The School welcomes applications for research, which are underpinned by empirical and/or theoretical methodologies. We are also interested in action-research methods as well as those methods that are stakeholder engaged and participatory. We have a strong commitment to the development of interdisciplinary approaches that take account of culture, policy and management as historical and social processes.
Researchers at the School are focused on the social, historical and political processes involved in making, managing, and developing policy for the arts and culture. This list is not exhaustive but shows the School's interest in the social, historical and political processes involved in making, managing, and developing policy for the arts and culture.
- Access, participation and audience development in the arts
- Attachment of social policy areas to cultural policy
- Design and delivery of cultural policy and the interpretation of these processes by arts managers and policy makers
- Impact and evaluation
- Institutional, historical and social frameworks for the making and displaying of art and heritage
- Internationalisation and transnational exchange
- Issues of equality and diversity
- Politics of cultural and creative work
- Professional development of cultural practitioners (education and training)
- Reception of art and culture
- Social inclusion/exclusion and its relationship to the artistic practice and cultural institutions
- Social processes of cultural production within institutional settings The School is also interested in projects developed through interdisciplinary approaches and supervision teams:
- Impact of new technologies on arts management and cultural policymaking
- Management and governance of cultural sectors and institutions
- Sustainability and relevance of business models for arts management
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