We are fascinated by the creative process and better understanding how it works. We believe that a greater understanding of creativity will help people tap into their own creative potential and expand their sense of what is possible.
Our work spans the University’s four campuses and the surrounding communities in Devon and Cornwall. We work with the University’s community of staff and students, as well as creative practitioners, and South West cultural organisations to help strengthen creative networks, raise the profile of creativity at the University and foster interdisciplinary collaborations.
We do this in the following ways:
Want to collaborate with us?
We run an annual programme of Creative Fellowships and an Arts Commission. These projects may be of interest to both creative practitioners and researchers/academics within the University. The callouts for both of these can vary annually so we advise joining our mailing list or following us on social media for the latest information.
We’ve also offered support to other projects, events and creative collaborations outside the University. We’ve previously partnered with cultural organisations such as the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery (Exeter), Thelma Hulbert Gallery (Honiton), Studio KIND (Braunton), CAST (Helston) as well as individual artists, writers, composers, poets, makers and choreographers.
Looking for a collaborator?
Bringing people together is what we do best. If you’re a researcher, academic or student looking to work with a creative practitioner, or an artist exploring a particular area and looking to take inspiration from the research happening at the University, then get in touch, we’re very good at making introductions.
Our resources section is also a great way to explore the different networks, research centres and creative and/or interdisciplinary projects already taking place at the University.
Want to promote your work?
If you’re a University of Exeter student, staff member, graduate, creative practitioner, cultural organisation or producer working in arts and culture in Devon and Cornwall and have an event or project that you’d like us to publicise we have a number of different ways we can help promote and champion your work within the University and to our external audiences.
You can download our Communications and Marketing Support document here.
We’re particularly interested in work that relates to the University of Exeter’s Strategy 2030 themes of climate and environment, health and well-being and social justice.
Need some advice?
Looking for inspiration?
From a stunning audio collection of poetry exploring the world of insects, to online exhibitions curated by students, our ‘Explore’ section is full of wondrous creativity.
We also take care of over 2,000 items which make up the University of Exeter’s Fine Art Collection. If you have a query about one of the sculptures or paintings in the collection or would like to find out more about the collection get in touch. We also write a monthly blog on these items which is well worth a read. You can view the full series here.
Want to know more about our previous collaborations?