The Creative Enterprise and Cultural Policy group provides a focus for academics from the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research exploring the realities of creative and cultural industries practice. We take a critical perspective to investigate the challenges of working in the creative sector and explore the impact of cultural policy on areas such as the economy, heritage, urban regeneration, education and enterprise.
Our work is underpinned by social theory and has an emphasis on lived experience of culture and creative production, offering new perspectives for professionals working in the creative industries.
In particular, we challenge conventional views of enterprise and research the impact of cultural policy on specific communities. We explore the rhetoric of cultural policy in relation to theoretical debates and its practical implications.
We work with cultural organisations, freelancers and small to medium sized creative industry businesses. Our work influences our curriculum development for post-graduate media and creative industry education. We network across academia and the creative industries, initiating events and presenting at leading international conferences.
Creative Enterprise and Cultural Policy is one of several research teams within the Birmingham Centre for Media & Cultural Research. The others include Screen Cultures, Media for Social Change and, Interactive Cultures.