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We recognise the importance of collaboration in the thriving creative economy of the UK, and support the development of strong, sustainable and socially inclusive partnerships across the sector.

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Sustaining Craft Practice in the Digital Era

Monday, 12 April: 2-3.30pm   Network Centre is delighted to present an online conversation as part of the QMUL Arts & Culture Conversations Week for 9-16 April 2021. Our panel will draw on international perspectives to explore contemporary craft practice and economy. Facilitated by feminist craftivist practitioner and researcher Dr Katja May they will consider the role […]

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Digital Platforms for Craft

Digital platforms for craft was an 20-month project that aimed to map out the use, features and potential of digital platforms in craft sectors in the UK and China. It was funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK and supported by the Crafts Council, and was a partnership between researchers at […]

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How does ‘The Match’ add social value?

Network Centre has brokered a small knowledge exchange project between QMUL Reader in Management Practice / Deputy Director of Education, Patrick McGurk, and local Hackney based enterprise, Echo (economyofhours.com) to analyse the social value of its project, The Match. Echo is a network which connects community projects, many of them within the creative industries, and […]

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