Resources

The Connected Communities Projects have produced a wide variety of resources from reports to films. Many of these resources are available through the links on this page. Individual project websites are also a great place to look for resources and further information - you can access them through our Project Pages.

Annotated Bibilography – Street Music in the UK

This research review, consisting of a 43-entry annotated bibliography, was produced as part of an AHRC Connected Communities programme project entitled ‘Public Culture and Creative Spaces’. Read more

Street Music in the UK Report LARGE PRINT

The purpose of this report is to chart and critically examine available writing about the historical and contemporary presence of street music in the cultural landscape and our shared public spaces, drawing on both academic and ‘grey’/cultural policy literature in the field. Read more

Street Music in the UK Report

The purpose of this report is to chart and critically examine available writing about the historical and contemporary presence of street music in the cultural landscape and our shared public spaces, drawing on both academic and ‘grey’/cultural policy literature in the field. Read more

Collaborative Fiction Writing With Community Groups: A Practitioner Guide

This guide aims to provide some insight into the ways two projects have approached writing with community groups, and a starting-point for others who may want to engage in similar projects. One project, Life Chances, produced a co-written fictional novel, and the other project, Stories2Connect, produced 48 short stories. Read more

Connected Communities Catalyst Fund Reports Round 3

The Connected Communities Catalyst Fund 2016-18 is intended to support the consolidation of exciting new ideas arising from the Connected Communities programme. Specifically, the fund aimed to explore the question: What new insights relating to the nature, dynamics and role of communities are emerging from CC projects? . Read more

80by18 Final Report

The 80by18 Project aimed to open up the city of Bristol as a resource for young people and encourage participation in the public, civic and commercial lives of cities. The project resulted in a website with ’80 things to do in Bristol before you’re 18′ generated by young people themselves. Read more

Connected Communities Catalyst Fund Reports 2016-18

The Connected Communities Catalyst Fund 2016-18 was intended to support the consolidation of exciting new ideas arising from the Connected Communities programme. Specifically, the fund aimed to explore the question: What new insights relating to the nature, dynamics and role of communities are emerging from CC projects? Read more

Making-Centric: Community Co-speculation, Prototyping Future Thinking as Living Heritage Report

Maker-Centric is one of a series of participatory arts research projects across the UK that takes a material placed-based approach to engaging communities in speculative co-design. Read more

Taking Yourself Seriously – Final Report

The Taking Yourself Seriously Project set out to explore the relationship between community arts and social cohesion with particular reference to sustainability of projects – beyond the immediate context. Following a writing retreat in December they have produced a final report reflecting on the project. Read more

Universities, Cities & Communities: Co-Creating Urban Living Report

How can cities engage with their their citizens to address longstanding issues and open up new possibilities?   This report brings together projects from the Connected Communities Programme and Urban Living Partnership, in order to address the question of urban engagement. Read more