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Creative and Cultural Industries at Chapman University

Our aim is to build a sustained and ongoing range of partnerships with the local region, at the state and national level, and with member states of the EU. These partnerships will be designed to develop the following:

  • To raise the profile of the priority areas in the EU policies and actions for the CCI in the US. This includes demonstrating the impacts and outcomes of the CCI as they have operated in the EU over the last 20 years.
  • To promote the activities, philosophies, and practices that have emerged from the EU initiatives in CCI and develop them within US contexts.
  • To provide detailed and sustained information regarding the development of CCI as a cultural form, governmental process, and emerging academic discipline.
  • To raise the awareness of the EU (collectively) and EU member state’s specific programs in Creative and Cultural Industries,
  • To show how the EU has played a major role as an originator of CCI, and how it has sustained development in what is becoming a global phenomenon.
  • Artist in Residence Program
  • CCI Incubator
  • CCI Minor
  • The University hosted three residency programs with artists from the EU. Artists were based at Chapman University and supported to work with community bodies in Southern California. The goal was to promote awareness of European CCI projects in the visual field, encourage innovation in education, and foster cross-pollination of artistic ideas and practices between EU and US CCI professionals.

    The aim of the program was to present EU creative cultural endeavors outside of the typical academic context, and to explore connections and comparisons to issues of identity, social inclusion, and diversity as seen within the EU and the U.S.

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    November 2016 Artist in Residence: Štepánka Jislová

    Ms. Jislová is a young comic book author/illustrator from Prague. She is currently studying for her master’s degree at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Ms. Jislová’s project will explore links between the communities of Prague and those she encounters in Southern California, “The comics story is linked with the theme of the ever-lasting conflict between the need of having a home and yearning of seeing new places. This idea is a basic frame for the many other theme layers that I mean to explore – for example one’s identity and how having home affects us, the process of healing from traumas via changing the surroundings and the social challenges and limitations person’s status offers.

    Learn more about Štepánka

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    February 2017 Artist in Residence: Janire Nájera

    Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail is an artistic project combining photography, video, and sound by Spanish artist Janire Nájera who has explored the Spanish legacy along the Old Spanish Trail. (Check out photos from her event)

    Learn more about Janire

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    April 2017 Artist in Residence: Julian Hanich

    Julian Hanich is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Groningen. His first monograph entitled Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers: The Aesthetic Paradox of Pleasurable Fear came out with Routledge in 2010. His second monograph The Audience Effect: On the Collective Cinema Experience will be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2017. In his research he focuses on the audience emotions and affects. His articles have appeared in Screen, Cinema Journal, Projections, NECSUS, Studia Phaenomenologica, Movie, Film-Philosophy, Jump Cut and New Review of Film and Television Studies. Occasionally, he also writes as a film critic for the German outlet Spiegel ONLINE.

  • CCI Incubator at Chapman University is being launched on June 7th! More information coming soon!

     

  • A minor is Creative and Cultural Industries is currently being created. Check back for more details soon!

+ - Empowering Women Through Creative Industries Lecture Series

This interdisciplinary speaker series explored the ways in which the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) have enabled women around the globe to be empowered and develop innovative ways to address the challenges they face. The speakers discussed how they have utilized creativity and cultural forms (including art, film, literature, theater, comics, and photography) to challenge the social order and become leaders and innovators in their fields.

Below are the women who spoke in the series:

November 1, 2016: Christine Sinapi is a professor at the Burgundy School of Business (Dijon, France), where she is the Coordinator of the Management of Culture and Arts Research Cluster, and Head of the Finance – Law – Control Department. She is regarded as one of the leading women in the field of creative industries and management. Her research and publications are strongly interdisciplinary, examining connections between the arts (including theatre and film), cultural theory, law, and business.

November 10, 2016: Štepánka  Jislová, is a young comic book author/illustrator from Prague. She is currently studying for her master’s degree at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic. Ms. Jislová’s project will explore links between the communities of Prague and those she encounters in Southern California, “The comics story is linked with the theme of the ever-lasting conflict between the need of having a home and yearning of seeing new places. This idea is a basic frame for the many other theme layers that I mean to explore – for example one’s identity and how having home affects us, the process of healing from traumas via changing the surroundings and the social challenges and limitations person’s status offers.

February 9, 2017: Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail is an artistic project combining photography, video, and sound by Spanish artist Janire Nájera who has explored the Spanish legacy along the Old Spanish Trail.

March 7, 2017: Women in War and Peace - This interdisciplinary speaker series explored the ways in which the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) have enabled women around the globe to be empowered and develop innovative ways to address the challenges they face.

Panel Speakers:

  • Beth Bailey - University of Kansas
  • Lisa Leitz - Chapman University
  • Heather Stur - University of Southern Mississippi
  • Kara Vuic - Texas Christian University

April 3, 2017: Julian Hanich is Associate Professor of Film Studies at the University of Groningen. His first monograph entitled Cinematic Emotion in Horror Films and Thrillers: The Aesthetic Paradox of Pleasurable Fear came out with Routledge in 2010. His second monograph The Audience Effect: On the Collective Cinema Experience will be published by Edinburgh University Press in 2017. In his research he focuses on the audience emotions and affects. His articles have appeared in Screen, Cinema Journal, Projections, NECSUS, Studia Phaenomenologica, Movie, Film-Philosophy, Jump Cut and New Review of Film and Television Studies. Occasionally, he also writes as a film critic for the German outlet Spiegel ONLINE.

Project Key Personnel

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Patrick Fuery
Project Director, WCAHSS Dean
(714) 997-6947
Dr. Patrick Fuery, Dean of Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and is a recognized expert in the field of creative and cultural industries. His experience includes being part of the successful submission for $20 million funding to establish the Center for Creative Industries in Australia, former Director of CCI, University of East London, former Chair of Film and Cultural Studies, Sussex University, and University of London; former Director of the Medical Humanities Research Center, University of Newcastle. This is a coordinating role and will oversee all processes and activities.
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Kelli Fuery
Professor of film studies at Dodge College of Film and Media
(714) 744-2183
Dr. Kelli Fuery, Professor of film studies, who has published key works in the field, and has held posts at the University of London. Dr. Fuery will be responsible for the coordinating of visual projects and their cultural and social dimensions, particularly in terms of emotion and affect.
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Ann Gordon
WCAHSS Associate Dean
Associate Dean, Dr. Ann Gordon, a highly publish social scientist with extensive grant experience. Dr Gordon will primarily be responsible for overseeing data collection and analysis; development of the incubator’s function of measuring effectiveness of the activities.
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Natalie Lawler
Assistant Collections Registrar & Preparator of the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art
Natalie Lawler the Assistant Collections Registrar & Preparator of the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art at Chapman who is an expert in the visual arts. Ms. Lawler has extensive curatorial experience, most notably in work located within the wider community. Her most recent project, for example, is an exhibition of art at Santa Ana Airport.
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Shannon Halverson-Gorajia
Administrative Coordinator

Contact Us

Shannon Halverson
Creative and Cultural Industries Coordinator
shalvers@chapman.edu
(714) 997-6947

CCI Conference:June 2017

Join us Monday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 7, for the Building EU-US Networks Through the Creative and Cultural Industries Conference here at Chapman University. This exciting conference will be based on the residency projects, themes of CCI as regional and global processes and established and emerging trends in the field.
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About the Grant

Chapman University's Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (WCAHSS) in conjunction with the European Union (EU) launched a two-year initiative to promote awareness of European Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) through a series of residency programs and conferences. Read more...