Following the success of our inaugural Creative Industries Festival in 2021, the Creative Industries Research and Innovation Network (CIRIN) at Oxford Brookes is returning with the 2nd International Creative Industries Festival on the theme of ‘Creative industries for a better society’. Starting on 21st March, the Festival features talks, workshops and performances looking at the role of the creative industries in improving people’s daily lives.
All events take place online to enable international audiences and speakers to participate. We bring together industry figures, students, interested members of the public and our cutting edge researchers in order to imagine a better society with the creative industries at its centre and celebrate the role of universities as spaces of freedom of expression and creativity.
Like last year, we look for ways to build a more inclusive creative sector and celebrate a wide range of diverse creatives working in a vast array of creative fields. We celebrate art, museums, film, photography, music, media, celebrity culture, poetry, carnival, storytelling, immersive tech, AI, and look at creative approaches to tackling problems like climate change, inequality and discrimination.