Nick Wilson joined CMCI in September 2009. He was previously Principal Lecturer in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Kingston University, and founding Director of the Programme of Master's courses in the Creative Industries & the Creative Economy. Nick studied music at Clare College, Cambridge and singing at the Royal College of Music, London and the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin, performing professionally across Europe and the USA. He completed his doctoral thesis on the emergence of the early music labour market in the UK whilst working as a researcher at the Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University. Nick’s first monograph The Art of Re-enchantment: Making Early Music in the Modern Age was published by OUP in 2014. Alongside his commitments to cultural development and creative living, Nick is currently writing a realist theory of art and aesthetic critical realism.
Research Interests and PhD Supervision
- Cultural development – promoting cultural opportunities (capability & democracy), solidarity (care), and connectedness (ecology).
- Creative living – exploring creativity as a structured practice of care
- (Critical) realist theory of art – reclaiming art and aesthetic experience for human flourishing
- (Real) authenticity – historical performance in music
For more details, please see Nick’s full l research profile.
Nick founded the MA Arts & Cultural Management in 2014 at King's College London. He teaches modules relating to creativity, art(s) and management, and introduced the Arts Based Research Project as an alternative to MA Research Dissertation within CMCI. Nick's teaching is energised and motivated by a deep-rooted interest and belief in creative living - making, doing, thinking, expressing, experiencing differently in order to live as well as possible.
Expertise and Public Engagement
Nick is a Board member of the Centre for Critical Realism (CCR) with editorial responsibility for the Routledge Studies in Critical Realism series. He is an Associate Member of the Small Business Research Centre (Kingston Business School).
Nick's personal website is www.creatifity.com
Gross, J. & Wilson, N., 15 Sep 2020, Cultural Industries and the Environmental Crisis: New Approaches for Policy. Oakley, K. & Banks, M. (eds.). New York: Springer Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter › peer-review
Wilson, N., 7 Aug 2020, In: Journal of Critical Realism. 19, 4, p. 398-414 17 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/14767430.2020.1771014
Gross, J., Heinonen, J., Burlina, C., Comunian, R., Conor, B., Crociata, A., Dent, T., Guardans, I., Hytti, U., Hytönen, K., Pica, V., Pukkinen, T., Renders, M., Stenholm, P. & Wilson, N., 15 Jul 2020, DISCE Publications. 14 p. Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Gross, J. D. & Wilson, N. C., Apr 2020, Parking a Poem in a Biscuit Factory: Unpacking a Cultural Ecology. Grant, L. (ed.). Dewsbury: Creative Scene Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Chapter
Wilson, N. C., Gross, J. D., Dent, T. C., Conor, B. & Comunian, R., 1 Jan 2020, DISCE Publications. 73 p. Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Gross, J. D., Comunian, R., Conor, B., Dent, T. C., Heinonen, J., Hytti, U., Hytönen, K., Pukkinen, T., Stenholm, P. & Wilson, N. C., 23 Dec 2019, DISCE Publications. 37 p. Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Wilson, N., 29 Aug 2019, Abingdon: Routledge. 258 p. (Routledge Studies in Critical Realism) Research output: Book/Report › Book › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315692128
Gross, J. D. & Wilson, N. C., 12 Jun 2019, Arts Professional. Research output: Other contribution
Gross, J. D. & Wilson, N. C., 8 May 2019, Creative People and Places. Research output: Book/Report › Commissioned report
Gross, J. & Wilson, N., 29 Oct 2018, (E-pub ahead of print) In: International journal of cultural policy. 38 p. Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review. DOIs: https://doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2018.1538363