COVID-19: Impacts on the cultural industries and implications for policy

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leeds
Department Name: Sch of Performance & Cultural Industries

Abstract

This project brings together the Centre for Cultural Value, the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre and a national consortium of researchers and partners to analyse existing datasets and conduct targeted empirical research on the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on cultural organisations, practitioners and audiences. It will provide a clear national picture and identify immediate and longer-term implications for policy and practice. We will map and track the sector longitudinally over 18 months using a mixed-methods design to assess the extent of organisational exit and sectoral adjustment, as well as evolving cultural engagement behaviours amongst the public.

We will use a workstreams approach to provide a holistic and nuanced analysis of the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries. Workstream 1 will produce a meta-analysis of cultural sector surveys relating to COVID-19, bringing together the fragmented datasets observed to date, and developing a range of illustrative, representative case studies from the core sub-sectors of the cultural industries. Workstream 2 will examine cultural supply and demand in the digital space, incorporating a longitudinal tracking survey, social media analysis and analysis of content uploaded to an online community-based storytelling platform. Workstream 3 will analyse the impacts of UK policy responses and compare international policy responses. It will include a case study of a regional cultural ecology; examine impacts of intervention packages made available by the UK governments and funders; and convene a reference group of c.20 cultural industry membership organisations, trade associations, advocacy bodies, funders and policymakers.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50
 
Title Creative Commission Fraz Ireland Soundscape 
Description CCV wished to commission an artist to create a project or experience that would enhance the participant experience and provide a different take on research. the commission was focused on process-oriented proposals to tap into the growing field of participatory practices and transdisciplinary aesthetics. The artist selected, Manchester-based composer Fraz Ireland, conceived an engagement mode based on questioning the notion of "audience", inviting "voicenote" recordings in response to prompts and exploring an alternative virtual venue populated with contributions. They structured their approach in iterative phases, each conceived as a follow-up, addition or complement to the previous one. The resulting video is available on YouTube alongside a blog on the process published on the CCV website. 
Type Of Art Composition/Score 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact https://www.culturalvalue.org.uk/4th-ought-sing-raved-ink-loud-fraz-ireland-on-the-ideas-and-processes-behind-their-creative-commission/ 
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zdLciNv-wI
 
Description Key findings - Workforce
• The pandemic held a mirror up to a deeply unequal cultural sector.
• Its impact was not experienced evenly across the sector, with younger workers, women and workers from ethnically diverse backgrounds among the hardest hit in terms of losing work and income.
• For freelancers, who make up a significant part of the cultural workforce, the impact was major and sometimes devastating. Freelancers constituted 62% of the core-creative workforce before the pandemic and only 52% by the end of 2020.
• The most dramatic decline in the cultural industries workforce was observed in music, performing and visual arts, where the professional workforce fell by around a quarter between March and June 2020, with no signs of significant recovery by the end of 2020, in comparison with other sectors.

Key findings - Organisations
• Places with a history of obtaining public investment - and the arts and cultural organisations based in those places - benefited most from the Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).
• Networks played a key role in building resilience and, in light of the pandemic and Black Lives Matter, many cultural organisations re-evaluated their relevance to local communities. This was complemented by an increase of hyperlocal engagement due to lockdown restrictions on travel and behaviour.

Key findings - Audiences

• Despite the rapid take-up of vaccines, the population's confidence in returning to cultural venues has remained stubbornly low throughout 2021.
• While the shift to digital transformed cultural experiences for those already engaged with cultural activities, it failed to diversify cultural audiences.
• An increased digital offer did transform the cultural experiences of those who already engaged in cultural activities, especially disabled audiences and older audiences living away from major urban centres.
• 80% survey respondents said that taking part in arts and culture was important to their wellbeing, positively affecting their mood and helping them to manage anxiety.
Exploitation Route UK Government Policymakers- the findings of the research are already being fed into policy briefings, inquiries and consultations on the UK's recovery and 'Levelling Up' policy development
Local authorities and regional government bodies- the findings of the research are already informing the development of regional and local government recovery plans in particular through ongoing partnership activity with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Greater Manchester Councils, and Metro Mayors group
UK Cultural sector leaders and practitioners- findings of the research have been shared widely with cultural sector practitioners and leaders with recommendations and implications for regenerative practice and recovery planning in the sector.
Sectors Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Culture_in_Crisis.pdf
 
Description The Centre for Cultural Value is now working with policy partners to test and refine a set of policy recommendations based on the research findings, at a time when the critical importance of the cultural industries in supporting the Government's Levelling Up agenda is becoming clear. UK Government Policymakers- the findings of the research are already being fed into policy briefings, inquiries and consultations on the UK's recovery and 'Levelling Up' policy development Local authorities and regional government bodies- the findings of the research are already informing the development of regional and local government recovery plans in particular through ongoing partnership activity with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Greater Manchester Councils, and Metro Mayors group UK Cultural sector leaders and practitioners- findings of the research have been shared widely with cultural sector practitioners and leaders with recommendations and implications for regenerative practice and recovery planning in the sector.
First Year Of Impact 2021
Sector Communities and Social Services/Policy,Creative Economy,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Citation in House of Commons Policy Debate
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/2021-03-02/debates/E5DFD54A-7B00-4806-8EFF-592DD71A346D/Covid-...
 
Description Citation in House of Lords Debate
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
URL https://hansard.parliament.uk/Lords/2021-04-20/debates/9FC84A3D-8F5F-4679-B52A-9C3AFAD4A416/Covid-19...
 
Description DCMS Covid-19 Impacts and Policy Implications Briefing (x5)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Improvements in DCMS policy responses to the COVID-19 crisis and planning in the cultural sector.
 
