Projects

Current projects include:

I am the creator and editor of CultureCase: a resource from the Cultural Institute at King’s College London that takes a vast array of carefully selected academic research from universities and scholars around the world and turns it into short accessible summaries that demonstrate the impacts of arts and culture, as well as highlighting a range of insights to help inform future planning.

I am the ‘Researcher in Residence’ for the Change Creation Programme, alongside colleagues at People Make it Work.

I have teamed up with WolfBrown to help the Canada Council for the Arts develop a framework for measuring their impact.

I am working with the World Cities Culture Forum to help develop their reports and other outputs.

I have been commissioned by the Global Cultural Districts Network to conduct a study (with Dr Anna Kim) on the governance of cultural districts.

In collaboration with Antonia Byatt I am looking at the role of literature in the development of Cities of Culture around the world, to help the British Council develop their policy in this area.

I am also working on a project to develop a cultural statistics portal with King’s College London.

Please get in touch if you would like to work with me. I am open to offers. Please take a look at my Draft Service Menu.

My most recent projects include:

In collaboration with Dr Melissa Wong I conducted a research project to help the Canadian Dance Assembly with their project ‘Re-imagining Service Organizations: Decolonizing Canadian Dance‘.

In collaboration with Dr Melissa Nisbett I wrote a report on the role of art and culture in Soft Power and Cultural Diplomacy at the United Nations.

In collaboration with colleagues at King’s College London I have produced a substantial literature review for the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation to help kickstart their project on the civic role of arts organisations.

I curated the most recent Cultural Trends Conference. Which took as its theme: The Arts Council at 70. The transcript from the conference and a little commentary from me is available on the King’s website.

I conducted a large-scale analytical programme for the League of American Orchestras on the topic of Racial/Ethnic and Gender Diversity in the Orchestra Field in the USA. See LINK for details.

In early 2015 King’s College London published Step by step: arts policy and young people 1944–2014. The report is the culmination of a rapid-response research project I conducted looking at arts policy through a combination of literature review, archive research and oral history.

 

Since 2013 clients have included: King’s College London, The Arts Council, The Creative Industries Federation, University College London, Ideas Test, The City of Prague, National Campaign for the Arts, Contemporary Visual Arts Network, Creative Works London, The Audience Agency, The League of American Orchestras, Association for Art History, Canadian Dance Assembly, World Cities Culture Forum, Global Cultural Districts Network, British Council.