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.

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

Music From Out There, In Here: 25 Years Of The London Jazz Festival

In Music From Out There, In Here: 25 Years Of The London Jazz Festival, Emma Webster and George McKay have pieced together a fascinating jigsaw puzzle of archival material, interviews, and stories from musicians, festival staff and fans alike. Read more

Adventure Playground

Our community worker Patrick Meleady and artist Steve Pool are leading a research project that explores social cohesion, with a focus on the artist in residence. Steve will support the work of the playground and blog about the experience of residency. Read more

Voices of War and Peace Showcase events

    The 5 AHRC WW1 Engagement Centres are running a series of showcase events for community partners to come along and talk about their projects, meet other community groups working on WW1 projects, and to find out more about the Engagement Centres and how they can help or support. Read more

Researching the British Empire in the First World War

In 2012 IWM (Imperial War Museums) led the project Whose Remembrance?, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded investigation into the state of research on the contribution made by colonial troops and others recruited in the two world wars, and the understanding and availability of this research to audiences and communities today. Read more

Translation for Policy Report

This report summarises the learning from a project funded by the AHRC which worked at the interface between central government policy and academic research. The project’s primary purpose was to enhance the policy impact of the Connected Communities (CC) programme, both directly and by exploring ways to overcome barriers to impact. Read more

Shared Experience Workshop Report (Part II): Reflections on University and Community Research Partnerships

On 19th September 2016, university and community participants in research projects funded by the Centre for Hidden Histories convened for a ‘Shared Experience Workshop’ at Derby Riverside Centre. The day was organised by Impact Fellow, Dr Larissa Allwork, Community Liaison Officer, Mike Noble and Centre for Hidden Histories, Principal Investigator, Professor John Beckett. Read more