Evaluation Baseline Survey
The evaluation of NCACE has been embedded into the core of our work since well before our public launch, and we now hope that you will help us take this important aspect of the project forward. Devised and led by Dr Thanasis Sypriadis, the NCACE baseline survey is now ready for completion, and we aim to gather insights from as wide a range of the higher education and arts and cultural sector as possible.
We have two surveys, the first specifically aimed at those working in Higher Education, whilst the second is aimed at those who work in the Arts and Culture sector. We estimate that the survey will take 20 - 30 minutes to complete.We would love to hear from you if you can take a short while to share your thoughts with us. Your input will actively help shape the direction of the centre’s activities. We welcome responses from: academics, knowledge exchange staff and arts and culture sector professionals and practitioners.
Click here for survey for those working in Higher Education
Click here for survey for those working in the Arts and Culture sector
We have extended our deadline, the surveys will now close on Monday 20 December.
KIN Support Set
We were delighted to launch our first KIN Support Set last month, with further groups to be announced in the New Year. These small groups are made up of participants from across higher education and the arts and cultural sector and will use coaching and action learning techniques to support creative problem solving and collaboration. Sets will be given 3 facilitated sessions by Guildhall Coaching Associates, and then have the option of continuing to meet independently. We still have a few places available for arts and cultural sector professionals to join the set launching in the New Year, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest.
Evidence Café 5: Evidencing Cultural Knowledge Exchange on Environment, Climate Emergency and Climate Justice
Thursday 20 January - online
NCACE’s Evidence Café sessions have been held bi-monthly since March 2021. The Café is an online space for presentations, evidence and information sharing, story-telling as well as a community of knowledge sharing and exchange.
Each session has a loose theme and the focus for January’s Café will be on Climate Emergency and Environmental Humanities. We intend to build on urgent conversations emerging from climate policy - such as the recent COP26 conference - and the ways in which an arts and humanities perspective can help us to understand these issues. This session provides a platform for our cross-sector audiences to shine a light on how partners from HE and the arts and culture sector are collaborating to respond to climate-related issues using creative and innovative practice. This session also relates to and generates evidence around one of our four core NCACE themes: environment and climate change.
The Power of Collaborative Action: People, Place and Planet
Wednesday 9 March 2022, 10:00 - online
The Power of Collaborative Action is our annual workshop devoted to supporting and showcasing great examples of collaboration between Higher Education and the arts and cultural sectors. This year’s event will focus on People, Place and Planet and through it we will consider how knowledge exchange and working in partnership fosters connections, creativity and innovation across a myriad of important and often interconnecting themes including: Place-making and Levelling up, Climate Emergency and Health and Wellbeing.
Offering reflections from key thinkers, practitioners and policy makers and showcasing diverse models of excellent and impactful knowledge exchange, The Power of Collaborative Action: People, Place and Planet will be of interest to all those who are invested in the potential of knowledge exchange between the academy and the arts and cultural sector. It will also be instructive for those who are interested in such activity and wish to find out more.
We are delighted to be joined by David Sweeney (Executive Chair, Research England) for our Opening Address and we will be announcing further contributors in due course.
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Collaborate - call for academic research partners
Academic researchers can now apply to Centre for Cultural Value's Collaborate fund, for the opportunity to work collaboratively with one of 10 exciting cultural sector research projects. From the impact of live visual arts festivals to engagement with new digital spaces, and from the experiences of Black museum audiences to youth-led creative communities, the shortlisted projects cover a wide range of cultural activities and research objectives. Expressions of Interest for academics are open between 6 December 2021 and 26 January 2022.