We connect not-for-profit organizations, companies, and community partners with world class faculty and the talent of Emily Carr students to take on projects that call for creative vision and cross-disciplinary problem-solving skills.
Our faculty and students have expertise in interaction and communication design, art and design-led entrepreneurship, branding, digital strategy, community engagement, social practice, city-building, public art, and many other specializations. Our design approach is human-centered, where researchers undertake an iterative process of user research, ideation, prototyping, and testing.
Partnered Studios and Sprints
Design for Startups
Art Apprenticeship Network
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We can work with your organization to develop a new partnership framework tailored to fit your needs.
The team at the Shumka Centre can facilitate introductions across the broader Emily Carr community in order to help prospective industry or community partners find the expertise they need. General inquiries can also be made through the Research and Industry Office via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. A full list of research centres at Emily Carr can be found here.