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Fun Palaces, Feltham. Photo: Helen Murray
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Power Play, Tate Exchange. Photo: Dan Weill Photography
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New research reveals scale of crisis affecting creative freelancers

There are 38,000 fewer freelancers working in creative occupations since the start of 2020, new findings from our Covid-19 research reveals. Freelancers are especially important to the creative economy as ...
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Dr Roaa Ali and Lara Ratnaraja share their responses from our first Covid-19 webinar
 

Dr Roaa Ali and Lara Ratnaraja share their responses from our first Covid-19 webinar

In this blog, Lara and Roaa share their thoughts on what the research presented at the webinar is telling us ...
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Visitors to the Exploring Space Gallery. Photo: Science Museum Group

Reflecting value – a new podcast about culture and research

Asking the big questions about cultural value in a reflective space We're delighted to be launching Reflecting Value, our new ...
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Recovery isn’t a black and white picture

Ben Walmsley, Abigail Gilmore and Dave O’Brien share findings from a research programme that shows there are silver linings among ...
Impacts of Covid-19: a snapshot from the cultural sector
Tate Families, 20 Days. Photo: Rob Harris

Impacts of Covid-19: a snapshot from the cultural sector

Karen Gray and John Wright reflect on themes emerging from their case study research examining the impacts of Covid-19 on ...
Culture-led funding or funding-led culture?
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Culture-led funding or funding-led culture?

Ben Walmsley and Emma McDowell reflect on what they’re hearing about the research, evaluation and policy needs of the sector ...
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Music in Mind. Manchester Camerata. Photo: Rachel Bywater

Academic call-out to take part in the pilot project of our Collaborate fund

Stephanie Pitts tells us about an opportunity to be the academic partner in the pilot of a new fund to ...
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Left Bank Leeds. Photo: Sally Molineaux

Open call: take part in research exploring the impacts of COVID-19

Do you want to be part of a national research project exploring the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries ...
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Left Bank Leeds. Photo: Sally Molineaux

What’s next for cultural value

Over 1,000 people took part in eleven free events over ten days - our inaugural 'festival of ideas' has given ...
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I love working within the arts – dancer Kevin Edward Turner

Kevin Edward Turner is an award-winning dance artist who co-founded Company Chameleon in 2007 and regularly promotes mental wellbeing. What’s ...
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Community is at the heart of culture – Zulfiqar Ahmed

Zulfiqar Ahmed is an expert in community-led development and is now progressing, in the midst of coronavirus, the 10-year £3.5m ...
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Five minutes with Dr Kat Taylor – culture for mental wellbeing

Ahead of this November's festival of ideas, we delve deeper with some of our guest speakers. What's your earliest cultural ...
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Creative commission – exploring cultural value

As part of our inaugural festival of ideas online this November, we launched a Creative Commission callout, to engage the ...
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To the Beat of a Different Drum, co-produced by RJC Dance and Yorkshire Dance. Photo: David Lindsay

What value culture?

Ben Walmsley, Director of the Centre for Cultural Value, introduces our online festival of ideas How do people define culture ...
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Reflecting Value

Reflecting Value – call for contributors

We are looking for guests for our first mini-series on culture, health and wellbeing. Interested in being involved? Reflecting Value ...
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Who Are Ya? Tate Exchange. Dan Weill Photography

How global issues are driving a new cultural agenda

Maintaining an international perspective and collaborating with global partners will be key to rebuilding the UK’s cultural sector and securing ...
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Fun Palaces, Brockwell Lido. Photo: Helen Murray

Working together to articulate cultural value

When the coronavirus crisis eases and government is prioritising what happens next, nothing will be more important than being able ...

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