AHRC Research Network on Community Music, final report meeting, 27 February 2014

‘Music is good for you’?… ‘The music [created] could be crap or not crap’… The culmination at Whitechapel Gallery, London, of a national set of workshops for community music (CM) scholars, practitioners, policy makers and funders through 2013. These took place in Norwich, Leeds, Manchester, London. The network was funded by AHRC, and was part of the Connected Communities Programme. Read more


Is the CC Programme creating a new sort of academic?

Over the past three months I have spoken to a number of ECRs through interviews and a focus group as part of the research Keri and I are doing on the CC programme (see previous blog here). Read more


How do different types of Community Partners value Co-production?

Since January I have been doing interviews with PIs, CO-Is, ECRs and Community Partners from CC projects as part of mine and Keri’s research (see earlier blog here). These conversations have been really enjoyable and I thought I would reflect on one of the ideas I am developing here. Read more


Beyond the Toolkit: Understanding & Evaluating Crafts Praxis for Health and Wellbeing

Falmouth University: 19-20 February 1914 This Arts and Humanities-funded Symposium organised by Dr Fiona Hackney, Associate Professor Design Cultures & Community Engagement in collaboration with Arts for Health Cornwall, explores the benefits of creative making for health and well-being. Read more


Methods to elicit responses to art / artefacts?

By Ellie Byrne, Research Associate – Cardiff Institute of Society, Health and Wellbeing I recently posted a question to CC Researchers asking about existing methods in the field of museum or gallery studies whereby viewers’ responses to art / artefacts are collected, not in individual interviews/focus groups, but in a gallery/exhibition setting. Read more


CFP for new book collection, After Regeneration

CALL FOR PAPERS After Regeneration: Lessons for Urban Policy from Connected Communities Connected Communities has funded over 300 projects and is working with over 400 community groups. The projects are diverse, reflecting different communities, different places and different academic traditions. Read more


Mary Brydon-Miller on Connected Communities: an international perspective

In this podcast for the AHRC, Professor Mary Brydon-Miller discusses research and community engagement in the arts and humanities, providing an international perspective on research beyond the UK. Professor Brydon-Miller is Director of the University of Cincinnati’s Action Research Center, and Professor of Educational and Community-based Action Research. Read more


Connected Communities Festival 2014, expressions of interest to contribute …

Connected Communities ‘Festival’ 2014 to be held in the week Commencing 30 June 2014 in Cardiff (main event on 1st and 2nd July 2014 at The St David’s Hotel Conference Centre, Cardiff Bay) First Call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to contribute to the Festival Closing date for EOIs – 27th February 2014   Introduction   As part of the Read more


Symposium on Social Justice & Co-Produced Research

What can co-produced research do for social justice? This was the title of a three day symposium held on November 4-6 this year, which brought together researchers, artists, and community organisations for a focused set of discussions exploring the research cultures and practices that might contribute to greater social and economic equality. Read more


Open call for attendees, Research Development Workshop for new funding, March 2014

This open call invites expressions of interest to attend a research development workshop addressing the challenges of Disconnection, Division and Exclusion,  on 18-20 March 2014 at the Novotel Sheffield Centre Hotel. Read more