CFP: Understanding Everyday Participation Conference

The Understanding Everyday Participation – Articulating Cultural Values project invites submission of abstracts for the conference:  Understanding everyday participation: Re-locating culture, value and inequality 11-12 June, 2018 Friends’ Meeting House, Manchester Confirmed Keynote speakers include Professor Omar Lizardo & Professor Kate Oakley This closing project conference asks how we might re-think the field of participation studies, both within and across Read more


Call For Papers – New Perspectives on Participatory Arts

Call for papers   This FREE conference, organised by the AHRC Connected Communities programme, seeks to draw together the new knowledge and practice generated by and emerging from funded research projects across Connected Communities as well as more widely in the fields of community and participatory arts. Read more


Catalyst Fund deadline – extended to 7th of Feb!

You now have until the 7th of February to apply for the final round of catalyst funding! Aims and purpose The Connected Communities Catalyst Fund is intended to support the consolidation of exciting new ideas arising from the Connected Communities programme. Read more


National Story Telling Week

As part of National Story Telling Week we have been highlighting some of the stories that have come out of the Stories 2 Connect project. This project has been working with children and young people from Barnado’s and other groups to tell the stories that might otherwise not be heard. Read more


New Fund for Community-University Partnerships

A new fund has been launched, in part as a result of the Connected Communities Report , which aims to support community-university partnerships, with the money coming to the community partners. Read more


Call for Contributions – 4th AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium

4th AHRC Connected Communities Heritage Network Symposium Date: Friday 29th June 2018 Venue: Leicester Castle, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK . The AHRC funded Heritage Network  provides a forum and support for both academics, community partners working on Connected Communities and Digital Transformation Heritage Projects. It is also a great forum for museums and heritage organisations. . Read more


Connected Communities 2018

We are starting 2018 with a plan to celebrate the projects of Connected Communities and we need your help! We would like to showcase the work of the projects by highlighting events, outcomes, experiences, and resources that have been generated by the projects. Read more


Call For Applications to the 4th round of the Catalyst Fund

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


Gold for Connected Communities Project in Falmouth

The Online Orchestra project, run by Dr Michael Rolfe at Falmouth University, has won first prize at an international education awards in the USA. They were awarded gold for the arts and humanities category and silver for the European regional area category at the Reimagine Education Awards in Philadelphia. Read more


Congratulations to our 3rd round of Catalyst Funded Projects

Congratulations to all our projects funded through the third round of the Connected Communities Catalyst Fund!   “CataLab” Dr Geoff Bright, Manchester Metropolitan University The CataLab is a two-day listening-exchange and development laboratory which will bring together project members and community partners for activities including a project InfoExchange session, exhibition, data retreat and arts workshop. Read more