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Collaborate – building research partnerships for cultural value

Date: 3 November 2020
Time: 14:00
Cost: Free
Location: Online

How do you know the cultural value of your work?

**Waiting list only**

Join us to discuss what value research can bring to your creative practice and find out how the Centre for Cultural Value can support you to develop your own research project.

This workshop is for people working in cultural sector organisations or individual practitioners in the UK. It isn’t suitable for researchers, students or international guests.

Led by Lisa Baxter, The Experience Business, with Becky Parnell, Manchester Camerata and Liz Harrop, Centre for Cultural Value this interactive workshop will provide insights into the benefits of engaging in research and an opportunity to shape the Centre for Cultural Value’s Collaborate programme, which will launch in early 2021, supporting collaborative research projects responding to sector-driven questions and artist-led curiosity.





Lisa Baxter

Lisa Baxter

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.

Liz Harrop

Liz Harrop

Liz makes sure the Centre runs effectively, providing project management expertise to make sure we’re achieving our objectives. As well as managing the Centre’s activities Liz oversees our Collaborate funding programme.

Liz has worked as a senior project manager for the University of Leeds for six years, most recently as part of the University’s Cultural Institute where she was Evaluation Manager for the National Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy Programme. Prior to this she worked in the civil service implementing a national sector skills development strategy, and managed arts development projects for local authorities and national charities.


Rebecca Parnell

Rebecca Parnell is Creative Producer with Creative Manchester and Manchester Camerata. Her research interests focus on the barriers to classical concert attendance and the perception of the genre amongst non-attenders. Rebecca completed her undergraduate studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester before undertaking an MA in Creative Events Management at Falmouth University.

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