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.

The role of complexity in the creative economies: connecting people, ideas and practice

The research project explored the importance of complexity theory approaches and methods in investigating aspects of the creative economy. Read more

Creative Participation in Place-making

This project explored how three ‘pioneer communities’ in Newcastle, Cumbria and Bristol use creativity to involve themselves in place-making and planning practices after initial struggles to have a voice in process. Read more

Philosophy of Religion and Religious Communities

This scoping study addresses the question ‘when, if ever, is it acceptable to prohibit the use of religious symbols?’

Breaking up communities’?

This scoping study explores the social impact of housing demolition in the late twentieth century. Read more

Performing Impact

This study was undertaken to investigate the potential to enrich and support forms of evaluation on a company’s arts activities via approaches drawn from scholarship on arts practices and the processes, as well as outcomes, they involve. Read more

Shakespeare’s Global Communities

This is a collaborative review of the 2012 World Shakespeare Festival (WSF), which was one of the key strands of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Read more

Communities defeating or endorsing extreme violence

The study develops the concept and understanding of ‘connectors’ – individuals and groups who are positioned at intersections of different communities and who, by acting as conduits of connectivity, may reduce or in some cases increase the likelihood of violence and threat to life. Read more

Connecting youth with geographic communities

The aim of the project was to examine how youth organisation connect young people to different geographic communities. Read more

Networking Communities

This document provides a synthetic review of how transport infrastructures and mobility practices have been seen to help and hinder the cohesion of local, regional, national and trans-national communities in different geographical, historical and cultural contexts. Read more

Diasporic Film in Communities

The Diasporic Film in Communities project set out to critically examine the role of Diasporic film culture in Diasporic communities through an exploration of three postcolonial publics (African-Caribbean, Chinese and South Asian). Read more