QUT Creative Lab
The QUT Creative Lab draws on the expertise and experience of its academics to provide cutting edge, flexible creative solutions. The nature of creative research and services allows for bespoke services, which are available to commercial, non-profit, government, arts and education sectors.
Experts from the QUT Creative Lab can develop and provide services in screen and media technologies, arts program evaluations, arts based education, as well as arts-led engagement with community. Working in partnership with industry, community, government, and other research institutions ensures that the QUT Creative Lab is at the forefront of impactful research.
Digital innovation for arts organisations
The QUT Creative Lab can provide support for digital innovation in your organisation, through the development of digital tools, frameworks, or models that can be implemented and used by your team members. This might include training and services in digital storytelling, digital media marketing, and multimedia data visualisations as interactive tools for audience development and engagement.
Past Digital Innovation Projects
- Digital Storytelling – Forgotten Australians and Australasian Centre for Interactive Design
- User Engagement Data Visualisation Tool – Hoodlum Entertainment and Foxtel Marketing
Program evaluation for the arts
Key researchers in the QUT Creative Lab are leading evaluation providers. The QUT Creative Lab can provide evaluation expertise and frameworks, as well as collect evaluation data to assist in providing reporting information for stakeholders and funding bodies.
Past Arts Program Evaluation Projects
- Creating Queensland Program – Brisbane Festival
- Australian Performing Arts Market – Brisbane Powerhouse
- Animating Spaces Program – ArtsLink Queensland
Utilising the significant teaching and practice experience of the delivery team, the QUT Creative Lab can provide education services across a wide array of areas and demographics. This includes professional development for educators; creative and arts based corporate education; regional, remote, and Indigenous education and development; as well as providing expertise in digital and creative curriculum design. Consultations, workshops, presentations, seminars, and online modules are some of the possible approaches available, and the team is able to customise content and learning styles depending on the audience.
Past Arts Education Projects
- Career Transition Programs For Professional Dancers – Australian Ballet Companies
- Arts POP Dance, Drama, Media Arts, Music & Visual Arts Packages of Practice – Australian Government Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations
Arts-led approaches to community engagement and development
QUT Creative Lab researchers have longstanding experience, expertise, and passion in developing community engagement programs with a range of local and national partners. The QUT Creative Lab can provide a number of services, such as community cultural development models, frameworks, consultations, stakeholder engagement strategies, and workshops to build and develop arts-led approaches for community events. This service can be designed to support commercial, non-profit, government, or arts organisations.