A major new research project is being launched to explore how the Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) sector in the North East can be developed in order to play a leading role in the region’s economy. Bringing businesses, artists and academics together, the new £3m ‘Creative Fuse North East’ project will create new ways to unleash unrealised economic and cultural value, both regionally and nationally.
Creative Fuse North East’s first engagement events will be a series of Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) Meetings, taking place on every second Thursday of each month. These meetings will offer a chance to find out more about Creative Fuse North East and to hear three short, stimulating presentations or provocations on a relevant theme. The first CAKE Meeting will consider CDIT and Health. They will be attended by representatives from across the region’s business, academic, freelance creative, charity and public sector communities – and the presentations will be followed by informal conversations and, of course, cake!
Creativity, digital and IT (CDIT) will be at the heart of the discussions, but CAKE will cover any and all topics, exploring the various ways CDIT impacts upon all our work and lives. The organisers will be keen to hear your ideas for themes and presentations for future CAKE events.
When: Thursday 9th June, 9.00 – 11.00am
Where: The Ballroom, Culture Lab, King’s Road, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU. Click here for a map.
For further information or to book please click here.
About Creative Fuse North East
Creative Fuse North East brings together all five of the North East’s universities – Newcastle, Northumbria, Durham, Sunderland and Teesside – and is funded jointly by the universities and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. It will see the region’s universities work with the 12 local authorities in the North East, businesses, artists, cultural organisations and partners to research how the CDIT sector can ensure it has the right skills for a sustainable future. Read more here.