Newcastle University’s Institute for Creative Arts Practice was established in 2013 in recognition of the collective expertise of practice-led researchers across the University’s creative arts subject areas. Creativity is one of the University’s core values and culture and the creative arts are one of its global strengths. Our practice-led research stretches across different Schools and Faculties and comprises work in: Fine Art, Music, Creative Writing, Film, Architecture (including Experimental Architecture), Digital Cultures, Theatre and Performance, and Curatorial Practices. The Institute works to foster and make visible excellent and ground-breaking research in these disciplines, as well as catalysing and enabling research across subject areas and Faculties.

We work closely with partners in the creative, cultural and related sectors to co-create research that is relevant, timely and impactful. Within the cultural sector, and more widely, the emphasis on practice itself is key to establishing the distinctive voice and profile of the Institute. Our research group “Art in Rural Contexts” has been a longstanding research area and it is through this group that the Institute will channel its continuing support for VARC and its new ACE funded Entwined programme. You can follow the Institute on Twitter via @NCLcreativearts.