Resources tagged with research



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.

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 of digital engagement into sharp relief? This is a recording of a session from our conference Covid-19: Changing Culture? in November 2021. The conference shared emerging findings from our Covid-19 research project and discussed implications … Read more

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 an unaffordable career choice? This is a recording of a session from our conference Covid-19: Changing Culture? in November 2021. The conference shared emerging findings from our Covid-19 research project and discussed implications with practitioners … Read more