On March 21 you have the opportunity to attend a symposium that explores the role of risk taking in creative education. Is there space for creative students to take risks in their learning at university? How do we understand and experience risk taking within students’ learning and practice? What teaching approaches support (or not) the possibility of “positive” failure? In our discussion we will focus on how risk taking is supported within a structured academic learning environment and how it is understood both in the context of the quest for innovation and the “new,” and in relation to societal change and entrepreneurship.