In my new role as Deputy Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries & Innovation (CCI for short), I’m excited to be leading the team that’s organising our most ambitious PhD and Early Career Researcher activity to date – the CCI Winter School, to be held in balmy Brisbane in late June this year. It’s a selective but free event (you or your institution only need to cover your travel), involving a fairly small group of promising PhD students and early career researchers from around the world. If you’re in the northern hemisphere and looking for a 2012 summer research school, why not consider being adventurous and coming down under instead? Axel and I will both be on hand as mentors, along with a bunch of other fabulous people.
Applications close on 31 January – don’t miss out!
CCI’s 2012 Winter School (coinciding with summer in the northern hemisphere) offers selected doctoral students and early career researchers a week-long program of interdisciplinary study, collaboration and social interaction in the broad area of creative industries and innovation research, drawing on the Centre’s expertise in media, cultural and communication studies, economics, education, policy and law, in relation to the creative economy.
We welcome applications from emerging scholars working on related topics including, but not limited to:
- Cultural, media and creative industries policy
- Digital society
- Community arts and media
- New business models in the creative economy
- Innovation studies
- Economics of the creative industries
- The creative industries in Asia
- Internet studies
- Copyright and intellectual property
- The challenges of ‘big data’
- Creative careers and creative labour
Participants will work with leading researchers, engage in intensive workshop activities and receive direct feedback and individual mentoring on their own work. Social activities will provide additional opportunities for participants to get to know each other and form collaborative relationships that will last for years to come.
For all the info, lists of mentors, an indicative program and the online application form, visit the CCI Winter School website.