Research

Performer in yellow top and denim shorts at an outdoor performance at night. They are reaching out, passing something to an audience member.
Derby Festé 2023

Research Digest: Lifelong Cultural Engagement

How may the value and impact of engaging with culture evolve across someone's lifetime? Are our cultural tastes set in ...
An ensemble of violinists, guitarists, percussionists and guitarists perform on stage at Bridgewater Hall in front of a concert audience. They are backed by yellow and white lighting.
The Oracle at Bridgewater Hall. Photo by Gaelle Beri

How to … create intimate and intense ‘classical music’ experiences

Adam Szabo reflects on his experience as Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Manchester Collective and what practical steps it is ...
Part of a large circle of people, of all ages stood together holding hands.
Circle of Trout. Photo © Anthony Schrag

Research digest: The role of the artist in society

What do we know about the role of artists working in socially engaged ways, the value of this work, how ...
Three people stand in an art gallery. The person closest to the camera is looking thoughtfully at a large abstract painting. Culture, health and wellbeing research vision paper - The Centre for Cultural Value
 

Vision paper: Culture, health and wellbeing

What do we know about the value and impact of culture in relation to health and wellbeing? Between October 2019 ...
Two people drawing together at a table. You can see their hands, holding pens. On the table there is a large sheet of paper with writing, a pencil case and a cup of coffee
Skippko Arts Team. Photo by Nicki Taylor

Research digest: Everyday creativity

This everyday creativity research digest summarises current evidence relating to the many and diverse creative and cultural activities that people ...
Dream, 2021, rehearsal photo. An Audience of the Future project. The Royal Shakespeare Company in collaboration with Manchester International Festival, Marshmallow Laser Feast and Philharmonia Orchestra.
RSC DREAM, February 2021, photo Stuart Martin

Covid-19 and the global cultural and creative sector. Two years of constant learning – new foundations for a new world

This report is a follow up to Covid-19 and the global cultural and creative sector - what have we learned ...
Image of stage lighting shining on to a red theatre stage curtain
Photo by Wesley Pribadi on Unsplash

Workforce: A slow recovery from Covid for performing arts

In this post Ben Walmsley and Tal Feder look at recent data from the Office for National Statistics Labour Force ...
Older woman in hat dancing
Dance to Health, Norwich. Photo by Camilla Greenwell

Research digest: Older people’s physical health

In recent years there has been a growing interest in the value of cultural programmes in supporting older people’s physical ...
Research digest: Older people - culture, community, connection
Yorkshire Dance. Dance On. Photo by Sara Teresa

Research digest: Older people – culture, community, connection

In recent years there has been growing interest in the role that cultural participation can play in older people’s wellbeing ...
Culture in Crisis: impacts of Covid-19 on the UK cultural sector and where we go from here
The Lowry in Lockdown. Photo: Nathan Chandler

Culture in Crisis: impacts of Covid-19 on the UK cultural sector and where we go from here

Culture in Crisis shares research findings from one of the world's largest investigations into the impacts of Covid-19 on the ...