In this series of learning case studies, cultural practitioners share their reflections and learning honestly, so others can learn from and build on their experience. Here Judith Doherty, Producer, Chief Executive and Co-Artistic Director of Grid Iron Theatre Company reflects on the challenges associated with staging site-specific theatre, and finding the balance between taking acceptable … Read more
Resources tagged with cultural value
Is the pandemic the catalyst the sector needs to build a more equal future? What questions should we be asking and how can we accelerate the pace of change?
Are there issues or challenges you face as an organisation? Are you or do you aspire to be a learning organisation? Could research help you develop a better understanding of the cultural value of your work? If you answer yes to any of these, this guide will help you develop the research questions that structure … Read more
Are you thinking about the role of culture and place? Are you interested in evaluation practices and definitions of ‘success’ for culture-based place development? Franco Bianchini shares six recommended reads to help you explore the complexities of this area of research and practice. Read the article below or download the document
What does meaningful digital engagement look like and does it change the way we value culture? What can we learn from organisations that have found different ways to engage with audiences and communities, and what is emerging research telling us about new ways of creating value?
Why do we evaluate our work and who do we do it for? Is it to meet the expectations of funders and stakeholders or to assess a project’s success and capture the difference it makes? And are we missing a trick if we don’t use evaluation as an opportunity to enhance our practice and deepen … Read more
Does everyone place a value on culture and if so, do they value it in the same way? And do people get the opportunity to engage in what they value most? This online discussion brings together contributors whose work is reshaping cultural value in the UK.
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? Stephanie Pitts shares four recommended reads to help deepen your understanding of audiences, audience engagement and audience research. Read the … Read more
How can cultural value be co-created with audiences in a democratic and collaborative way? Ben Walmsley shares seven recommended reads with ideas from leading practitioners and researchers.
What is cultural democracy and how have ideas about cultural democracy – from the radical to the pragmatic – influenced policy and practise? David Stevenson shares seven recommended reads on cultural democracy and challenges you to think about how cultural participation is understood and supported in the UK.