Description DCMS Round Table (x5)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Real-time bespoke briefings to policymakers on the Impacts of Covid-19 research have cultivated an appetite for policy-relevant evidence from the cultural sectors within DCMS. Stakeholder interviews show that the Centre's mode of engagement with policymakers - small bespoke roundtables - was key to building a receptive audience. . "My impression is that it is not standard practise for researchers to give these findings. But the pandemic is fast moving so we needed real time insight It was a very interactive process from beginning of planning to session to delivery" Senior Civil Servant "When briefings have been written to ministers, I have seen references to CCV's work. That is a tangible example how the research fed into decision-making. That's a firm example." Senior Civil Servant
 
Description House of Lords Review on Youth Unemployment
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/ld5802/ldselect/ldythunemp/98/9802.htm
 
Description Levelling Up Inquiry Northern Culture APPG- The Case for Culture
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://northernculture.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/NCAPPG-The-Case-for-Culture-Report.pdf
 
Description Levelling up Inquiry: DCMS Reimagining where we live: cultural placemaking
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Gave evidence to a government review
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/work/1744/reimagining-where-we-live-cultural-placemaking-and-the-le...
 
Description Treasury Select Committee Briefing: Written evidence of the impacts of Covid-19 on the cultural sector and implications for policy
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/21865/pdf/ Shaped policy responses to Ccovid-19 impacts on the cultural industries, including influence on recovery fund investment
URL https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/21865/pdf/
 
Description Research Consultancy
Amount £15,840 (GBP)
Organisation Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2021 
End 12/2021
 
Description Research England Policy Support
Amount £58,982 (GBP)
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2022 
End 03/2022
 
