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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 set up 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. The fund has two rounds – one in autumn 2021 and one in autumn 2022.

Find out more about the five selected projects from the first round in autumn 2021:

Collaborate research project. A large black square structure in the centre of leeds Market. The structure has a range of screens on it, one screen has the word ‘Time Bar’ written on it, one is playing a video of a person, one has a pub quiz. A group of people are watching the screens.
Compass Festival 2021 Photo: Lizzie Coombes

Collaborate project spotlight: the impact of co-creation

Dalia James, weaver, smiles into camera surrounded by a loom and brightly coloured weavings
Photo: Dalia James, weaver, by Joan Fernandez Blasco

Collaborate project spotlight: the cultural value of craft

Two people look at a large scale painting in Liverpool Museums
National Museums Liverpool Image (c) Dave Jones

Collaborate project spotlight: gender stories

A large board has text that reads: "369. Is the world how you imagined?" In the foreground people are moving cables and working on the stage.
Quarantine, 12 Last Songs at Transform Festival, October 2021 Photo: David Lindsay

Collaborate project spotlight: the beauty project

Several young people signing a large poster that reads ‘We Are Rising’ from the 2021 WhoseFuture campaign and designed by RTiiiKA
WhoseFuture 2021 Campaign by Rising Arts Agency, Photo: Bryony Jade Throup

Collaborate project spotlight: equitable partnerships

Tate Families, 20 Days. Photo: Rob Harris


Frequently asked questions about how to apply to the Collaborate Fund.
Group discussion round table
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.
Image shows the inside of a gallery with white walls and images on the walls. In the background is a visitor wearing a face covering.
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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