Santander ICCE Salons

Santander ICCE Salons


Thanks to support from Santander, this year ICCE has been able to broaden its range of ICCE Salons, evenings in conversation with industry professionals. On January the 22nd ICCE was very proud to host a Salon evening with the great Ed McKeon.

Ed is a musician who doesn’t perform or compose. He is co-director of Third Ear Music, producing and commissioning new music in the UK, from features on Heiner Goebbels, Annie Gosfield, Brian Eno, Gorecki and Stockhausen, to gallery projects based on the voice. He’s also an occasional broadcaster for BBC Radio 3, a visiting tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire, an adviser on programmes with early career composers, and writes and speaks on new music. He has also worked with Arts Council England South East, was Director of Oxford Contemporary Music, London Sinfonietta, spnm, and Spitalfields Music, and is generally a greatly respected mover and shaker on the UK music scene!

It was a wonderful evening, informative, insightful and inspirational.


Our next SANTANDER & ICCE SALON is pleased to host


Kenny Ewan & Clare Rhodes


Kenny Ewan, Program Manager, Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF)

Kenny obtained a degree in architecture in his native Scotland, before moving to Peru to work with ProWorld Service Corps, an international development NGO, as the Regional Director for Latin America. He worked with isolated, indigenous communities across the region, to support local people to design and implement sustainable and practical development projects – ranging from constructing fish farms and school buildings to facilitating enterprise development and training for grassroots youth and women’s groups. Kenny returned to the UK in 2009, as part of the CPF start-up team, to take up his role as Programme Manager

Claire Rhodes, General Manager, Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation (CPF)

Claire joined the Cafédirect Producers’ Foundation in 2009, attracted by CPF’s goal to be an organization led by smallholder farmers for smallholder farmers.  Previously, Claire’s worked with a number of organizations to promote the leadership of smallholder farmers and grassroots communities within international development processes.  This has included seven years with the US-based non-profit Ecoagriculture Partners, coordinating a programme to enable smallholder farming communities across the world to share knowledge with each other, as well as consultancies with the United Nations Development Programme, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and UK Department for International Development. Claire holds a Masters in Environmental Technology (2001).

Where:            RHB 355

When:               Tuesday January 29th 2013 at  5:00 pm – til not too late!

Followed by

Anna Blackburn & Russell Edson

of GJE  European Patent and Trademark Attorneys

Wednesday 20th February

Anna graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a first class Honours Degree in Neuroscience (Biology), for which she was awarded the class prize. She entered the trade mark profession in 2005 and joined GJE in 2010, having previously worked in two other legal 500 trade mark attorney firms. Anna qualified as a Trade Mark Attorney in 2009 and was awarded the John Parker Memorial Award for one of her professional exams.

Anna advises clients on all aspects of trade mark practice including filing strategy, trade mark selection and prosecution, validity and infringement and oppositions at both UK and Community level. She has experience of working with a wide range of clients from large multinational companies to small and medium-sized enterprises in a number of fields, including entertainment, publishing, fashion retail and electronics.
Russell joined GJE in 2007 and qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2011. Russell enjoys providing commercially relevant IP advice to a broad range of clients, including individual inventors, SMEs and product development companies, as well as multinational corporations. He has specific experience in drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the UK, Europe and abroad in a range of technical fields, such as GPS tracking systems, inventory tracking systems, renewable energy devices and systems, power grid management systems, high volume packaging solutions, consumer product dispensing devices, building foundation systems, printing and secure printing systems, electrical fuse design, electro-mechanical devices, mechanical lubrication systems and beverage containers and dispensers, among others. Russell has also been involved in filing and defending EPO oppositions in areas including mechanical lubrication systems, improved hydrodynamic hull designs, and anti-counterfeit printing systems.


ICCE Arts-Health-Entrepreneurship – Conference and Publication

 Artist and researcher, Hannah Hull, gave a paper at  the ENCATC Arts-Health-Entrepreneurship Conference held in Helsinki,

Finland on 22-23 October 2012. Suported by ICCE

 She presented her paper entitled, ‘Innovating Art Outreach’, which was developed during her ongoing incubation period with ICCE.

 Key questions that emerged at the conference included:

– How do we generate trust between Art and the Third Sector?

– Is ‘Arts and Health’ a… Marriage? Intersection? Twinning? Coordination of practices? And how do we ensure mutual understanding of the collaboration model.

