Centre for Cultural Value Resources


Sharing learning: Grid Iron Theatre Company – Crude

How can cultural organisations assess what is acceptable risk? And what can we learn from the decisions we take in the past?

In this case study, Judith Doherty from Grid Iron Theatre Company reflects on the experience of delivering a challenging site-specific theatre production and shares her thoughts on the lessons learnt.

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Grid Iron, Crude: An Exploration of Oil 2016. Photo: Eoin Carey.

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Back to Ours – Back to Bransholme. Photo: Jerome Whittingham @Photomoments
Case studies

Sharing learning: Back to Ours – Back to Bransholme

Drawing of a spiders web and spider
'Anansi' by Ifinrod www.culturesofwestafrica.com/kwaku-anansi-pot-wisdom/
Essential reads

My essential reads: storytelling, language and resistance


Sharing learning: Yorkshire Dance - In Mature Company
In Mature Company, Seacroft Grange. Photo: Aaron Howell
Case studies

Sharing learning: Yorkshire Dance – In Mature Company

My essential reads: cultural value and evaluation
Fun Palaces 2019. Photo: Roswitha Chesher
Essential reads

My essential reads: cultural value and evaluation

Topic overviews

Discover curated resources designed to keep you up-to-date with current thinking and practice.

Cultural participation

Culture, health and wellbeing

Impact of Covid-19

Research and evaluation practice

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Broker a successful academic partnership

Are you interested in working with academics to create new knowledge and amplify understanding?

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Co-commission research

Have you ever wanted to do research but didn’t have either the resources or expertise to do it alone? If the answer is yes, this guide might be what you’re looking for.

My essential reads

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Cultural democracy

What is cultural democracy and how have ideas about cultural democracy – from the radical to the pragmatic – influenced policy and practice?

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Co-creating value though audience engagement

How can cultural value be co-created with audiences in a democratic and collaborative way?

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Value(s) in cultural participation

Are you thinking about participation and the different values we all bring to our experience of culture?

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Understanding audiences

When we think about audience research, are we hoping to engage people who are new to the arts, deepen the experience of those who already attend, or demonstrate the cultural value of live arts events?