Research

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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White wall with the outline of a facemask and text beneath it that reads "COVID-19"
hoto by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash

Covid, furlough and creative businesses  

In this post, Orian Brook, Dave O’Brien and Mark Taylor use data from the Business Impact of COVID-19 Survey to ...
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A bleak midwinter? A deep dive from our Covid-19 participation monitor
Photo: Felix Polgar, Unsplash

A bleak midwinter? A deep dive from our Covid-19 participation monitor

Despite many theatre organisations being able to struggle through the various restrictions and impacts of the last 2 years, is ...
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Webinar: From implications to action: What now?

How can we all do our bit to achieve positive change in the cultural sector and beyond? This is a ...
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Webinar: The impact on audiences part 2: Virtual experiences

Are digital experiences shifting the relationship between organisations, artists and audiences during the pandemic, or are they bringing the shortcomings ...
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Webinar: The future of cultural labour

Who is going to do cultural labour in the future - and how do we ensure that it doesn't become ...
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