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Apply to Collaborate & a New Guide for Researchers – Centre for Cultural Value

Collaborate fund opens today for UK cultural organisations; How to shape policy guide for researchers; And what resources would help support your work?

Are you a UK-based cultural practitioner who is interested in exploring your practice? Would you like to draw on research to communicate the value of your work to key stakeholders?

Are you also keen to work in partnership with an academic to develop innovative ideas and build new networks?

From today we are welcoming cultural sector applicants to submit an Expression of Interest to our Collaborate fund. Applications close on 25 November 2022. 

We will be supporting between 5 – 10 projects that ask new and under-explored questions about the difference culture makes to people’s lives. Funding awards will range from £5K – £20K.

Applications for interested academics will open on 5 January 2023

Collaborate FAQs for cultural practitioners
Apply to the fund

On Arts Professional: Call to Collaborate

If you are thinking of applying to Collaborate, this piece for Arts Professional (no paywall), contains helpful reflections and advice from the successful Collaborate first-round applicants.

“…use the opportunity to explore something which might challenge the way their organisation works, or indeed the cultural sector as a whole”.

Read Arts Professional piece

How to … shape cultural policy through research

In partnership with Department for Culture, Media and Sport, we have produced a ‘How to’ guide for researchers seeking to shape public policy.

The guide provides valuable insights into how policymakers use research and the ways in which both researchers and policymakers can work together to maximise research impact.

Drawing on insights gained through research placements, this resource also highlights government research priorities, evaluation criteria and how to make contact with key policy stakeholders as well as signposting other helpful resources.

Read the How to guide


How to guides – tell us your priorities
We are currently commissioning some future How to guides and would love to know which topics you would find most useful.

We have put some suggestions in this quick poll. Please vote for which new title(s) would best support your work. There’s also the chance to suggest a different topic which you feel would be valuable to you and the sector.

Of course, you can also email us your How To guide ideas (along with any other questions or comments about our work) at:

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