About the Centre for Cultural Value
We are a national research centre based at the University of Leeds. Our core partners are The Audience Agency, The University of Liverpool, The University of Sheffield, The University of York and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. We are funded by the UKRI Arts and Humanities Research Council, Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation over five years.
Dance On, Yorkshire Dance. Photo: Sara Teresa
What we do
We work alongside cultural practitioners and organisations, academics, funders and policymakers to:
- Summarise existing evidence to make relevant research more accessible
- Support the cultural sector to develop skills in research, evaluation and reflective practice
- Convene discussions around questions of cultural value
- Shape policy development
- Offer funding for research partnerships through our Collaborate fund
How we work
We recognise that there are diverse perspectives about culture and cultural values. Everyone values culture, even if they don’t always have equal opportunities to take part in the cultural activities they value the most.
Collaboration and partnership underpin our work and help us draw on a rich range of insights, evidence and practice.
- We co-produce our work in partnership with others and we bring people together to further understanding of cultural value.
- We are committed to diversifying the voices and viewpoints heard in discussions about cultural value.
- We are independent, objective and clear about what evidence there is and where the gaps lie.