London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange

The London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange (LCACE) is a university initiative promoting the exchange of knowledge and expertise with the capital's arts and cultural sectors. The initiative was formed in 2004 to encourage collaboration between its partner universities and London's arts and cultural sectors.[1] LCACE was initially funded from the Higher Education Funding Council of England's HEIF 2 Fund (Higher Education Innovation Fund). The initiative is based at Somerset House and aims to produce networking and information-based events to highlight formal Knowledge transfer initiatives such as those supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.[2]

The nine universities involved are University of the Arts, London, Birkbeck, University of London, City, University of London, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths, University of London, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, King's College London, Queen Mary, University of London, and Royal Holloway, University of London.


LCACE university partners and core team have worked with a wide range of arts and cultural sector organisations in London on both short and long-term projects. A selection of such organisations include: Arts Council England (London) Artangel, The Art Fund, The Barbican, bfi southbank, British Library, British Museum, Bubble Theatre, Clod Ensemble, The Crafts Council, Create Kings X, ENO, Geffrye Museum, ICA, Space Media Arts, The Glass House, The Illustrious Company, Live Art Development Agency, MLA, Museum of London, National Portrait Gallery, Shakespeare's Globe, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, UK Film Council, V&A. [3][4]

Inside Out Festival

Inside Out is a festival curated by LCACE that showcases the contribution of nine London Universities to the capital's cultural life. The festival was first held in venues across the capital 19–25 October 2009.[5]

Notable speakers at the 2009 festival included Michael Portillo who chaired a conference entitled 'Art: What's it good for?' at King's Place. Speakers at this event also included Nasser Azam and Julia Peyton Jones. Other events included Andrew Motion in conversation, and Professor Orlando Figes speaking on Contemporary Attitudes to the Holocaust.[6][7]


  1. "LCACE * Welcome to LCACE". 22 January 2010. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  2. "Knowledge Transfer Policy". 25 February 2009. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  3. "LCACE * LCACE Partners". Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  4. "LCACE * Introduction". Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  5. "LCACE launch Inside Out Festival". 4 February 2008. Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  6. "LCACE * 2009 Archive". Retrieved 1 June 2010.
  7. "London Centre for Arts and Cultural Enterprise (LCACE)". KE Good Practice. Retrieved 1 June 2010.

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