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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

Collaborate projects

The Centre for Cultural Value’s Collaborate fund supports the development of innovative research projects between the UK cultural sector and academic researchers.

We have been running Collaborate since 2021. During this time, we have supported a pilot project and then 10 further projects over the course of two rounds of funding.

In June 2023, we announced our second cohort of funded projects. You can find out more about these five partnerships in this blog post.

Photo: Big Telly – ‘Department Story’ stage production

Explore Collaborate projects from cohort two

The five projects awarded funding in our second round of Collaborate span diverse research areas, including neuroscience, civic activism, migrant communities, identity and how theatre can address societal challenges.

Find out more about our cohort two projects, which will run from summer 2023 until summer 2024:

A piece of artwork. The title is our journey. Blue background with purple boarder, A diamond shape is drawn in the middle connecting two flags.
Our Journey Flag. The South North CIC

Collaborate project spotlight: routing diaspora histories

Three men sat at a table taking part in a willow weaving workshop.
Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum.

Collaborate project spotlight: yours, mine and ours

Child in blue tshirt is sat a laptop making a stop motion animation film. On the table they have models and filming equipment.
Participant at animation club. Press Play Films.

Collaborate project spotlight: moving minds

Three people stood at a table talking together. One wears an aprn. On the table there are plants in pots and materials for potting plants.
Bromley by Bow Fun Palaces. Photo by Roswitha Chester.

Collaborate project spotlight: creative voices, activist voices

A production photo from Department Story. Four actors, in character, all looking towards the camera. They are say amongst some hanging rails.
Department Story - site specific performance. Big Telly Theatre Company / Zoe Seaton

Collaborate project spotlight: commemoration, mourning, performance and the digital

Explore Collaborate projects from cohort one

Read more about five projects selected in the first round of the Collaborate fund in summer 2022, as well as our pilot project.

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.
Image: Public House - The Yorkshire Square by Small Acts. Photo by Lizzie Coombes for Compass Festival 2021.

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

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