More about Creative Campus Initiative

More about Creative Campus Initiative

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13 Universities across the South East have joined forces under the banner of the Creative Campus Initiative to create a programme of innovative and dynamic cultural events inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

Throughout the summer of 2010, more than 100 special commissions, exhibitions, performances, research and debate activities will take place across the South East.

The programme invites leading artists and performers to collaborate with students, academics, schools and communities to create new works and events which embrace, challenge and reinvent the Olympic spirit.

The 13 universities which make up the CCI consortium share a common belief that the programme will help stimulate new forms of creative exploration, research and learning, opening up different progression routes into Higher Education for young people, particularly from disadvantaged communities.

Creative Campus Initiative is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council of England and is an initiative of the HE Cultural Forum.

It is forecast that audiences experiencing the work will exceed more than 550,000 by July, 2010.

Creative Campus Initiative is recognised by the London 2012 Inspire programme.

Creative Campus Initiative aims

Open up and share the cultural resources of campuses in the UK to provide access to world leading, practice-based research in the arts.

Engage leading artists to collaborate with students, academics and local communities.

Create and present high quality new artworks and cultural events inspired by the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Raise the aspirations, skills and economic potential of young people by exploring relationships between sport and the arts in innovative ways.

The consortium of 13 Universities covers the region and includes:



Oxfordshire/Buckinghamshire/Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire New University* and Oxford Brookes University

Hampshire and Isle Of Wight

University of Portsmouth*, Southampton University, Southampton Solent University

Surrey and North Hampshire

University for the Creative Arts* and Winchester University

West/East Sussex

University of Brighton and University of Sussex*

Kent and Medway

Canterbury Christ Church University* and University of Kent

Berkshire and North Surrey

Royal Holloway University of London and Thames Valley University*


Director of Creative Campus Initiative is Tim Eastopand there are six Cultural Co-ordinators covering each sub-region. 

For further information please contact Dr Seymour Roworth-Stokes, Pro Vice-Chancellor, University for the Creative Arts at Tim Eastop, Director of Creative Campus Initiative at 

* denotes base for Cultural Co-ordinators

inspired by London 2012