hubs in Northern Ireland

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

Creative Hubs Forum 2015

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 benefical exercise in assessing the value of the ecosystem and the impact creative hubs bring.

In 2022 we are aiming to publish an overview study of creative hubs across the UK. An England report and a Scotland one have already been published in 2021. We would now like to complete the picture with a similar exercise in Northern Ireland.

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

The report will help facilitate an understanding of hubs’ progress and change 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 must be a creative hub staff member (founder, CEO, community manager, programmes lead, etc.), or a creative professional working in Northern Ireland, or an academic (associated with a HE institution or independent) in Northern Ireland.

The applicants must have in-depth knowledge of the creative sector in Northern Ireland and the 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.


Read this Terms of Reference document for more information on the project and how to apply.
To apply please submit your applications via email to Roxana Apostol.

Deadline: 2 February 2022