AHRC Announces Full Festival Programme for Community Futures and Utopias

The AHRC has announced the full line up for this year’s Connected Communities Festival, Community Futures and Utopias. Below is a full list of the festival events taking place up and down the country. Full details about each event can be found at the Connected Communities Utopia 500 , website. Read more


Productive Margins Project Launches Website

After a 6 month labour of love we are launching our new more interactive, reflective and user friendly website! Here you will find multidisciplinary projects’ outputs, reflections on co-production and a range of resources. Read more


The Creative Citizen Unbound – book now available

The latest book in the Connected Communities Series was launched last week at a special event in the House of Lords. Read more


Creating Living Knowledge Report Launched Today

Keri Facer (University of Bristol) and Andrew Thompson (AHRC) will today host a workshop in collaboration with the NCCPE to launch ‘Creating Living Knowledge’ a report examining the lessons learnt from the early years of the Connected Communities Programme. Read more


Final Conference Programme for ECR Conference at the UEA

Changing the Future Research Landscape? Read more


Imagine project writes about work with girls in The Conversation

The Imagine project writes today in the academic news site The Conversation about its writing workshops with girls in Rotherham. ‘Through writing, women can challenge gender inequality, discrimination and patriotism – it empowers women and gives a “voice to the voiceless”. Read more


Common Ground: the first national gathering of the AHRC Commons

21st June 2016, 10am-6pm, Ron Cooke Hub, University of York On Midsummer’s Eve, hundreds of members of the AHRC Commons will gather at the first ever event of its kind – Common Ground. The Call for Participants is now open here and will close on 29th March. Read more


New funding opportunity – The Connected Communities Catalyst Fund

Aims and purpose The Connected Communities Catalyst Fund is intended to support the consolidation of exciting new ideas arising from the Connected Communities programme. Specifically, the fund is intended to explore the question: What new insights relating to the nature, dynamics and role of communities are emerging from CC projects? Read more


Researching (Jazz) Festivals: A Day of Ideas and Discussion

Cheltenham Jazz Festival Friday 29 April 2016, 10-5pm   FREE attendance (must register via Cheltenham Jazz Festival box office)   The Impact of Festivals is a 12-month project funded under the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities Programme, working with research partner organization, the EFG London Jazz Festival. Read more