The School of Arts and Humanities provides innovative research that has significant societal and cultural impact. Collaborating with community, government and industries, our Centre for Research in Entertainment, Arts, Technology, Education and Communications (CREAtec) provides a nexus for interdisciplinary research excellence.
As the only interdisciplinary research centre in the university, CREAtec research staff constantly seek new opportunities to bridge the gap between academia and the broader community through creative and critical interaction. Collaborating with creative industries, local community, government and industry groups, CREAtec raises the research profile of ECU within the social and cultural landscape.
CREAtec’s mission statement is to facilitate and enable SAH researchers to share, develop and increase their research outputs in line with ECU’s Strategic Plan for Research (2017–2021) and research themes. The focus is collaborative research through themed research groups inclusive of WAAPA and Education.
To make this vision a reality, CREAtec runs a weekly research seminar series, three-day intensive research writing retreats in the semester breaks, and an annual postgraduate symposium. Incorporated into CREAtec are Spectrum Project Space and Gallery 25: critical in showcasing world standard research under the ECU themed priority areas. The galleries provide a hub for all researchers to gather in a dynamic, viable and collaborative atmosphere. Both galleries provide spaces for research staff, postgraduate candidates and visiting scholars to test: exhibitions, performances, seminars, curation, and undergraduate integration of curriculum 2020.
The current director is Dr Lyndall Adams, and Deputy Director Dr Nicola Kaye.
CREATEC is currently involved in a wide range of text-based, archival and practice-led research within and across its research groups. Individuals and groups are undertaking this research, often in collaboration with other groups and partners in industry, community and government. CREATEC is actively seeking new opportunities and welcomes approaches by parties interested in developing new collaborations.
Our current research projects include;
Wednesday, 16 October 2019
Dr Jude Elund, Gender and physical expression in the practice of Mauy Thai
Event: Wednesday, 23 October
Thursday, 29 August 2019
Professor Nahid Afrose Kabir and Dr Katarzyna Molek-Kozakowska will present at the next CREATEC Weekly Seminar Series.
Event: Wednesday, 4 September
CREATEC continuously seeks to create new alliances with a wide range of industry, community and government groups. Past and present alliances have proven to be mutually beneficial and for the wider common good.
CREATEC currently holds alliances with the following enterprises:
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