Description Advisory Board- Covid-19: Research Advisory Group 
Organisation Arts Fundraising & Philanthropy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Advisory Group reflects the core aims and activities of the research project - namely to understand and evidence the impacts of Covid-19 on the cultural sector and the highlight the implications for policy response and development. Professor Geoffrey Crossick has been appointed as the Chair.
Collaborator Contribution The Advisory Group will offer advice on the project and its workstreams, including strategic and operational matters as appropriate, to the Principal Investigator and Project Leader (Professor Ben Walmsley, University of Leeds) and to the other Workstream Leads (Dr Abigail Gilmore, University of Manchester and Dr Dave O'Brien, University of Edinburgh). Group Membership Professor Geoffrey Crossick (Chair) Alistair Evans, Head of Knowledge & Research, Creative Scotland Sharon Heal, Director, Museums Association Harman Sagger, Head Economist for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, DCMS Sarie Mairs Slee, Head of Salford's Culture and Place Partnership Liz Thomson, Director of External Relations, SafeLives Michelle Wright, CEO Cause4/Director Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board- Covid-19: Research Advisory Group 
Organisation Creative Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Advisory Group reflects the core aims and activities of the research project - namely to understand and evidence the impacts of Covid-19 on the cultural sector and the highlight the implications for policy response and development. Professor Geoffrey Crossick has been appointed as the Chair.
Collaborator Contribution The Advisory Group will offer advice on the project and its workstreams, including strategic and operational matters as appropriate, to the Principal Investigator and Project Leader (Professor Ben Walmsley, University of Leeds) and to the other Workstream Leads (Dr Abigail Gilmore, University of Manchester and Dr Dave O'Brien, University of Edinburgh). Group Membership Professor Geoffrey Crossick (Chair) Alistair Evans, Head of Knowledge & Research, Creative Scotland Sharon Heal, Director, Museums Association Harman Sagger, Head Economist for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, DCMS Sarie Mairs Slee, Head of Salford's Culture and Place Partnership Liz Thomson, Director of External Relations, SafeLives Michelle Wright, CEO Cause4/Director Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board- Covid-19: Research Advisory Group 
Organisation Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Advisory Group reflects the core aims and activities of the research project - namely to understand and evidence the impacts of Covid-19 on the cultural sector and the highlight the implications for policy response and development. Professor Geoffrey Crossick has been appointed as the Chair.
Collaborator Contribution The Advisory Group will offer advice on the project and its workstreams, including strategic and operational matters as appropriate, to the Principal Investigator and Project Leader (Professor Ben Walmsley, University of Leeds) and to the other Workstream Leads (Dr Abigail Gilmore, University of Manchester and Dr Dave O'Brien, University of Edinburgh). Group Membership Professor Geoffrey Crossick (Chair) Alistair Evans, Head of Knowledge & Research, Creative Scotland Sharon Heal, Director, Museums Association Harman Sagger, Head Economist for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, DCMS Sarie Mairs Slee, Head of Salford's Culture and Place Partnership Liz Thomson, Director of External Relations, SafeLives Michelle Wright, CEO Cause4/Director Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board- Covid-19: Research Advisory Group 
Organisation Museums Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Advisory Group reflects the core aims and activities of the research project - namely to understand and evidence the impacts of Covid-19 on the cultural sector and the highlight the implications for policy response and development. Professor Geoffrey Crossick has been appointed as the Chair.
Collaborator Contribution The Advisory Group will offer advice on the project and its workstreams, including strategic and operational matters as appropriate, to the Principal Investigator and Project Leader (Professor Ben Walmsley, University of Leeds) and to the other Workstream Leads (Dr Abigail Gilmore, University of Manchester and Dr Dave O'Brien, University of Edinburgh). Group Membership Professor Geoffrey Crossick (Chair) Alistair Evans, Head of Knowledge & Research, Creative Scotland Sharon Heal, Director, Museums Association Harman Sagger, Head Economist for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, DCMS Sarie Mairs Slee, Head of Salford's Culture and Place Partnership Liz Thomson, Director of External Relations, SafeLives Michelle Wright, CEO Cause4/Director Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board- Covid-19: Research Advisory Group 
Organisation SafeLives
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Advisory Group reflects the core aims and activities of the research project - namely to understand and evidence the impacts of Covid-19 on the cultural sector and the highlight the implications for policy response and development. Professor Geoffrey Crossick has been appointed as the Chair.
Collaborator Contribution The Advisory Group will offer advice on the project and its workstreams, including strategic and operational matters as appropriate, to the Principal Investigator and Project Leader (Professor Ben Walmsley, University of Leeds) and to the other Workstream Leads (Dr Abigail Gilmore, University of Manchester and Dr Dave O'Brien, University of Edinburgh). Group Membership Professor Geoffrey Crossick (Chair) Alistair Evans, Head of Knowledge & Research, Creative Scotland Sharon Heal, Director, Museums Association Harman Sagger, Head Economist for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, DCMS Sarie Mairs Slee, Head of Salford's Culture and Place Partnership Liz Thomson, Director of External Relations, SafeLives Michelle Wright, CEO Cause4/Director Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board- Covid-19: Research Advisory Group 
Organisation University of London
Department School of Advanced Study
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Advisory Group reflects the core aims and activities of the research project - namely to understand and evidence the impacts of Covid-19 on the cultural sector and the highlight the implications for policy response and development. Professor Geoffrey Crossick has been appointed as the Chair.
Collaborator Contribution The Advisory Group will offer advice on the project and its workstreams, including strategic and operational matters as appropriate, to the Principal Investigator and Project Leader (Professor Ben Walmsley, University of Leeds) and to the other Workstream Leads (Dr Abigail Gilmore, University of Manchester and Dr Dave O'Brien, University of Edinburgh). Group Membership Professor Geoffrey Crossick (Chair) Alistair Evans, Head of Knowledge & Research, Creative Scotland Sharon Heal, Director, Museums Association Harman Sagger, Head Economist for Arts, Heritage and Tourism, DCMS Sarie Mairs Slee, Head of Salford's Culture and Place Partnership Liz Thomson, Director of External Relations, SafeLives Michelle Wright, CEO Cause4/Director Arts Fundraising and Philanthropy
Impact N/A
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Artists' Union England
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Arts Council England
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Arts Marketing Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Chief cultural and leisure officers association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Creative Industries Federation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Creative and Cultural Skills Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Cultural Learning Alliance
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Culture Counts Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Government of Scotland
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Heritage Lottery Fund
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Manchester City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Music: Leeds
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Musicians' Union
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation National Museum Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Northern Ireland Assembly
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Paul Hamlyn Foundation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Science Museum Group
Department The Science Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation Screen Yorkshire
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation The Arts Council for Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation The Lowry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Policy Reference Group (x 26) 
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Development and administration of group, early dissemination of research findings
Collaborator Contribution The social distancing measures implemented globally in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 have led to the closure of cultural spaces (e.g. museums/galleries, theatres and concert halls), the cancellation of cultural events (e.g. festivals, music concerts) and a suspension of community-based practice for cultural practitioners (e.g. musicians, actors, visual artists). COVID-19 is therefore expected to have a devastating impact on the cultural sector, with jobs being lost and uncertainty as to when live cultural engagement may able to fully begin again. It is predicted that the impact of COVID-19 on the cultural sector will have long-lasting impacts, changing cultural practice as we know it. While there have been attempts to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector it has so far been fragmented in nature. Furthermore, there is very little work which has examined the impacts of COVID-19 in depth across the range of organisations/practitioners who fall within this sector. This collaboration between the Centre for Cultural Value and NESTA's Policy and Evidence Centre offers a comprehensive mixed-methods analysis of the short, medium and longer-term impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural industries and their audiences and the implications for national and regional policymaking. The overarching value of the project is in discerning the impacts of the COVOD-19 crisis on the cultural industries in a co-ordinated and nuanced way that highlights the challenges faced by cultural practitioners, organisations and audiences from different backgrounds, regions and art forms. Our analysis will engage with a representative range of organisations reflecting different sizes, scales, geographies and sub-sectors. Via a rigorous mixed-methods approach, we will produce an independent and consolidated overview of the impacts and implications of the current crisis which can be used to provide robust and credible evidence to inform policy planning and decision making in the short and longer term. This will be achieved via the following key activities: Scoping, synthesising and appraising existing and emerging data - bringing together a fragmented approach through a meta-analysis to understand the impacts of COVID-19. Longitudinal tracking study of cultural consumption and attitudes towards cultural engagement after social distancing regulations are phased out. Case studies - detailed exploration of the impacts on specific organisations/practitioners & analysis of representative case studies. Policy engagement - discussions & outputs that will influence policy and help DCMS to deliver interventions to the right people at the right time to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the cultural sector. The Policy Reference Group serve as a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study. Members of the group: Inform research planning. Act as a sounding board for the research team, discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research. Aid in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level. Inform and disseminate policy briefings and communications.
Impact workshop, policy briefing paper
Start Year 2020
 
Description Advisory Board: Responding to and modelling the impact of COVID-19 for Sheffield's cultural ecology 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Ben Walmsley, (PI) is advisor on the research advisory board for the AHRC funded project Responding to and modelling the impact of COVID-19 for Sheffield's cultural ecology
Collaborator Contribution A project conducting related cultural ecosystem and workforce analysis in the South Yorkshire and Sheffield region, led by Prof Vanessa Toulmin, has been an invaluable partner throughout this award, benefitting both projects by allowing us to compare and contrast findings, as well as provide platforms to increase the reach of the findings. For example, researchers from the Sheffield project were invited to contribute directly to sessions at this awards two day research conference in November 2021.
Impact N/A
Start Year 2021
 
