What happens when social science meets the creative and cultural sector?
About this event
Can universities and cultural leaders really change policy when they work together?
What difference does research make to the practicalities of running a cultural organisation?
Where do you start when you’re interested in collaborating?
Focused on the creative and cultural industries in the North West, this interactive session will connect researchers, industry, policy and business engagement teams to discuss the opportunities for, and challenges of, collaboration in research and knowledge exchange.
You will hear from Creative Manchester’s Creative Industries Deep Dive Aspect Project, which featured ‘deep dives’ exploring creative industries ‘best practice’ across Greater Manchester and Yorkshire and Humber regions. It explored how partnerships are established and supported, infrastructure engagement, language and outputs, as well as the impact of COVID on partnerships, including its effects on diversity in the sector. The project is supported by funding from Aspect, which seeks to draw together academics and industry leaders to address social challenges and to encourage and commercialise social science research.
Additional presentations from Manchester Camerata and Community Arts North West will highlight the challenges and impacts of collaborative work in practice.
The second part of the event will feature a panel discussion chaired by Dr Abi Gilmore, with input from
- Dr Alicia Rouverol, Research Associate, Creative Manchester
- Professor Ian Scott, Director for Social Responsibility and Business Engagement in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester
- Suzie Leighton, National Centre for Academic Cultural Exchange
This is an in-person event with livestream options. You can let us know of any access needs as you book.
The in-person event opens at 12 with refreshments and networking. Presentations and livestreaming begin at 12.30 and the event will close at 14.00.
This event is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science - find out more at https://festivalofsocialscience.com/
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