Policy and research




Embedded creatives project – an update

Posted on 11 April 2016 by Samuel Woodford

For the last five weeks I have been speaking with “embedded creatives” throughout Cardiff – those people who are working creative jobs, but are based outside the core creative industries. This stage of the data collection process is now almost done, and I have spoken to quite a range of people across a number of
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Embedded creatives in Cardiff

Posted on 18 February 2016 by Samuel Woodford

I have just joined the Creative Economy team as a Research Associate, tasked with investigating the important role that creative workers outside the core creative industries play in Cardiff’s creative economy. This group, termed ’embedded creatives’, are one whose specific needs, aspirations and working habits have received relatively little study. I hope the work I
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In search of the creative economy

Posted on 31 January 2016 by Ian Hargreaves

I get asked quite often about the range of research projects I’m currently involved in and how they connect to each other. It’s hard to give a short answer to this question, so I thought I’d share with you this article, commissioned by Intermedia – the journal of the International Institute for Communications. It draws out
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The Creative Cardiff Research Network is entering a new phase

Posted on 27 January 2016 by Johann Gregory

I recently joined the Creative Economy team as a Research Associate to support the development of the Creative Cardiff Research Network (formerly called ‘Creative @ Cardiff’). Currently I am exploring the involvement and interest in research relating to the creative economy across Cardiff University, with help from the Creative Economy team. Professor Steve Blandford, Emeritus
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What is the creative economy?

Posted on 20 October 2015 by Ian Hargreaves

Q. What is the creative economy? A. It is the economic output of everyone who does an officially recorded creative job in (for example) the UK, as measured in the official labour force statistics. Q. How does the creative economy differ from the creative industries? A. The creative industries are a set of named business
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