Description Collaborative Partner- DCMS 
Organisation Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provision of regular one to one meetings, facilitated workshops, and bespoke briefings on research findings and policy implications to DCMS heads of research and ALB network to support evidence based policymaking.
Collaborator Contribution Development of policy placements that can support an ongoing knowledge exchange process between the project and policy makers. Engagement with Centre for Cultural Value policy reference groups Support for collaborative research grant funding applications
Impact Informing the DCMS Review: Valuing culture and heritage capital: a framework towards informing decision making which was acknowledged in their publication of 21 January 2021. Development of collaborative partnerships on data sharing with 10 arms length bodies and the development of a successful application to ESRC resulting in the research project ESRC Research Methods Development Grants: Making Data Work for Public Sector Policy. Has also led to discussions with DCMS on the development of shared evaluation data frameworks.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaborative Partner- The Audience Agency 
Organisation The Audience Agency
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Support for collaboration with researchers and policy makers informing shaping of participation monitor. Part funding of TAA research activity.
Collaborator Contribution • Design and delivery of demand-side research, exploring the changing needs and habits of the UK population in terms of cultural engagement through COVID. • Making data and insight available to fellow researchers to contextualise their strands of research into the health of the sector and implications for future operation • Ensuring that all research findings from the project are shared and disseminated through TAA online Evidence Hub and through TAA networks of cultural organisations • Convening a group of sector support organisations and working with them to maximise the value of the insights generated by the research in supporting the bounce back of the sector
Impact Design and delivery of participation monitor, exploring the changing needs and habits of the UK population in terms of cultural engagement through COVID. Publication of findings through TAA Evidence Hub and through TAA networks of cultural organisations (UK and international subscriber list is over 15,000 cultural practitioners)
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaborative Partner: BFI 
Organisation British Film Institute (BFI)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution research support to analyse data assessing impacts of Covid-19 on screen industries sector, briefing on emerging findings to support recovery.
Collaborator Contribution Access to UK Screen Sector Task Force (industry and policy leads in the screen sector) for case study respondents
Impact case study
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaborative Partner: Salford City Council 
Organisation Salford City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution research support to analyse data assessing impacts of Covid-19 on Greater Manchester cultural ecology, briefing on emerging findings to support recovery.
Collaborator Contribution Access to policy officers and stakeholders via Creative Leaders task groups, signposting to data for case study.
Impact Stakeholder workshop, policy scoping report
Start Year 2020
 
Description Collaborative partner: Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) 
Organisation Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Responsible for maximising the policy analysis and impact of the research through strategic planning, targeted campaigns and coordinated communications, which resulted in amongst other things two major two-week long campaigns highlighting the plight of freelancers in the creative industries, as well as the need for investment and support in 'Creative Places' amidst the Levelling Up framework. These campaigns included events with key industry stakeholders, reports, articles, visioning papers and policy briefings, all including direct input and collaboration from the research and research team of this award. This partnership began with the award funding in September 2020 and continues with the ongoing dissemination of policy recommendations.
Collaborator Contribution Supporting policy development, communications, and industry engagement activity. Joint provision of shared policy officer post dedicated to policy outputs resulting from policy implications of the research findings.
Impact Treasury Select Committee Briefing https://committees.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/21865/pdf/ Industry Champions Briefing: Recovery and Growth for Creative Freelancers https://www.pec.ac.uk/assets/publications/PEC-Industry-Champions-freelancers-panel-May-2021.pdf Industry Champions Briefing: Placemaking, Culture and Covid https://www.pec.ac.uk/assets/publications/Placemaking-Culture-and-Covid-Insights-from-PECs-Industry-Champions-November-2021.pdf Webinar: Covid-19 the Great Unequaliser https://www.pec.ac.uk/summaries/covid-19-the-great-unequaliser Research Findings Report: When Policy Meets Place: Levelling Up and the Culture and Creative Industries https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/when-policy-meets-place Research Findings Summary Report: How differently has the creative workforce fared under COVID-19? https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/how-differently-has-the-creative-workforce-fared-under-covid-19 Research Summary: One size can't fit all -Why the current approach to policy making doesn't work for creative freelancers https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/one-size-cant-fit-all Research Findings Summary: A jobs crisis in the cultural and creative industries https://www.pec.ac.uk/blog/how-covid-19-is-impacting-the-cultural-sector-with-the-loss-of-55-000-jobs-in-the-arts
Start Year 2020
 
Description Core Partners (x9) 
Organisation Cardiff University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are providing a central base for the research project, including administrative and strategic support for all of the research and dissemination activities.
Collaborator Contribution This consortium of partners provide academic leadership for the research strands and and strategic support for research delivery, dissemination and policy engagement activities.
Impact Research blogs, policy briefing papers, webinars.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Core Partners (x9) 
Organisation Manchester Metropolitan University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are providing a central base for the research project, including administrative and strategic support for all of the research and dissemination activities.
Collaborator Contribution This consortium of partners provide academic leadership for the research strands and and strategic support for research delivery, dissemination and policy engagement activities.
Impact Research blogs, policy briefing papers, webinars.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Core Partners (x9) 
Organisation Nesta
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We are providing a central base for the research project, including administrative and strategic support for all of the research and dissemination activities.
Collaborator Contribution This consortium of partners provide academic leadership for the research strands and and strategic support for research delivery, dissemination and policy engagement activities.
Impact Research blogs, policy briefing papers, webinars.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Core Partners (x9) 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are providing a central base for the research project, including administrative and strategic support for all of the research and dissemination activities.
Collaborator Contribution This consortium of partners provide academic leadership for the research strands and and strategic support for research delivery, dissemination and policy engagement activities.
Impact Research blogs, policy briefing papers, webinars.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Core Partners (x9) 
Organisation University of Edinburgh
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are providing a central base for the research project, including administrative and strategic support for all of the research and dissemination activities.
Collaborator Contribution This consortium of partners provide academic leadership for the research strands and and strategic support for research delivery, dissemination and policy engagement activities.
Impact Research blogs, policy briefing papers, webinars.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Core Partners (x9) 
Organisation University of Manchester
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are providing a central base for the research project, including administrative and strategic support for all of the research and dissemination activities.
Collaborator Contribution This consortium of partners provide academic leadership for the research strands and and strategic support for research delivery, dissemination and policy engagement activities.
Impact Research blogs, policy briefing papers, webinars.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Core Partners (x9) 
Organisation University of Newcastle
Country Australia 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are providing a central base for the research project, including administrative and strategic support for all of the research and dissemination activities.
Collaborator Contribution This consortium of partners provide academic leadership for the research strands and and strategic support for research delivery, dissemination and policy engagement activities.
Impact Research blogs, policy briefing papers, webinars.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Core Partners (x9) 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Department of Human Metabolism
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are providing a central base for the research project, including administrative and strategic support for all of the research and dissemination activities.
Collaborator Contribution This consortium of partners provide academic leadership for the research strands and and strategic support for research delivery, dissemination and policy engagement activities.
Impact Research blogs, policy briefing papers, webinars.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Core Partners (x9) 
Organisation University of Warwick
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We are providing a central base for the research project, including administrative and strategic support for all of the research and dissemination activities.
Collaborator Contribution This consortium of partners provide academic leadership for the research strands and and strategic support for research delivery, dissemination and policy engagement activities.
Impact Research blogs, policy briefing papers, webinars.
Start Year 2020
 
