RE-DrAW is an academic consortium led by the University of South Wales (USW) working with Aberystwyth University (AU) and the University of Surrey (UoS). The consortium share mutual experience and interests in creative co-production and communities of place and interest. Much of the work undertaken by the consortium members is underpinned by digital technologies and often undertaken with non-university stakeholders. This proposal builds on a set of existing collaborations. Consortium members have direct experience of working together on Government and AHRC funded projects such as the University of the Village, Genealogies of Place and through the Creative Exchange Network Wales.
By working together, the consortium will collectively have the required discipline areas, expertise and experiences to support the Digital R & D fund for Wales. The partners offer:
- The project lead, the USW has expertise in the development of mobile application and services in a commercial context, hypermedia and knowledge organisation systems and the impact of the arts socially
- The Mercator Institute (AU) specialises in languages, creative and literary translation, media, publishing and culture
- The Digital World Research Centre (UoS) has activities that span film, performance, music and sound recording, delivering a programme of work applying digital technology to arts research and practice.
All partners have a track record in interacting with arts, culture and technology providers and experiences of action research. USW leads the Creative Exchange Wales Network (CEWN) project which is an R&D platform for academic-business and other stakeholder interactions within for the creative industries.