In July 2020 the Centre for Cultural Value at the University of Leeds commissioned Culture Forum North to create a guide to help cultural organisations consider the potential benefit of research partnerships with academics and how to develop them.

The guide is based on interviews with arts practitioners and academics across the North of England, who all have research partnership experience. The arts organisations are diverse in size, geography, art form and scale of research project. Despite this diversity, we found that the core pillars for success are largely consistent, as is the framework through which a cultural organisation might broker a partnership that derives value.

Researched and written by Lesley Patrick, former Head of Opera North Higher Education Partnerships, on behalf of Culture Forum North.

View and download a copy of the guide here.

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