Description Network: Evaluating Policy Impacts in Research Centres (AHRC/ESRC) 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Ben Walmsley (PI) has been invited to become a member of this network which is exploring issues of how to link policy engagement more effectively to research to develop evidence based policy making practices. Through this activity CCV is sharing our knowledge and experience of policy maker engagement.
Collaborator Contribution The network discussions are helping to inform the development of the Centre for Cultural Value's policy engagement strategy
Impact n/a
Start Year 2020
 
Description Network: Evaluating Policy Impacts in Research Centres (AHRC/ESRC) 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Ben Walmsley (PI) has been invited to become a member of this network which is exploring issues of how to link policy engagement more effectively to research to develop evidence based policy making practices. Through this activity CCV is sharing our knowledge and experience of policy maker engagement.
Collaborator Contribution The network discussions are helping to inform the development of the Centre for Cultural Value's policy engagement strategy
Impact n/a
Start Year 2020
 
Description collaborative partner: Manchester City Council 
Organisation Manchester City Council
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution research support to analyse data assessing impacts of Covid-19 on Greater Manchester cultural ecology, briefing on emerging findings to support recovery.
Collaborator Contribution Access to policy officers and stakeholders via Creative Leaders task groups, signposting to data for case study.
Impact stakeholder workshops, policy scoping reports
Start Year 2020
 
Description collaborative partner: Museums Association 
Organisation Museums Association
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution research support to analyse data assessing impacts of Covid-19 on museums sector, briefing on emerging findings to support recovery.
Collaborator Contribution Access to UK museums network for case study respondents
Impact case study
Start Year 2020
 
Description collaborative partner: National Theatre 
Organisation Royal National Theatre
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution research support to analyse data assessing impacts of Covid-19 on theatres sector, briefing on emerging findings to support recovery.
Collaborator Contribution Access to National Theatre audience data (including National Theatre Home) and venue data across the Theatre Nation Partnership
Impact case study
Start Year 2020
 
Description collaborative partner: Thrive (Belfast) 
Organisation Thrive (Belfast)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution research support to analyse data assessing impacts of Covid-19 on NI cultural industries, briefing on emerging findings to support recovery.
Collaborator Contribution Access to Changemakers programme -emerging cultural leaders -for case study respondents
Impact case study
Start Year 2020
 
Title Valuing Culture 
Description We have redeveloped the community-based living archive platform YARN to create a new Valuing Culture platform. Valuing Culture is a free, co-produced, open digital resource where individuals can search, collect and upload their own their own media to share stories of their cultural and creative experiences during the pandemic. The platform has been designed to function effectively as a digital storytelling tool for a diverse range of communities and organisations as well as being a public archival resource adaptable for academic and community research. 
Type Of Technology Webtool/Application 
Year Produced 2021 
Impact We are working with Leeds 2023 to roll out the use of the platform as a living archive of individual cultural experiences and as an evaluation tool to deepen understanding of how and why individuals and communities engage with culture and creativity and the value of those experiences to people's lives. 
URL https://valuingculture.community/
 
Description Arts Professional Article-Culture in Crisis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/351/feature/culture-crisis
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/351/feature/culture-crisis
 
Description Arts Professional Article: Recovery isn't a black and white picture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We have formed an editorial partnership with Arts Professional developing sector-facing editorial content in collaboration with our Co-investigators and project partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/article/recovery-isnt-black-and-white-picture
 
Description Arts Professional Article: Reflecting on renewal and recovery 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We have formed an editorial partnership with Arts Professional developing sector-facing editorial content in collaboration with our Co-investigators and project partners.
At key junctures in the project and in collaboration with Arts Professional we published two articles from the research leads, summarising the findings of the project thus far and the future direction and priorities for the research. The collaboration with Arts Professional allowed us to engage a far deeper and wider audience than our own avenues, whilst simultaneously increasing the profile of the Centre for Cultural Value and the research project itself.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/article/reflecting-renewal-and-recovery
 
Description Blog: A bleak midwinter? A deep dive from our Covid-19 participation monitor 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Iterative dissemination and analysis of research findings from our Covid-19 participation monitor
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/a-bleak-midwinter-a-deep-dive-from-our-covid-19-participa...
 
