We are a group of academics, creative professionals, and representatives from cultural organisations ranging from small arts groups and community groups to national heritage and arts portfolio organisations and local authorities.
The Cultural Participation Research Network was established in June 2017 with help from Cardiff University’s Strong Communities, Healthier People Flagship Engagement Project led by Dr Eva Elliott. The network aims to bring a range of individuals and organisations together in Wales to develop a programme of research around cultural participation and what it means for communities, culture, policy and government in Wales and beyond.
We are a small network with big ambitions, aiming to contribute to the central issues and questions facing Wales as a nation. Our work is rooted in the co-production of action and knowledge, and we aim to constructively disrupt and challenge the way things are done in order to make a positive contribution to civil society.
The network is being facilitated by Dr Eva Elliott and Dr Ellie Byrne at Cardiff University, please get in touch if you would like more information or to join.
Our first meeting took place on 22nd June 2017, see our first blog post to find out more. If you have any news items or events you would like us to promote, please send them to Ellie at ByrneE@Cardiff.ac.uk.