About ICE

About ICE

The Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) is Edge Hill University’s practice-led and theoretically grounded interdisciplinary research forum which connects us with the digital and creative economy and with cultural institutions.

ICE has five guiding themes which inform its activities:

  • Sustainability
  • Good enterprise
  • The flourishing city
  • Creative labour
  • Class, community and social justice

We are interested in the places where these themes intersect and see sustainability as a core principle which informs our work. This extends into our concern with questions about the current conditions of precarity and how these impact on the creative and cultural sector and the concept of the ‘flourishing city’. To engage with the guiding themes ICE hosts a symposium series, ideas exchanges, conferences, research seminars and collaborative action research initiatives.

If you are interested in working with ICE please email ICE@edgehill.ac.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

Mission and Aims

ICE brings together researchers, educators, communities and industry practitioners to share expertise, develop partnerships that address current challenges, and contribute to debates on the roles of culture and creativity in driving economic growth and sustainability, as well as promoting citizen engagement, regionally, nationally and internationally.


ICE is based in the flagship £17million Creative Edge building, which houses industry-standard facilities including TV studios, recording studios, animation studios, sound-editing studios, a radio studio, photographic studio and Multimedia laboratory.



The Creative Edge broadcast television studio comprises of the latest high end equipment. The studio is designed around the broadcast model, with separate audio control room and production gallery. It offers a totally tapeless workflow, with direct ingest into our EditShare media asset management system. All the production areas have reference script lighting, to enable the correct viewing parameters of picture content.



The Creative Edge contains two purpose-built, fully soundproofed recording studios, dedicated to animation, music, and sound for picture. Music Studio & Rehearsal Spaces Specification (PDF)



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