Collaborate – a chance for academics to find out more
Please note the event is only suitable for academic researchers.
Are you an academic researcher based in the UK? Interested in applying to the Collaborate fund? Then this event could be for you!
Join us to find out more about this new fund to support the development of collaborative research projects between the cultural sector and academic researchers.
Successful projects will contribute to deeper understanding of the differences culture makes to people’s lives and to the range of research methodologies used to explore cultural value.
This event will provide more information about the fund and guide you through the application process. Expressions of interest are open between 6 December 2021 and 26 January 2022.
What are the benefits of taking part in Collaborate?
- To co-develop a collaborative research project to more deeply understand an area of cultural value.
- The research could form the basis of future research publications, be cited as impact activity for future REF case studies or be the foundation for further external funding in the future.
- You’ll have access to a cohort of peers, learning resources and the chance to develop skills in research leadership and new ways to communicate research.
- Network with some of the UK’s leading arts and cultural organisations to generate shared research ideas.
What is the eligibility?
We welcome expressions of interest from individual academic researchers or research teams from any discipline. You must have a PhD at the time of application or similar research qualification or level of experience, and currently be working at a UK based university or higher education institution.
In the event, you will:
- Hear more about the Collaborate funds
- Find out how to apply and what the application process and timescales are
- Have the opportunity to ask questions
- Leave with the insights you need to submit the best possible Expression of Interest
You may want to take a look at our Collaborate resources before here.
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Lisa is a researcher, trainer, speaker, design thinker and creative facilitator who relishes bringing fresh ideas and innovative practice into the arts, cultural and heritage sector. Since establishing The Experience Business in 2012, she has pioneered new approaches to enhance cultural value, from audience experience design to civic engagement programmes. Her unique approach to value-creation has seen her deliver workshops, masterclasses, regional programmes and keynotes internationally, including Australia, New Zealand, Germany, South Africa, Scandinavia and the UK. At the heart of her work is a strong belief in the generative qualities of collaboration and the soft power of empathic practice.
Ben provides strategic and research leadership for the Centre, develops our profile and builds partnerships with the academic and cultural sectors. He also leads on our relationships with stakeholders.
Ben is Professor of Cultural Engagement and Director of Research and Innovation in the School of Performance and Cultural Industries at the University of Leeds. His research encompasses arts management, arts marketing, audience studies and cultural policy, with a focus on audience engagement and enrichment; change management in the arts; and cultural value and leadership.
Prior to his academic career, Ben had 10 years’ experience in arts management, most recently as Producer at the National Theatre of Scotland.