Research gives Creative Manchester’s work its grounding, which is why we nurture our relationship with researchers and research groups at The University of Manchester.

Manchester's cultural sector is thriving because of the research that has helped to support the growth of our arts and community projects.

Stephen Hutchings
Stephen Hutchings, Professor of Russian Studies

Whether your project could benefit from research to bring evidence-based arguments to your cause, or if you have research that could benefit the cultural sector, the community and its relationship with culture and the arts, or policymaking for the culture sector and the arts, Creative Manchester can help you make the connections you need.

Creative Manchester currently works alongside academics in The School of Arts, Languages and Cultures to help them access funding, deliver projects to a wider audience, and network with decision-makers and groups in the arts and culture sector for mutual benefit.

Our research projects