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Dr Emma Flynn

Emma Flynn

BA (Hons), MLitt, PhD

Recent graduate


PhD Candidate Creativity Management; University of St Andrews.
Provisional title: Negotiating the tension between the artistic and commercial, competing logics and the artist's career.
Graduated June 2015

MLitt Managing in the Creative Industries; University of St Andrews.

BA (Hons) Fine Art Photography; Glasgow School of Art.

Professional Experience

I have worked with various organisations including: Visual Arts and Galleries Association (VAGA); Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art; Edinburgh Art Festival; Institute for Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Print and Picture Collections Department, Free Library of Philadelphia.


2009-2012 CASE award for PhD, Economic and Social Research Council.

Research Interests

Contemporary art; collecting visual art; the art market; artist's employability; networks and relationships in the creative industries; supply/demand in the contemporary art market; value attribution and dissemination in contemporary art; validation mechanisms in the arts; institutional logics; careers.

Conferences and Presentations

Negotiating the tension between the artistic and economic - Presentation given to the sixth annual Scottish Doctoral Management Conference, St Andrews, May 2010.

Impact Poster, poster shortlisted for presentation at KT Scotland Conference and presented at the Knowledge Transfer Scotland Training Day, Heriott Watt University, Edinburgh, April 2010.


Professor Barbara Townley, Director of the Institute for Capitalising on Creativity
Dr Philip Roscoe, Lecturer in Management, University of St Andrews

Industry Sponsor: Dundee Contemporary Arts

Dundee Contemporary Arts is a world-class centre for the development and exhibition of contemporary art and culture. For further details visit
Industry Supervisor: Clive Gillman, Director, Dundee Contemporary Arts. This CASE Studentship is supported by Creative Scotland through DCA, for more information please visit