Established in 2009, the Creative Practice and Cultural Economy Research Centre (CPCE) explores and promotes new ways of binding cultural and economic qualities into a creative fabric of value.
CPCE provides a framework for the investigation of creative practice within a cultural economy context. It merges creative practice with cross-disciplinary areas such as cultural analysis, information technology, media, public history and economics.
Creative Practice brings new understandings to the Creative Industries concept. It explores a range of perspectives on the process of creativity from inception to production, in order to determine how meaning is made in contemporary society across a range of cultural forms.
CPCE's core investigations are the key issues of ‘cultural and economic values’, their nature, their purpose and most importantly, their intersection with each other and with creative practice. This entails not only the tangible qualities that emerge through process and production, but the intangible processes of individual values, sense of place, identity and passion that are captured within all creative works.