Creative & Digital

What is the role of communities in stimulating creativity and innovation, particularly in the UK’s rapidly growing creative and digital economies?

University of the Village

University of the Village interrogated the barriers facing rural communities in accessing university outreach programmes. 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

Architecture >< Community

This scoping study looks at the role architecture plays in humanities research into the cohesion and/or disintegration of communities. Read more

Creative Citizens: Video

A video by Media, Community and the Creative Citizen, a research council funded project exploring the value of creative citizenship. Read more

Visual Research Methods: Creative Practice as Mutual Recovery, Video

This film is intended to be of benefit to other social science practitioners who are thinking of employing visual methods or collaborating with artists as part of social science research projects. Read more

Carnivalising the Creative Economy: AHRC-funded Research on and with British Jazz Festivals, Video

A short film in which UK music and media academics and leading jazz festival directors discuss collaborative research and knowledge exchange. Read more

Soundpost Fiddle Weekend 2013: Video

For Transmitting Musical Heritage we ran a Fiddle Weekend bringing 15 tutors from the UK, USA and Morocco to talk about their music. 80 people came on the weekend to share this experience. Read more

Connecting Communities through Research: Sheffield Babelsongs, Video

Sheffield Babel Songs is a community group that collects and shares songs and memories about them, from Sheffield’s international population. This concert was held to raise funds to produce a songbook of the material the group has collected. Read more

Declaration Kriol: Rafiki Jazz, Video

The Declaration Kriol project, devised for Transmitting Musical Heritage, brings onstage an expanded Rafiki Jazz collective in an inspired live show where global folk heritage traditions come up against the digital domain and our own very British babble of migrated languages. Read more

Connected Communities Festival: The Full English Quartet, Video

The Full English is a groundbreaking project delivered by the English Folk Dance and Song Society drawing together the most important early 20th century collections into the most comprehensive searchable database of British folk songs, tunes, dances and customs in the world. Read more