Latest Research


ICCE members are currently engaged in academic research, which is often informed by activities in teaching, knowledge exchange and consultancy. 

For information on the ICCE Research Strategy - Research

Topics include; Arts management, Consumption, Creative and cultural entrepreneurship, Creative industries, Cultural diplomacy, Cultural economy, Cultural policy, Cultural tourism, Fashion, Intellectual property rights, Pedagogy, Social and cultural theory, Social enterprise, Technology and data-driven social innovation and new business models.


Dr Michael Franklin

The UK Independent Film Sector: Risks, Threats & Opportunities

The UK Independent Film Sector: Risks, Threats & Opportunities

On Wednesday 30th May, Dr Michael Franklin and selected leading film industry practitioners met and discussed the state of the independent film sector. It was held on Chatham House rules.

This ICCE seminar was devised and structured to serve three related aims.  The first was to showcase Dr Michael Franklin’s research on attitudes to business risk in the audio-visual industries (and especially film).  The second was to provide a forum for industry practitioners to engage in a frank exchange about the current highly challenged state of the UK’s independent film sector.  

The third aim was to scrutinise current technology-based initiatives and ask whether they have the potential to boost indie film sector sustainability by enabling the development of new business models.
Michael Franklin’s research, to which many industry practitioners contributed by generously offering interviews, is ground-breaking.  The research has been supported by a major donation from the Patrick McKenna Charitable Trust and partly by ICCE at Goldsmiths, University of London.

You can read Dr Franklin's Examining the Understanding and Management of Risk in the Film Industry here.

Dr Tomoko Tamari

‘Body Image and Prosthetic Aesthetics: Disability, Technology and Paralympic Culture’, Body & Society 23 (2) 2017, Online-First 

Professor Mike Featherstone

London, Rio, Tokyo Olympics Symposium will explore the changes accompanying the 2012 London Olympics, the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and the preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

For more information click here and register for the event