– If Art expands the ‘spaces in-between’, and the Third Sector is about accountability, how do these unusual bedfellows become compatible?

The conference journal – including Hannah’s paper – is available at;

Hannah’s website:

 Paper extract:

 Innovating Art Outreach

by Hannah Hull

 In this paper I will propose the innovation of art outreach, based on my own practice-based research and the definitions of Argyris and Schön in Theory in Practice, and Spinosa, Flores and Drefus in Disclosing New Worlds. 

1. Introduction

2. Contemporary Art Outreach

3. The need for a recoordination of practices: How the current use of art practices is compromising outreach aims

4. Using a non-traditional art model to innovate art outreach – and make art outreach more innovative

5. A Further Argument: How a conceptual art model produces a site that enables innovation

6. Summary


Art Outreach can be seen as already innovative in terms of the coordination of practices found within the cross-appropriation model as defined in Disclosing New Worlds. Outreach appropriates art practice because it finds this practice useful in realising its own objectives:

“We call this bringing of practices into contexts that could not have generated them, but in which they are useful, cross-appropriation.” [1]

However, I will show how the current art model used produces only a short-term manifestation of outreach aims, and how this cross-appropriation is poorly integrated, compromising both art and outreach values.

I will propose a recoordination of these practices that will make this cross-appropriation more innovative and extend outreach values. I will go on to suggest that this recoordinated model effectively expands the capacity of art outreach by becoming a platform that produces new innovators.

I will then explain how outreach values are implicit to art, and demonstrate how a reprioritisation of art and outreach values within art outreach can unlock the full rehabilitative and socially inclusive aims of both art and outreach.


1 – Page 4: Disclosing New Worlds: Entrepreneurship, Democratic Action, and the Cultivation of Solidarity, by Charles Spinosa, Fernando Flores and Hubert L. Drefus. (1997). USA: MIT Press.

ENTRE NORD From Student to Professional in the Creative Fields


From Student to Professional in the Creative Fields

A conference on entrepreneurship in Nordic arts education

8-9 November 2012  Proceedings now online links below

This event was run by CAKICenter for Applied Artistic Innovation is an incubator for the arts educations in Copenhagen. CAKI focuses on interdisciplinary, artistic innovation and entrepreneurship.

They say – Art schools work to educate highly qualified graduates with strong artistic and professional skills within their individual discipline. At CAKI they aim to complement these skills to increase the professionalization of art students and to expand their employment opportunities. They do this by introducing students to artistic innovation, interdisciplinary cooperation and to starting up a career as an independent artist.


Keynote Speaker  Gerald Lidstone

Building Entrepreneurial Arts Education

CAKI made it clear to us that the field of entrepreneurship in Nordic arts education is characterised by a comprehensive and versatile mix of talented, brave and skilled educators. We have met educators, artists and researchers, who work to strengthen the professionalization of arts students and to explore and challenge how arts can affect, disturb and refine our surrounding society.

There was considerable response to the speech and we look forward to new collaborations, knowledge sharing and partnerships across the Nordic region.




ICCE in partnership with UAE wins AHRC grant

ICCE in partnership with UAE wins AHRC grant




Creative Minds – Entrepreneurial Skills will deliver practical and innovative training to enable early career researchers and doctoral students to discover their own entrepreneurial abilities, and to build up their skills and knowledge of the creative processes to give them the confidence to launch themselves in the creative economy, whether within or outside the academy. The training will cover a range of business and management competencies, financial awareness, professional practice and communication to develop an understanding of the processes by which creative ideas can be turned into an entrepreneurial reality and enable them to apply this process to a range of situations. The programme will draw upon techniques such as the ‘Lean Launchpad’ approach and include a focus on how individuals take concepts through a process of modelling into testing, evaluation and presentation to clients.

UEA will lead the planning and delivery of this training programme and be partnered by the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE) at Goldsmiths’ along with our external non-HE partners from the Creative Industries (Norwich HEART; Ugly Studios; Writers’ Centre Norwich; Sugru; MakeGood; WeMadeThis ). Both UEA and ICCE have established support and expertise in enterprise development and creative entrepreneurship. Goldsmiths’ involvement in CreativeWorks London, and (along with UEA) the Copyright and New Business Models Centre, CREATe, gives us further access to an influential and established network which includes London and the UK’s cultural organisations, creative and cultural workers, micro-enterprises, SMEs and universities.