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We are now halfway through the Get Creative Research Project and have written an internal interim evaluation report, drawing on our research to date, which has been circulated to the Stakeholder group running the campaign. This has been a fairly … Continue reading

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A new dawn for partnership working in the arts?

Tony Hall, Director General of the BBC, made headlines recently when he gave a speech at King’s College London announcing a new era of an ‘open BBC’. An integral part of this openness, he described, will be giving a new … Continue reading

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Problems with being a person while studying people

One of the problems of doing qualitative social research is that you are trying to study people while also being a person. This can get very complicated. As a researcher, I can’t take myself out of the equation, as I … Continue reading

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Who is the amateur?

One of the key terms in this research is ‘amateur’. The Get Creative campaign is aimed at amateurs, or those who are not yet involved in amateur arts but would like to be. And Voluntary Arts, one of the key … Continue reading

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Week 4 – Online creative communities

One of the things that’s been on my mind over the last three weeks, as we design a research project around everyday creativity in the UK, is the role of online creative communities. This is particularly interesting as the campaign … Continue reading

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Week 3 – Lace making and line dancing

On Wednesday we met up with Robin Simpson, Chief Executive of Voluntary Arts, one of our partners in this research. Voluntary Arts was founded in the early 1990s to give a collective voice to the hundreds – yes, hundreds – … Continue reading

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Week 1 – Getting started

1st July 2015 marked the start of the Get Creative research project, and we have begun as we expect to continue: at pace, energetically, and with a spirit of adventure! The research team has ambitious plans for the coming year, … Continue reading

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