The Creative Industries Festival, organised by the Creative Industries Research and Innovation Network (CIRIN) at Oxford Brookes University is back. Our slogan this year is “Joyful Resistance in the Creative Industries”!

Between 9th and 16th May, over 50 artists, performers, researchers and professionals enliven 20 interdisciplinary talks, workshops and performances around the themes of All-embracing Creativity, Climate Crisis, Impacting the Future, Social Justice and Space(s) for Resistance. We also give you short snippets of the thought-provoking research our
network members are engaged in through our dedicated “Research Pills” section.

For the first year we feature in-person alongside online sessions! Join us to explore and celebrate joyful resistance through collaborations, community work and creative interventions across advertising, architecture and the built environment, art, carnival, cinema, creative employment, Extended Reality (XR), gaming, literature, mentoring,
music and sound art, publishing, storytelling and theatre.

Check out the programme and more at h#ps://