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» How CCI got started at Chapman University

In the Fall of 2015 Chapman University was awarded a $200,000 grant from European Union (Getting to Know Europe Program) to Develop Cultural and Creative Industries. Funds supported a major international conference, scholar-in-residence program and an incubator program all related to key creative industries.

Getting to Know Europe (GTKE) is a program funded by the European Union under objective four of the Partnership Instrument. GTKE promotes greater knowledge and understanding, within local and regional communities in the United States, of the European Union, its international role, its policies, its culture, and the value and the significance of the EU-US transatlantic partnership.

Chapman University’s grant project focused on EU’s strength and policies in creative and cultural industries.

Read more about the award by clicking here.

+ - Building EU-US Networks Through the Creative and Cultural Industries Conference

June 5 - June 7, 2017

Chapman University hosted the Building EU-US Networks Through the Creative and Cultural Industries Conference. This conference was based on the residency projects, themes of CCI as regional and global processes and established and emerging trends in the field.

Read more about this conference and the speakers by clicking here.

+ - Artist in Residence Program

November 2016 Artist in Residence: Štepánka Jislov
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.

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 by clicking here or learn more about Janire here.

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.

+ - Empowering Diversity Through the Creative and Cultural Industries Series

September 2017
Through the generosity of the Spanish Consulate we were able to host Pablo Caminero and the O.F.N.I. Trio – a musical group from Spain as our first guest in the Empowering Diversity Through the Creative and Cultural Industries series. Read more about Pablo M. Caminero.

+ - Empowering Women Through Creative Industries Lecture Series

This interdisciplinary speaker series explored ways in which the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) has 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

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 he will oversee all processes and activities. 

Dr. Kelli Fuery, Professor of film studies, 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.

Dr. Ann Gordon is a highly publish social scientist with extensive grant experience. Dr Gordon is primarily responsible for overseeing data collection and analysis and development of the incubator’s function of measuring effectiveness of the activities.

Shannon Halverson-Gorajia, Creative and Cultural Industries Coordinator.

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