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We are supporting innovative new research partnerships between cultural sector practitioners and academics through our new Collaborate fund, which launches in September 2021.

Seaside in the City – Belly of the Whale, Wakefield Council. Photo: Andy Hardwick

About the Collaborate fund

The Centre for Cultural Value is investing £200,000 in funding to arts, cultural, heritage and screen practitioners and organisations, to support collaborative research projects that respond to sector-driven questions exploring cultural value.

We will support 15–25 projects over the next four years, matching cultural practitioners and academic researchers to work together to explore the differences that arts, culture, heritage and screen make to people’s lives and/or society. Funding awards will range from £5K – £20K.

The fund will launch in September 2021, with a pilot project taking place earlier in 2021.

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Who Are Ya? Tate Exchange. Dan Weill Photography

Collaborate pilot project

We are running a pilot project in 2021 to fully test the aims and processes of our Collaborate fund, and we are seeking an academic partner to take part.

The pilot project will be supported with a grant of up to £10K which can be used to cover all or part-costs of collaborative research with Manchester Camerata. The project will examine audience experience, impact and value of orchestral concert presentation in live and digital contexts.

To find out more read our blog. To make an expression of interest download the guidance below. The closing date is 14 December 2020.

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Still from We Are All Artists, an Artlink West Yorkshire film by Sally Molineaux

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