Description Centre for Cultural Value Newsletter (x13) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Summarising and bringing together the projects engagement activities under one, easily digestible package every month was our Covid-19 newsletter, of which we released 13 editions between October 2020 and December 2021, receiving well over 15,000 opens amongst our cultural sector audience of 4000 subscribers. The newsletters were crucial in directing traffic to newly published blogs and articles, highlighting the work of our core and non-core project partners, as well as driving attendance to project events and our conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Centre for Cultural Value Resource Platform 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our website www.culturalvalue.org.uk and resources platform https://www.culturehive.co.uk/cultural-value-resources/ were launched in October 2020. The resources platform is a dedicated section of the existing AMA resource CultureHive and is integrated into the Centre's website. Resources including research digests, topic based essential reading lists, 'how to' guides, tools and guides, podcasts, films, and case studies have been commissioned and developed. Case studies have been created according to a template built upon the work of Associate Directors Leila Jancovich and David Stevenson's AHRC-funded research project FailSpace, exploring how the cultural sector can better recognise, acknowledge and learn from failure.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021,2022
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/cultural-value-resources/
 
Description Centre for Cultural Value Twitter 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We have created a targeted presence on Twitter and use it to build awareness, generate engagement and drive users to content on our website and the CultureHive platform. It has attracted 6303 followers (as of 15/03/2022)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019,2020,2021,2022
URL https://twitter.com/valuingculture?lang=en
 
Description Centre for Cultural Value Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our website www.culturalvalue.org.uk was launched in October 2020.

A micro site for the Covid-19 research project is integrated into the Centre's website.
The microsite is the primary avenue for sharing Covid -19 research findings as they emerged which was achieved through regular release of blogs and articles with each item reaching hundreds of unique clicks in the days following release. These blogs allowed us to share insights to help inform cultural sector audiences, and zero in on specific issues from specific sub sectors. This included the impact on jobs in the creative workforce, the adoption of digital practices in the sector, and insights from place-based cultural activities. During this award we have published over 25 articles in this way between October 2020 and March 2022.
29,264 users, 47,288 sessions, 84,503 page views from launch til 28 Feb 2022
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021,2022
URL https://www.culturalvalue.org.uk/the-team/covid-19-research-project/
 
Description Centre for Cultural Value YouTube Channel 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact We have developed a YouTube channel to host our film content. Active promotion of this content is through embedded links in our website and social media communications channels not through direct traffic. We currently have 44 films hosted on the channel with 148 subscribers (as of 15/03/22)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021,2022
URL https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtWHlh00gDmz1jgB8w7XLGQ/videos
 
Description Centre for Cultural Value- Policy Reference Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact The Policy Reference Group is a test bed for real-time findings from the case study, policy research, from data analysis and the tracking study of the Covid-19 project. Members of the group contribute to policy discussions in two ways, participating in roundtable workshops and/or one to one consultation.
The Policy Reference Group deliver the following key functions:
Informing research planning.
Acting as a sounding board for the research team, to discuss real-time findings and assess the applicability and scaleability of recommendations emerging from the research.
Aiding in the development of knowledge around the policy drivers and levers at local national and international level.
Informing and disseminating policy briefings and communications.
The group is contributing to the development and implementation of the Centre for Cultural Value's Policy engagement strategy and models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Covid-19 Research Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Research Advisory Group has a key role to play in the development and implementation of the research activities of this project. It provides recommendations and relevant information to shape the research approach, understanding and dissemination of findings. It also provides advice and guidance on the policy and professional practice implications of findings. Advisory group members include a cross-section of expert researchers, practitioners and policymakers. They bring an important diversity of perspectives for the research team to draw on. The Advisory Group does not have a governance role which means it cannot make substantial changes to the core aims, objectives and outputs of the project, however it has influence on decision making through the following activities: Connecting the project to and from practitioners in the field and other networks; Providing constructive challenge and recommendations to discussions and decisions; Providing information, advice and identifying risks in the development, delivery and prioritisation of the research activities; Making links between the project and other initiatives and networks; Supporting dissemination of research findings.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description DCMS Briefing Meetings and Reports (x5) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Over the course of the project the research leads and policy team on the project engaged policy leads in DCMS across 5 x 90 minute briefing workshops, in which live findings and insights were shared, along with a corresponding findings and policy briefing paper that accompanied each workshop which could be shared between government colleagues and reviewed. These briefings allowed the project to share live data on issues such as audience willingness to return to venues, job losses and reduction in working hours, as well as recommendations for targeted and specific support mechanisms for the sector. Further, DCMS provided specific questions or priority areas from their perspective that the project was able to directly input into, helping give an accurate and up to date view of the cultural issues DCMS were specifically tackling.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020,2021,2022
 
Description Greater Manchester Policy Stakeholders (Online Workshop) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact This workshop attended by 10 cultural policy leaders from the Greater Manchester discussed the emerging research findings to consider the implications regional cultural sector recovery and to identify what future data and analysis priorities there are for the city-region.
The production of rapid, region specific evidence has enabled agile and evidence based policymaking and local investment for recovery within the city region.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Industry Champions Panel - Creative places 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In September 2021, we consulted a Panel of Industry Champions on their experiences of the development and sustainability of 'Creative Places', and how policy can support this. This Panel was commissioned in collaboration with the Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC) and builds on their 'Creative Places' campaign as well a previous Industry Panels on how policymakers can support local growth.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.pec.ac.uk/policy-briefings/placemaking-culture-and-covid
 
Description Industry Panel: Creative Industries Freelancers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact In March 2021 we consulted a panel of Industry Champions to gain a deeper understanding of the impacts of the pandemic on creative industries freelancers across the UK. This Industry Panel was delivered in collaboration with the PEC and The Audience Agency.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.pec.ac.uk/policy-briefings/the-impact-of-covid-19-on-freelancers-in-the-creative-industr...
 
