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.
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
In partnership with Manchester Camerata, Creative Manchester facilitated a Simon Industrial Fellowship that explored the ‘in the moment’ impact of music in people with dementia.
Our partnership with PEC provides independent research that aids the development of policies for the UK's creative industries.
There are some incredibly talented researchers working in the Faculty of Humanities, and the In Focus project was designed to shine a light on these inspiring people.
The ICP and partners are leading on a programme of research related to the spontaneous memorials left in the wake of the Manchester Arena attack.