Research

Sharing learning: How funders can support impactful research collaborations
Fun Palaces – Creative Cafe @ The Bureau Centre for the Arts, Blackburn 2022. Photo: Scott David Jackson

Sharing learning: How funders can support impactful research collaborations

This resource makes recommendations for funders and universities who want to support cross-sector research partnerships. The learning is drawn from ...
Three people looking at a piece of outdoor public art. The artwork is made up of larger notebook pages. The page to the front of the image has the text: to leaf is
To Leaf is to Learn - public art by Juanjo Novella and Simon Armitage (Photo by Mark Webster)

Research Digest: Culture and placemaking

What is the relationship between culture and placemaking? This digest brings together research that examines how and why arts and ...
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 ...
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 ...