Resources tagged with research



How to … approach anti-racist audience and community research

Damaging attitudes and misconceptions about minoritised ethnic individuals and communities can have a negative impact on how we represent and produce culture, as well as on the decision-making and policy of cultural institutions. If your goal is to break this cycle and carry out effective audience and community research – which is anti-racist – this … Read more

How to … shape cultural policy through research

In partnership with DCMS, the Centre for Cultural Value has produced a ‘How to’ guide for researchers seeking to shape public policy through their research. The guide provides useful insights into how policymakers use research and the ways in which both researchers and policymakers can work together to maximise research impact. The guide signposts researchers … Read more

Research digest: Everyday creativity

This everyday creativity research digest summarises current evidence relating to the many and diverse creative and cultural activities that people do at home or in their communities. Specifically, it explores the value of activities facilitated by amateur or voluntary groups in shared community spaces and self-initiated activity that takes place at home. This review does … Read more

Research for business model innovation

1. What research might I need? When collecting data and information to support a change in your business model, it can be difficult to see the wood for the trees. There are often so many factors to consider that it can be easy to focus on the information that is close to hand, or familiar, … Read more

Culture Beyond Covid: Heritage

The results of the third Heritage Panel survey from thrive, Northern Ireland’s audience development agency. The Heritage Panel tracks audience’s views on returning to heritage, what has changed, what has stayed the same and what their attitudes are.    

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 Survey to assess what’s happening in the performing arts workforce. This article brings together data that was shared at the recent Future of Theatre 2022 conference, hosted by The Stage

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 health as they age. This interest has been noted within the cultural sector, as well as the voluntary, community and social enterprise sectors (e.g. AgeUK, Aesop). We are all growing older, and so it is … Read more

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 look at the use of the furlough scheme in the cultural sector and the impact this has had on employment.