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Brief description of your activity focus
Cultural Policy; Cultural Leadership; Digital Culture
Details about Expertise / Competences / Technologies
The Institute of Cultural Capital conducts collaborative and interdisciplinary research that critically
examines the role and value of cultural interventions in urban environments, from grassroots initiatives to
large-scale cultural events and festivals. Established in 2010, this leading centre of cultural policy
research is a strategic collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores
University. Our research is structured around three core themes: Cultural Policy and Impact; Cultural
Leadership and Action; and Culture, Communications and Media. The institute is led by a core team of
internationally acclaimed researchers and draws upon considerable expertise of partner institutions and a
global community of cultural policy experts.
This research strand considers the relationships between cultural work, professionalism and cultural
capital. From the dynamics of front-line community-based cultural activity to strategic development at
national levels, the organisation and practice of cultural work has a significant impact on participation,
engagement and value.
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This research strand looks into national and international policy frameworks for culture. It places a
particular emphasis on their application in the context of large-scale cultural interventions. Special
events such as the European Capital of Culture Programme or the Olympic Games and high profile
denominations such as becoming a World Heritage Site are important catalysts for cultural policy.
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This research strand engages in analysing and evaluating the design, production, use, and consumption of
communication artefacts in contemporary culture. Communications and media are core to the
development and maintenance of contemporary culture. With a strong focus on the social and cultural
impacts of digital media this strand seeks to contribute to both policy and practice.
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