The Centre for Creative Practice and Cultural Economy (CPCE) is a new department that will provide a unique framework for investigating creative practice.
It merges creative practice with cross-disciplinary areas such as public history, information technology, cultural analysis and economics.The centre aims to explore how meaning is made in contemporary society through studying a range of perspectives on the process of creativity from inception to production.
The core investigations will focus on the key issues of cultural and economic values, their nature, their purpose and their connection with each other and with creative practice.
The Centre's objectives will be to develop a cultural ‘hub’ in Ultimo-Pyrmont-Surry Hills areas with UTS as the central focus; build a major body of work related projects based on the cultural and economic qualities of creative practices; develop a national profile through a diverse range of events, seminars and festivals; identify and explore opportunities for a greater collaboration between academics and creative practitioners using these new methods and strengthen creative practices through collaborative benchmarking exercises and establishing an international network.
CPCE will be launched in mid to late August.