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History of the Creative and Cultural Industries at Chapman University

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The Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) at Chapman University began to take shape in the fall of 2015 when the European Union (EU) awarded the University and Dr. Patrick Fuery a $200k grant to develop CCI on the campus and to encourage their growth and organization in partnership with the EU.

The grant which was part of the Getting to Know Europe Program, enabled Dr. Fuery to begin developing partnerships across the world by funding artist/writers/scholars in residence, allowing for the hosting of conferences and roundtables bringing together regional, domestic and international guests, and finally allowing for the formation and launch of a creative incubator program that would allow for students to build ongoing CCI projects.

As the grant was coming to completion, Dr. Fuery launched the Minor in CCI, which included the appointment of Dr. Jamie Larkin to the CCI faculty in the fall of 2018. Dr. Larkin areas of research include looking at the ways in which cultural institutions and contemporary society interact focusing on museums, particularly the ways in which these institutions generate revenues and how this affects the presentation and reception of culture. 

June of 2019 saw the launch of the Center for Creative and Cultural Industries which now houses the Minor in CCI and is continuing to offer students unique opportunities to partner with universities and institutions nationally and internationally in creative and cultural fields, such as the Center’s joining of the SDSN this past spring of 2021. For a complete look at what partnerships and research the Center is currently engaging in be sure to look at our Faculty Research Activity page.


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The Center for Creative and Cultural Industries is located at 428 N. Glassell, currently admission into the center is by appointment only. Please email us with questions, or to request an appointment.

CCI House

Dr. Patrick Fuery, Director of the Center for Creative and Cultural Industries

Dr. Jamie Larkin, Assistant Professor of Creative and Cultural Industries

Ms. Shannon Halverson, Program Manager, Center for Creative and Cultural Industrie