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Culture on referral: sharing our findings 

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There's a growing belief that there is an important role for the arts and culture in supporting people’s health and wellbeing. The Centre for Cultural Value has published its first research digest, exploring the evidence surrounding culture on referral (or arts on prescription) programmes. Dr Robyn Dowlen from the Centre for Cultural Value presents the ... Read more

What does cultural participation look like with and post Covid-19?

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How do you create opportunities for cultural participation in communities through a global pandemic? **Waiting list only** We’ve been entertained and engaged during lockdown, as cultural organisations and creative practitioners have created an impressive array of rapid responses during the ongoing pandemic to try and keep us connected to their work and to each other. ... Read more

Who and what is evaluation for? And when is it useful? 

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Why do we evaluate our work and who do we do it for? Is it to meet the expectations of funders and stakeholders or to assess a project’s success and capture the difference it makes? Are we missing a trick if we don’t use evaluation as an opportunity to enhance our practice and deepen our ... Read more

Young people and mental health: shaping our research

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Mental wellbeing makes headlines every day, with an estimated one in ten children and young people in the UK living with a mental health diagnosis. **Waiting list only** With Covid-19 creating an environment for heightened loneliness and isolation, there’s a need for a stronger focus on the mental health of young people. The Centre for ... Read more

How should we evaluate? Co-creating cultural evaluation principles

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How should we evaluate? **Waiting list only** Join us for an interactive workshop facilitated by artist Paula Varjack and feed your ideas into the co-creation of a set of evaluation principles that could underpin the evaluation of cultural projects in the future. Dr Beatriz Garcia from the University of Liverpool and Oliver Mantell from The ... Read more

How can we centre young people in cultural organisations?

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How can we centre young people in cultural organisations? **Waiting list only** This session was selected as part of our Open Call to practitioners and organisations to host an event for 'What value culture?'. Facilitated by Rebecca McGreevy and Francesca Robson, Pilot Theatre’s Young Creatives, this interactive online workshop will explore the role of young ... Read more

How can we use research and evidence to influence policy change? 

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Learnings and insights on how to effectively influence policy **Waiting list only** We’re excited to welcome contributors from a range of organisations in a session that focuses on using research and evidence to shape policy change. Each speaker will share their learnings and insights on how to effectively influence policy - and you’ll hear from ... Read more

Failure – the ultimate taboo?

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How can we better recognise, acknowledge and learn from failure? **Waiting list only** Not every cultural participation project will achieve the impact that it set out to or deliver all the aims for all its stakeholders. This doesn’t mean that these projects are not of value or cannot generate wider learning. The FailSpace research project, ... Read more

What is the value of online cultural engagement?

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What does meaningful digital engagement look like and does it change the way we value culture? **Waiting list only** In the current climate, it’s likely that the growth in online cultural engagement in the UK will continue for the foreseeable, as cultural organisations have pivoted the focus of their work from live experiences to digital output and ... Read more

Covid-19: “The great unequaliser?”

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Early evidence shows that Covid-19 is exacerbating existing inequalities in the cultural sector. Is the pandemic the catalyst the sector needs to build a more equal future? What questions should we be asking and how can we accelerate the pace of change? In this webinar, we share emerging findings from our major research programme examining ... Read more

Older people – culture, community and connection

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In this interactive workshop, you'll help us refine the scope of our next research review about the cultural participation of older people, with a focus on community and connection. Within this we are anticipating exploring themes such as loneliness, isolation, resilience and wellbeing, but this will be shaped and refined with your input.

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Recovery and renewal: creative approaches to the Covid crisis

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How have cultural organisations responded and adapted to the Covid crisis? Join us on 18 June for the second webinar from our major research programme examining the impact of Covid-19 on the cultural sector.

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