LONDON.- University of the Arts London has beome the latest higher education institution in the capital to partner with the successful London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise (LCACE), it was announced on Thursday 25 September.
LCACE is funded by eight London universities to promote the sharing of knowledge and expertise between their staff and students and the capitals arts and cultural sectors.
The new partnership was announced at a special private view of Spin: the Art of Record Design, an exhibition of iconic album artwork from the last 40 years designed by Arts London alumni and selected by a panel including Dylan Jones, Editor of GQ.
Sally Taylor, Director of LCACE, said: This is an exciting time for us; the idea of knowledge transfer between universities and the scientific community is very well-established, but is still relatively new in the arts. Its full potential is only just being realised. To have Arts London on board opens up a whole new field of possibilities for creative collaborations and cultural enterprise in London.
Nigel Carrington, Rector of University of the Arts London, said: We are currently in the middle of some ambitious plans, including the £180m move of Central Saint Martins to a magnificent new site at King's Cross. Now, more than ever, it is vital for us to build strategic relationships and that includes sharing information and ideas more often and more creatively with cultural industries and practitioners. LCACEs expertise in this area will be invaluable and we look forward to working with them.
Arts London will be collaborating with LCACE on a number of exciting projects including one on crafts and new technology in 2009.
Since LCACE was created in 2004, it has funded and helped to broker a number of projects between its partner institutions and the cultural sector including a manifesto on public art with Birkbeck, a research project into the use of the Alexander Technique by professional musicians with the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and a collaboration between materials scientists at Kings College London and Tate Modern.