Dr Simon Moreton

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  • Qualifications:BA (Hons) MRes (Exeter) PhD (Bristol)
  • Position:Senior Research Fellow
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Simon.Moreton@uwe.ac.uk
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About me

I am a Senior Research Fellow for the Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education at UWE Bristol. My work looks at how political agency is ascribed to the concept of ‘creativity’, and how such critique might generate more equitable conditions for cultural and creative work. I am currently focused on projects that explore how creative organisations understand and communicate the impact of their activities, how and why universities are interested in collaborating with them, and what this means for both creative and academic work.​ 

I am currently a co-investigator on the multi-million pound Bristol and Bath Creative R&D Cluster (AHRC) programme, as well as desigining and supporting evaluation for a range of arts and creative development programmes such as Creative Producers International (Arts Council, led by Watershed), business support project Network for Creative Enterprise (Arts Council England/ERDF, led by Watershed), neighbourhood arts and community development project We Are Bristol (Paul Hamlyn Foundation), and working with Bristol Festivals on an internally funded project to better articulate the many ways cultural activities benefit the city.

I am a resident at the Pervasive Media Studio, where I am part of the Creative Economy Unit at the Digital Cultures Research Centre and lead the 'Cultural Value Networks' module on ACE's Creative Producing MA. I was previously Research Fellow for REACT.

I am also an artist​, drawing and writing comics and zines about everyday life, memories, landscapes and things that have happened to me.

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