Research Division

Pro Vice-Chancellor Community, Partnerships and Regional Development - Cultural Value Research Grant 2017

Summary

Start Date

27th Feb 2017 9:00am

End Date

27th Feb 2017 5:00pm

Pro Vice-Chancellor Community, Partnerships and Regional Development
Cultural Value Research Grant 2017

The role of artistic expression in the creation of cultural value

While interest in cultural value in Australia has grown in recent years, much of the empirical research and policy development has been in the UK (see Carman, 2014; Carnwath & Brown 2014; Crossick & Kaszynska, 2016; and Fillis, Lee & Fraser, 2015). UTAS has a particular interest in stimulating research into cultural value—the arts and cultural sector’s role as a driver of ‘value’ in all its forms—as the sector is set to have considerable impact on Tasmania’s future. UTAS recognises that the notion of cultural value is now integral to its research, teaching and engagement strategies.

Within this context the Pro Vice-Chancellor Community, Partnerships and Regional Development invites competitive applications from interested researchers/research teams to apply for funding and access to investigate the role artistic expression might have in the creation of cultural value. Access will be given to the exhibition “Imagining food: art, aesthetics and design” (http://tendays.org.au/event/imagining-food-art-aesthetics-and-design/) as the case study event. The exhibition runs from 20 February–13 April at the Academy Gallery, Inveresk. To assist in the research a grant of $2,000 will be made.

While a particular method or approach is not stipulated or required, the successful project will directly address topics related to the measurement and/or creation of cultural value. Cross disciplinary research is strongly encouraged. Please note that appropriate ethics clearance will be required.

Applications must be submitted by close of business, Monday 27 February 2017.  An application form can be downloaded from here.

Enquiries should be directed to Dr Kim Lehman.

References

Carman, J. (2014), Cultural Value - Heritage value: Combining culture and economics, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Swindon.

Carnwath, J. and Brown, A. (2014), Understanding the value and impacts of cultural experiences: A literature review, Arts Council England, Manchester.

Crosskick, G & Kaszynska, P. (2016). Understanding the value of arts & culture: The AHRC Cultural Value Project, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Swindon.

Fillis, I., Lee, B. and Fraser, I. (2015). Measuring the cultural value of the Royal Scottish Academy New Contemporaries Exhibition as a platform for emerging artists. Cultural Trends, 24(3), 245-255.