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Research project

Mapping the Creative Coast

Project overview

Working with the University of Portsmouth this project will collate and build on pilot studies at both universities to gather and analyse data on the digital creative sector in the South Central Coastal region.

The project will gather detailed data on the range and scale of the region’s creative industries, on individual companies, and support agencies. This data will be economic and geographical, producing an interactive map of the sector and region, and will survey a representative selection of regional creative companies about their aspirations, ideas and needs in relation to sectoral support, networking and HEI collaboration.

The findings will feed into the Coastal Creatives consortium of local universities to inform future funding applications, particularly CCF initiatives.


Lead researcher

Dr Seth Giddings

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Game Studies
  • Digital and Postdigital Media Culture
  • Creative AI and Robotics
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Collaborating research institutes, centres and groups

Research outputs