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Brand new Accelerator & Incubator @1millstreet Leamington Spa for Warwick's creative and digital graduates

Creative Futures is a gateway between the University and the region's creative industries.

We inspire, educate & incubate on campus and at 1 Mill Street offering space, business support, mentoring and networking to support the growth of creative ideas, enterprises and innovation.

Do you have a creative business idea?

Our incubator will help graduate businesses become part of the UK’s largest creative cluster outside Greater London. Creative Futures provides an exciting opportunity for business teams to develop their entrepreneurial skills, test, launch and pitch their business ideas and get 6 months of free space and support to develop their creative enterprises in Leamington Spa.

Applications will open on 3rd August although we are collect Expressions of Interest now. This allows people to get further details and be notified as soon as applications launch;

Tue 14 Jul 2020, 19:10 | Tags: Alumni, Students, Industry, Education

AHRC Midlands4Cities funding for UK/EU students

The AHRC-funded Midlands4Cities Doctoral Training Partnership (M4C) brings together eight leading universities across the Midlands to support the professional and personal development of the next generation of arts and humanities doctoral researchers. M4C is a collaboration between the University of Birmingham, Birmingham City University, University of Warwick, Coventry University, University of Leicester, De Montfort University, Nottingham Trent University and The University of Nottingham.

M4C is awarding up to 80 doctoral studentships for UK/EU applicants for 2019 through an open competition and 11 Collaborative Doctoral Awards (CDA) through a linked competition with a range of partner organisations in the cultural, creative and heritage sector.

The Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies is inviting applications from students whose research interests connect with our fields of expertise in: Management and Creativity; Intellectual Property and the Creative Economy; Digital Media and Digital Memory; Cultural and Media Organisations; Global Media Industries and Policies; Creative Enterprise; Arts, Media and Sustainable Development; Cultural Policy; The Value of Culture; Cities, Spaces and National Identities; Structure and Agency in the Museums and Galleries Sector; Cultural Taste; Cultural Work; Transnational Screen Media; Media, Gender, Emotion and Ageing; Memory Studies, Archives and Popular Heritage; Media Policy and the Environment; Pedagogy, Creativity and Storytelling.

The deadline for M4C funding applications is 14 January 2019 (noon), by which time students must have applied for a place to study and have ensured that two academic references are submitted using the Midlands4Cities online reference form.

For full details of eligibility, funding, research supervision areas and CDA projects, and for dates of our November application writing workshops, please visit or contact

Mon 12 Nov 2018, 16:37 | Tags: Scholarships Alumni Research news Faculty of Arts

Alumni News - Devoch meet with Tony Spong of AAR, London

On Tuesday 16th October, two graduates from the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy at the University of Warwick reunited with guest lecturer Tony Spong from the AAR in London shortly after a meeting with a new client.

The business partners, Don Lee (Li, Xiaoming) from the MA International Cultural Policy and Management course and Jonathan Sarabadu from the MA Global Media and Communications course connected with Tony Spong from the AAR who helped to further the Warwick Alumni’s business which is now in it’s 2nd year running. The partners met each other in the centre’s welcoming event in 2015 and the two have developed the partnership since.

Tony Spong, Managing Partner of the AAR, supported Devoch by providing his in-depth understanding of marketing and agency roles. The Warwick graduates first met Tony through the University and valued the support and expertise so much that they have continued to collaborate with their University and lecturers alongside their business development. Don Lee, a Chinese national, sponsored by the University of Warwick has embraced the British business culture becoming a finalist in the IoD’s Director of the Year whilst Jonathan Sarabadu, has continued his service in the RAF Media Reserves squadron whilst developing his cultural understanding of Chinese culture and it’s language. Their company, Devoch, specialises in supporting British companies planning and implementing their strategy to integrate into the Chinese market.

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Mon 22 Oct 2018, 10:08 | Tags: Alumni News Students Faculty of Arts

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