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.

Re­‐presenting poverties: the cultural politics of participatory film

A discussion paper for an AHRC symposium on social justice and the Connected Communities Programme. Read more

Connected Communities and IROs: A Critical Reflection

This workshop was convened to provide critical reflection on the role of independent research organisations within the Connected Communities programme. This event brought together staff from IROs, project participants and other interested parties to share experiences of working within the programme, to promote more intensive involvement and to exchange ideas on the scheme’s future and legacy. Read more

Doing and evaluating community research

This guide aims to help community partners and academics maximise the benefits of research that is coproduced between communities and academic researchers based in a university. Read more

Beyond the Creative Campus: Reflections on the evolving relationship between higher education and the creative economy

This booklet summarises and critically reflects on discussions and ideas emerging from a two year research network project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the UK (AH/J005800/1) entitled “Beyond the Campus: Connecting Knowledge and Creative Practice Communities Across Higher Education and the Creative Economy”. Read more

Community Partner Workshop Report

On 12th of January 21 community partners working with universities on Connected Communities projects came together to discuss their experiences, and explore the value of this work. Read more

Heritage Community Partner Legacy Workshop Report

The Heritage Community Partnership Legacy Workshop was a full day workshop for heritage community partners working with Connected Communities projects. It took place on 15th December 2014 and included thirty-four community partners from twenty-one community groups. Read more

Co-Production: Creating Social Justice through Research: Working Notes from a Connected Communities Research Symposium

The aims of the Symposium were: • To create an opportunity for individuals from community, arts and academic fields to reflect together on the research cultures and practices that might contribute to greater social and economic equality • To explore the contribution of Connected Communities research projects to creating research cultures capable of addressing longstanding inequalities • To lay the Read more

Solidarity but not similarity? LGBT communities in the twenty-first century: Executive Summary

This is an executive summary of a study that sought to examine understandings and experiences of LGBT communities, and assess implications for (LGBT) health and wellbeing. Read more

UK Hyperlocal Community News: Findings from a Survey of Practitioners

The most comprehensive empirical analysis to date of the current practices, funding, staffing and outlooks of those who run hyperlocal sites. Read more