Glasgow: Creative Enterprise Cluster
The UWS Skillset Media Academy has offices in Glasgow, which together make up our Glasgow Creative Enterprise Cluster. We use these spaces for teaching, meetings, projects, workshops, events, and collaborations in research and knowledge exchange. UWS’ Practice-led Research Group has located PhD studentships within the Creative Enterprise Cluster and is building up a set of research collaborations with key partners within the city.
CCA: Centre for Contemporary Arts, is a unique contemporary arts organisation at the heart of Glasgow’s city centre.
CCA offers an eclectic programme offering visual arts, music, film, talks and performance. CCA curates six major exhibitions a year, showing a wide range of Scottish and international contemporary art, as well as being home to Intermedia Gallery for emerging artists. Fast developing a reputation for world class improvised, experimental and electronic music, CCA also screens independent short, foreign and documentary films otherwise unavailable across the city.
Committed to supporting the development of new work, CCA offers a programme of artist residencies providing studio space and mentoring support. Take a look at this year’s Creative Lab and CALQ residencies.
CCA also plays host to a number of other cultural organisations and businesses as Cultural Tenants. Currently CCA has 12 Cultural Tenants including University of the West of Scotland, The List, Theatre Cryptic, Vanishing Point, Scottish Ensemble, Voice Business, Playwright’s Studio, Space 11, Paragon Ensemble, Camcorder Guerillas and IETM. CCA is a key meeting point and for Glasgow’s vibrant cultural community.
The UWS Skillset Media Academy has cultural tenancy at Film-City, Glasgow.
FCG is set within the vibrant heart of Scotland’s film and media industries, close to the Digital Media Quarter and new head quarters of BBC Scotland and SMG.
FCG incorporates a filming studio, state of the art post produciton facilities and art workshop. FCG is home to Sigma Films, Savalas Sound Studios, Serious Facilities and Scotland’s first Dolby Premiere-certified postproduction facility.
Established in June 2008 and located within Glasgow’s Digital Media Quarter, The Scottish Centre for Enabling Technologies (SCET) aims to help Scotland’s creative companies explore and exploit the latest technologies in the development of new/existing products, services, systems and knowledge.
Funded by the Scottish Governments SEEKIT programme, Scottish Enterprise and our university partners, the centre strives to increase the sustainability and competitive advantage of Creative Industry companies across Scotland by building lasting links with the Scottish universities knowledge base.
The expertise of the centre staff combined with that of our university partners spans a wide range of technologies, processes and business models including computer games, animation, virtual reality, interactive digital TV, video on demand, digital content publishing, archiving, search, database, business intelligence, GPS, web-based technologies, social networking, wireless/mobile technologies, 3D visualisation, 3D sound, speech recognition, haptic (touch) technology, gesture-based interaction and camera-based tracking.