Creative UEA

A new interdisciplinary research programme at the University of East Anglia which builds on a longstanding history of creativity and innovation.


Creative UEA

Creativity is key to all research


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CreativeUEA builds on UEA's longstanding history of creativity and innovation - across the arts, sciences, social studies and enterprise - to explore new areas of interdisciplinary research, learning, action and outreach.


For the first time, the programme brings together the full spectrum of the University’s creative activities to offer transformative approaches to pressing local and global challenges, drive cultural policy, generate economic growth and reach new audiences.

We work with partners across the region, nationally and internationally, to explore the links between creativity, enterprise and innovation, generating and developing cutting-edge projects to create a better future for all.

Diversity and inclusion are at the heart of the CreativeUEA programme, which embeds approaches to research that will influence teaching and learning as well as emphasise the centrality of creativity at all stages of development to foster talent, health and wellbeing.


A (brief) History of Creativity at UEA

Discover the creative milestones that have come to define our research, our teaching and our way of thinking.


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Do Different

CreativeUEA promotes and enhances a creative research culture through collaborative partnerships. Together, we imaginatively explore beyond disciplinary borders to fuel new innovations and insights. 

To do this, we centre our work around: 


We promote creativity in all its forms

Read about our inspiring interdisciplinary research and action.


Our creative expertise and practice span many fields

Meet our visionary UEA scholars and practitioners.


CreativeUEA works with partners ​across the region, nationally and internationally

Together, we explore the links between creativity, enterprise and innovation, generating and developing cutting-edge research and programmes to create a better future for us all.


Sparking conversations and new approaches to creativity

Explore a selection of our resources on creativity, from publications and podcasts to projects and courses.