Centre for Cultural Value

The Centre for Cultural Value is building a shared understanding of the differences that arts,culture, heritage and screen make to people’s lives and to society. 

We want cultural policy and practice to be shaped by reflective practice and be based on rigorous research and evaluation of what works and what needs to change. To achieve this, we are working in collaboration with partners across the UK to: 

  • Make existing research more relevant and accessible so its insights can be understood and applied more widely. 
  • Support the cultural sector and funders to be rigorous in their approaches to evaluation and to foster a culture of reflection and learning. 
  • Encourage new research partnerships between academics and the cultural sector through our Collaborate fund. 

Based at the University of Leeds, the Centre’s core partners are The Audience Agency, The University of Liverpool, The University of Sheffield, The University of York and Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh.  

The Centre is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Arts Council England and Paul Hamlyn Foundation over five years. 

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Leeds Arts, Health and Wellbeing Network

Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network was launched in 2019 to enable different sectors to work together, supporting Leeds residents to enjoy fulfilling lives.

The Network was created in response to the Creative Health report published in 2017 by an all parliamentary group.

We have been meeting and working with organisations across Leeds and the UK to develop opportunities. View Our Projects 

Leeds is such an innovative and resourceful place for the arts and health with vibrant community, public and private organisations. Finding ways for our knowledge and expertise and also our wealth of resources to be shared so that our citizens can benefit.

Within a year we have had over 400 members join, 25 organisations support our governing board and over 1500 people follow our network online. Meet our team 

We welcome anyone interested in Arts and Health in Leeds to join our network.

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Conference steering group

Erica Ramsay
Project Manager
Cultural Institute
Robyn Dowlen
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Centre for Cultural Value
Geraldine Montgomerie
Project Support Officer
Leeds Arts Health and Wellbeing Network
Tim Taylor
Director of Public Health
Leeds City Council
Wieke Eringa
Artistic Director
Yorkshire Dance
David Cottrell
Professor of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
University of Leeds

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