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 working with Melissa Wong to help the Canadian Dance Assembly with their project ‘Re-imagining Service Organizations: Decolonizing Canadian Dance‘.

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

I am helping the Association of Art Historians as they develop their Thinking About Art Campaign.

I am also working on a project examining Soft Power and developing 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:

I was part of the team working on the Artist’s Livelihoods project, alongside a-n and TBR.

I have been working with MeWe360 to help them develop a series of provocation pieces in relation to BAME arts policy issues.

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.

I helped the Audience Agency bring to life and comprehend the vast amount of data held within their Audience Finder platform.

As part of their Cultural Enquiry The Art of Partnering I was commissioned by King’s College London to investigate the history of partnership in the publicly funded cultural sector. My report is featured in the final report.

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.

For the Swale and Medway Creative People and Places I co-produced an audit and research strategy for their action research community arts project in Kent.

Working with Sara Selwood and the Designation Scheme I designed and conducted a stakeholder survey for the Designation Team as part of the 2013 review of the Scheme (final report available as a PDF file).

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.