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The Cultural Learning Ecology in Harrow

Building on the key ideas of our upcoming report, Towards Cultural Democracy: Promoting Cultural Capabilities for Everyone, Dr. Jonathan Gross and Dr. Nick Wilson have been commissioned by A New Direction (AND) to undertake a research project investigating The Cultural … Continue reading

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‘Towards Cultural Democracy’ – Upcoming report, and launch event

The principal public output of the Get Creative Research Project is the report, Towards Cultural Democracy: Promoting Cultural Capabilities for Everyone, to be published in June 2017 as a King’s College London Cultural Enquiry. This series of reports, published by … Continue reading

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Towards a Community of ‘Amateur Creativity’ Research? (II)

In late January 2016 a group of researchers gathered in Leeds to discuss ‘everyday creativity’. This gathering once again brings into focus the possibility that a new research agenda is emerging – one which draws together a range of disciplinary … Continue reading

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Update

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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‘Laboratories of Fun’ – Fun Palaces Weekend 2015

The 3rd and 4th October 2015 saw the second ever Fun Palaces weekend. Under the banner of ‘Everyone an artist, everyone a scientist’, the idea for Fun Palaces was developed in the 1960s by the radical theatre maker Joan Littlewood, … 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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Towards a Community of ‘Amateur Creativity’ Research?

Within days of beginning the Get Creative Research Project we came across the AHRC funded initiative, ‘Amateur Dramatics: Crafting Communities in Time and Space’, and were excited to find that a symposium coming out of the project would be taking … 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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Spaces of Creativity

A starting point for the Get Creative campaign is the idea that creativity does not only happen within arts organisations. As examples on the Get Creative website illustrate, creativity can take place at home, in village halls, in the woods, … Continue reading

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The Role and Value of Expertise

The Get Creative campaign runs from February 2015 to February 2016. A wide range of broadcasts and activities will be flying the Get Creative flag over these twelve months, including BBC output and events run by (nearly) one thousand Get … Continue reading

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