Description National Conference Session: Webinar: Covid-19: Exacerbating existing inequalities? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a session from our conference Covid-19: Changing Culture? in November 2021. The conference shared emerging findings from our Covid-19 research project and discussed implications with practitioners and policymakers.

Evidence shows that Covid-19 is exacerbating existing inequalities in the cultural sector. We'll discuss how and why this is, focusing on audiences and the cultural sector workforce. Guest contributors will share their perspectives on the impact of Covid and what needs to happen to build a more equitable sector.

Chaired by Sarie Mairs-Slee. Speakers: Anna Ehnold-Danailov, Parents & Carers In Performing Arts (PiPA); Tal Feder, University of Sheffield; Karen Gray, University of Leeds; Jess Hunt, East Durham Creates; Oliver Mantell, The Audience Agency; Tajpal Rathore, Tribe Arts
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/webinar-covid-19-exacerbating-existing-inequalities/
 
Description National Conference Session: Webinar: Creative places & new localism 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a session from our conference Covid-19: Changing Culture? in November 2021. The conference shared emerging findings from our Covid-19 research project and discussed implications with practitioners and policymakers.

Throughout the crisis it has become clear that place-based partnerships and local cultural resources have been pivotal in helping cultural communities respond, recover and rebuild. In this session we share and discuss findings from our research and explore the case for investment in local initiatives, and discuss the lessons learned from those who got it right.

Chaired by Eliza Easton. Speakers: Benjamin Dunn, University of Leeds; Karen Dick, Creative Scotland; Abigail Gilmore, University of Manchester; Pam Johnson, Leeds City Council; Lindsay Taylor, University of Salford.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/webinar-creative-places-new-localism/
 
Description National Conference Session: Webinar: From implications to action: What now? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A session from our national 2 day conference Covid-19: Changing Culture? in November 2021. The conference shared emerging findings from our Covid-19 research project and discussed implications with practitioners and policymakers. In this closing session we bring together the lead researchers from our project, and you the audience, to collectively ask what now? What are recommendations and actions that we can all take with us to enact positive, lasting change?

Chair: Suzanne Alleyne. Speakers: Abigail Gilmore, University of Manchester; Sue Hayton, Centre for Cultural Value; Dave O'Brien, University of Edinburgh; Anne Torreggiani, The Audience Agency; Ben Walmsley, Centre for Cultural Value
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/webinar-from-implications-to-action-what-now/
 
Description National Conference Session: Webinar: The future of cultural labour 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a session from our conference Covid-19: Changing Culture? in November 2021. The conference shared emerging findings from our Covid-19 research project and discussed implications with practitioners and policymakers.

Covid-19 has dramatically impacted the cultural sector workforce, including a deepening of existing inequalities. Some workers have been hit harder than others, and we'll share findings from our research and discuss key findings and implications with guest contributors. How do we support those whose future in the sector is under threat, and build back a more representative workforce?

Chaired by Lilli Geissendorfer. Speakers: Suzie Henderson, Contact; Holly Maples, East 15 Acting School Limited; Dave O'Brien, University of Edinburgh
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/webinar-the-future-of-cultural-labour/
 
Description National Conference Session: Webinar: The impact on audiences part 2: Virtual experiences 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A session from our national 2 day conference Covid-19: Changing Culture? in November 2021. The conference shared emerging findings from our Covid-19 research project and discussed implications with practitioners and policymakers. In this session we discuss the different models being used by organisations, the intentions and appetites of audiences, making the digital social, and the challenges and opportunities of changing modes of engagement.

Chaired by Oliver Mantell. Speakers: Jenny Williams, Revoluton; Graham Main, The Big Burns Supper; Anne Torreggiani, The Audience Agency; Harry Weeks, University of Newcastle; Eva Nieto McAvoy, Cardiff University.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/webinar-the-impact-on-audiences-part-2-virtual-experience...
 
Description National Conference Session: Webinar: Where next for the cultural sector? 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a session from our conference Covid-19: Changing Culture? in November 2021. The conference shared emerging findings from our Covid-19 research project and discussed implications with practitioners and policymakers.

The pandemic has forced the cultural sector to reassess, reimagine and regroup. We open the conference by asking leading voices in and beyond the cultural sector to share how we can build a fairer and more sustainable future and what our priorities should be to accelerate the pace of change.

Chaired by Anne Torreggiani. Speakers: Cheddar Gorgeous, Drag Artist; Ellen Renton, Poet; Wanda Wyporska, CEO of the Society of Genealogists and Ex CEO of The Equality Trust
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/conference-where-next-for-the-cultural-sector/
 
Description National Conference Session; Webinar: Change, sustainability & relevance: New business models 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a session from our conference Covid-19: Changing Culture? in November 2021. The conference shared emerging findings from our Covid-19 research project and discussed implications with practitioners and policymakers.

Covid-19 has shifted the core purpose, business model and strategic direction of many cultural organisations. In this session, we share what our research is telling us about this. You'll also hear from guest contributors about what this has looked like in practice.

Chaired by: Ben Walmsley. Speakers: Jo Burns, Wirral Museums Service; John Wright, Cente for Cultural Value; Mark Robinson, Thinking Practice.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/webinar-change-sustainability-relevance-new-business-mode...
 
Description National Conference: Covid-19 Changing Culture 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reaching an audience of nearly 300 cultural sector practitioners, policymakers and researchers, our two day online conferencein November 2021 bought together nearly 40 speakers (including 22 guest contributors) to discuss the insights and implications of the awards research, provide first hand examples of innovative responses to the challenges posed by the pandemic, and suggest changes in behaviour, policy and structuring in order to work towards a more equitable and sustainable sector. Discussions at the conference helped frame and formulate the conclusions of our report, with one of the most significant outcomes of the conference being a shared desire amongst attendees and speakers alike to work towards a more 'regenerative' practice, a philosophy and framework that champions sustainable development rather than unsustainable growth. Sentiment emerging from the conference seemed the crystalise the end goal of the Centre for Cultural Value itself, championing research, evaluation and policy engagement activities with a view to developing a more diverse, equitable and regenerative cultural sector.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturalvalue.org.uk/a-call-for-regenerative-practice-reflections-on-our-covid-19-resear...
 
