Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)



ARIEL: promoting partnerships for research and knowledge exchange between UCL academics and the creative and cultural industries

Art Futures: a joint initiative of the Slade School of Fine Art, the Faculty of Laws and UCL Innovation and Enterprise. Here you will find projects on “AI and Art” and on “Protecting and Monetising Creative Intellectual Property”.

Co-Production Collectivesupporting co-production in research, policy, and practice, in the health context and beyond

Creative UnitedWith UCL's expertise in research and SROI methodologies and Creative United's data, understanding of the cultural sector, and social value statements, we are co-developing a new SROI methodology to better measure and communicate Creative United’s impact, and potentially explore how this methodology could be applied elsewhere in the sector.

The National Trust: UCL has signed a long-term strategic partnership with the National Trust to help conserve its historical sites and address important heritage challenges.

People and Nature Laban interdisciplinary applied research and teaching partnership developing innovative approaches to tackle the challenges posed by biodiversity loss, global ecosystem degradation and climate change, to support a more sustainable relationship between people and nature.

Research in Media Arts and Play: a collaboration with cultural organisations and community groups to develop critical and creative practice in digital media arts, games and play.

Royal Academy of Music: Music Futures aims to foster a cluster of scholarship and creativity, including research about music as well as research qua creative or performative practice. 

SCCI Partnerships Lab: extending the space and resources at UCL East to support the creative and cultural sector, and to foster new ways of working together. 

Speculative Worlds Research Collective: imagining unconventional pathways to navigating our present world, alternative translations of the past, and prodigious conceptions of the future