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Collaborate projects

Collaborate projects

Find out more about the projects that have been awarded funding from our Collaborate programme.

Photo: Manchester Camerata
Musicians from the Manchester Camerata orchestra
Image: Manchester Camerata

Collaborate pilot project

In 2021 we have been running a pilot project to fully test the aims and processes of our Collaborate fund.

The pilot project is a research partnership between Manchester Camerata and Dr Michelle Phillips, a senior lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music.

Working together, they are exploring how listeners respond neurologically, behaviourally and physiologically to different music listening experiences. The project will also investigate whether responses differ between live and recorded performances, an increasing area of interest since the Covid-19 pandemic.

Collaborate projects

Our Collaborate fund supports innovative new research partnerships between cultural sector practitioners and academics. There will be two rounds of funding – one in autumn 2021 and one in autumn 2022.

This page will highlight the projects that are awarded funding though Collaborate. We will also share insights and learning that emerge from the research collaborations.

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Fun Palaces 2019. Photo: Roswitha Chesher
Tate Families, 20 Days. Photo: Rob Harris


Frequently asked questions about how to apply to the Collaborate Fund.
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Who are we? Counterpoint Arts and The Open University. Tate Exchange. Photo: Dan Weill Photography

Before you apply

Find out more about how to apply to Collaborate, how the fund works and the key stages of your project.
Images of socially distanced visitors at the Unfinished Business: the fight for women’s rights and Hebrew Manuscripts: journeys of the written word exhibitions at British Library St Pancras
Unfinished Business at The British Library. Photo: David Jensen

Your application

Cultural sector and academic applicants can make an expression of interest via our online form.
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Days Like These exhibition. Image: The Lowry


Our Collaborate fund supports innovative new research partnerships between the cultural sector and academics.

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