Research

Place matters: Greater Manchester, culture and 'levelling up'
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Place matters: Greater Manchester, culture and ‘levelling up’

In this article we examine how values-led partnerships between local government and the cultural sector in Greater Manchester have allowed ...
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Beyond likes and retweets: capturing engagement with arts and culture on social media during the pandemic
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Beyond likes and retweets: capturing engagement with arts and culture on social media during the pandemic

Using hashtags #CultureInQuarantine and #MuseumAtHome, this article explores how cultural organisations and audiences, freshly locked down at home in early ...
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Impact of Covid-19 on the screen sector workforce in Wales: freelancers
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Impact of Covid-19 on the screen sector workforce in Wales: freelancers

Yn yr erthygl hon, rydym yn archwilio'r ffyrdd gwahanol y mae gweithwyr llawrydd y sector sgrin yng Nghymru wedi cael ...
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Wellbeing and willingness to return: findings from the third wave of the Covid-19 participation monitor
 

Wellbeing and willingness to return: findings from the third wave of the Covid-19 participation monitor

What is the impact on the nation's wellbeing, and when will audiences be returning?  Despite the vaccine rollout, there remains ...
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Webinar: Recovery & renewal: Creative approaches to the Covid crisis
 

Webinar: Recovery & renewal: Creative approaches to the Covid crisis

How have cultural organisations responded and adapted to the Covid crisis? What new ways of working have emerged as a ...
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Fatima’s next job won’t be in cyber: Creative workers and education during the pandemic

In this post, we use the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey to explore how creative workers responded ...
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Inequality through Covid: findings from the second wave of the Covid-19 participation monitor
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Inequality through Covid: findings from the second wave of the Covid-19 participation monitor

Is Covid-19 further exacerbating existing inequalities in cultural engagement?  By now, we know all too well that the pandemic has ...
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Willingness to attend: findings from the Covid-19 participation monitor
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Willingness to attend: findings from the Covid-19 participation monitor

Which audiences are ready to return?  This report from The Audience Agency shares findings from a nationwide survey, the Cultural ...
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The Lowry building interior during closure in lockdown
The Lowry in Lockdown. Photo: Nathan Chandler

Working with and supporting cultural organisations: local cultural policies and Newton’s Law of Cultural Funding

Researchers Rachel Johnson, Abigail Gilmore and Benjamin Dunn look at how Covid-19 is changing arts and culture policy and strategy ...
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Webinar: Covid-19: "The great unequaliser?"
Image: Clockwise from top left; Anne Torreggiani, Lara Ratnaraja, Dr Roaa Ali, Ben Walmsley

Webinar: Covid-19: “The great unequaliser?”

Is the pandemic the catalyst the sector needs to build a more equal future? What questions should we be asking ...
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