Description National Conference: Webinar The impact on audiences part 1: Changing behaviours 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This is a session from our conference Covid-19: Changing Culture? in November 2021. The conference shared emerging findings from our Covid-19 research project and discussed implications with practitioners and policymakers. This was the first of of two sessions sharing findings from The Audience Agency's Cultural Participation Monitor, we explore the ways in which audience behaviour has changed, and the implications for the future. Guest contributors will share their perspectives on how organisations are radically rethinking their relationships with their audiences.

Chaired by Stephanie Pitts. Speakers: Oliver Mantell, The Audience Agency; Sarah Price, University of Sheffield; Sally Shaw, Firstsite; Mark Taylor, University of Sheffield.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/conference-the-impact-on-audiences-part-1-changing-behavi...
 
Description Pandemic and Beyond Advisory Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Various members from the project team have contributed to the strategic planning of the Pandemic & Beyond coordination projects, which hopes to unify the various AHRC funded Covid-19 projects and amplify the findings to increase impact. Members of our communications team have contributed to P&D communications plans through involvement in a P&D webinar, and the award PI Ben Walmsley has been appointed to the advisory board of the P&D project to provide further guidance and advice on how best to maximise the reach of the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://pandemicandbeyond.exeter.ac.uk/
 
Description Podcast: Pandemic and Beyond Culture in Crisis 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Pandemic and Beyond Podcast -Conversations with researchers and the people they've worked with to understand the cultural, social, economic, legal and mental health impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic and find creative solutions. To mark the publication of the Culture in Crisis report, Pascale Aebischer talks to the report's lead author, Ben Walmsley of the Centre for Cultural Value (University of Leeds) and Holly Donagh of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. They talk about the state of the industry, how the pandemic has exacerbated inequalities, about the future of digital performance and the importance of academics working hand-in-hand with policy-makers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://anchor.fm/pandemicandbeyond/episodes/Pandemic-and-Beyond-Episode-17-Culture-in-Crisis-e1ffpk...
 
Description Policy Reference Group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Over the course of the project we engaged a 20 strong group of key cultural sector policymakers and stakeholders across 4 advisory meetings, in which the research leads shared live findings and received feedback and insights from the policy group on key priority areas, which in turn helped synthesise findings into concrete policy recommendations. These advisory meetings ensured the findings and recommendations were developed with the cultural sector and accurately reflected the hopes and desires of those working in the sector, with realistic and achievable recommendations and engagement plans.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Reflecting Value Podcast- Series 2 Bonus Episodes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Reflecting Value's aim is to facilitate a reflective space for sharing successes and challenges associated with communicating cultural value, bringing together a range of new voices for discussion, debate and reflection. Each series focuses on practitioners understanding and interpreting different aspects of the research findings of the Centre's key research themes- In series 2 we created 2 bonus episodes particularly focused on aspects of cultural participation during and post-pandemic reflecting the findings of our Covid-19 research.
Episode 4 Learning through crisis- this episode is hosted by Anna Woolf from London Arts Health Forum who explores the impacts of the pandemic on practitioners and the people they work with. Daniel Regan and Bablu Miah join Anna to reflect on their pandemic experiences, discussing what they will take forwards in their practice and what they will leave in the pre-pandemic world.
Episode 5-Physically distant, socially connected-This episode is hosted by Lewis Hetherington of National Theatre of Scotland who brings together six people who have been participants in creative work during the pandemic. The group explores their experiences of taking part in creative activity during the pandemic, and the positive impacts it had on them while in lockdown.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2022
URL https://www.culturalvalue.org.uk/reflecting-value/
 
Description Waiting for the Jab: Covid-19 impact on the Creative and Cultural Sectors 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This event is organised by the European Liberal Forum asbl with the support of Institute Novum.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL http://www.poligon.si/en/covid-19-impact-on-css/
 
Description Webinar: Covid 19 The Great Unequaliser 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On Friday 12 March 2021 we brought together leading contributors from the academic and cultural sectors, and an audience of nearly 200 people, for our first Covid-19 research webinar - Covid-19: "The great unequaliser?"

The webinar shared emerging findings from our national research into the impacts of Covid-19, with a focus on inequalities, and asked what we can do as a sector to ensure we build back a more equal future.

We were joined by project researchers Mark Taylor, Karen Gray, Ben Dunn, John Wright and Oliver Mantell, as well as guest contributors, Dr Roaa Ali from the University of Manchester and Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity, and Lara Ratnaraja, a consultant who specialises in diversity, leadership, collaboration and innovation in cultural policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/webinar-covid-19-the-great-unequaliser/
 
Description Webinar: Recovery and Renewal- Creative approaches to the Covid Crisis 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact On Friday 18 June 2021 we held the second of our Covid-19 research project webinars, this time looking at creative responses to the crisis, highlighting stories of recovery and resilience from our case study interviews.

We examined the challenges cultural organisations have had to overcome, how business models have adapted, and the innovation shown to continue to reach audiences and engage communities.

Researchers John Wright, Karen Gray, Dani Child and Ania Ostrowska talked through emerging findings, and two of our case study participants shared their first-hand perspectives - Liz Chege, festival director of Africa in Motion, and Julia Negus, artist-producer with Theatre Absolute.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.culturehive.co.uk/CVIresources/webinar-recovery-renewal-creative-approaches-to-the-covid...