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Two research opportunities


A call for proposals for two pieces of work exploring CPP's impact on artistic practice and approaches to developing thriving cultural ecologies 

Super Slow Way. Sufi chanters, Shape Note singers and local residents come together to share music in the disused Brierfield Mill. Photo: Graham Kay

We are commissioning two separate thematic studies: the first to examine the impact of the Creative People and Places (CPP) programme on artistic practice, and the second to explore what is needed in order to create a thriving cultural ecology in areas of low engagement / access / infrastructure.

These pieces of research will help us share our learning and practice - with each other and the wider cultural sector - as well as identify ways we can continue to develop and improve how we engage in each CPP Place.

The Briefs

  1. We want to explore if and how the CPP network is influencing artistic practice in the way it commissions and engages with artists. We know there are a range of approaches to working with artists across all of the 21 Places, and we’re interested in understanding the wider impact that CPP is having on artistic practice, and the cultural sector as a whole. 
  2. We're interested in gaining greater insight into the successes and the challenges for the CPP network in co-creating the environment for a healthy and thriving cultural ecology. We also want to understand what conditions CPP Places have created to develop a cultural ecology that enables an engagement programme to thrive.

For each brief we're looking for a skilled researcher with a flair for writing. You will have knowledge of Creative People and Places and the broader cultural sector, and be adept at generating fresh thinking and presenting that back to people in a digestible report with recommendations. 

To find out more about the briefs and how to submit a proposal, download the documents below. Deadline: 10am, Wednesday 28 February

For further information contact