CREAM

CREAM

The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media

CREAM has a portfolio of research across the disciplines of ceramics, visual arts, photography, film, experimental media, music and fashion. CREAM runs a lively programme of seminars and visiting speakers, and has organised ground‐breaking conferences and symposia in collaboration with other institutions. The Centre boasts an excellent research track record and an energetic and expanding team. In RAE 2008, 100% its research was rated as of international standing, with 75% of this as "world leading" or of "international excellence", placing CREAM as the top art and design department in London, and in the top six in the UK. Its members include internationally renowned artists, filmmakers, photographers, ceramicists, theorists, critics, historians, designers and musicians. CREAM focuses on critical and cross‐disciplinary approaches. Whilst its individual members cover a wide range of subject areas and expertise, cross‐connections between areas are encouraged.

CREAM researchers are international experts in:

Ceramics, digital media, film, music, photography, visual arts. The Centre hosts three full‐time AHRC‐funded Research Fellows and, with the support of a large AHRC grant, has set up Arts on Film, a major archive and research project in conjunction with Arts Council England. Many individual members have won funding from AHRC, British Academy, Leverhulme, Arts Council England and other peer‐reviewed funding bodies to support their work and periods of research leave. Artists and designers have also won substantial commercial sponsorship for their projects and are involved in a range of knowledge transfer initiatives. We have a number of researchers work across these fields with projects such as the documentary filming of artists work; ceramics as installation practice; exploration of the overlaps between photography and the moving image; computing and generative music; and sculpture, installation and architecture.