NCACE champions Knowledge Exchange and collaboration between Higher Education and the arts and cultural sectors.


NCACE is led by TCCE, in partnership with: Bath Spa University, Birmingham City University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Northumbria University.


Details for our upcoming events can be found below.

NCACE Knowledge Impacts Network: Supporting the future of Citizen Research

NCACE Knowledge Impacts Network: Supporting the future of Citizen Research

NCACE Knowledge Impacts Network: Supporting the future of Citizen Research
Culture, Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange: Technology for Social Good

Culture, Collaboration and Knowledge Exchange: Technology for Social Good

Where research and the arts come together to generate social and cultural good using existing and emerging technologies.


The Selectivity of Storytelling
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REF 2021 and research relations with Arts Council England’s National Portfolio Organisations
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Latest Newsletter

NCACE Monthly Bulletin
Issue 39, 9 May 2024

Dear Reader,
A warm welcome to our May bulletin. We are delighted to bring you details of our programme of events over the next couple of months.

Upcoming Events

Our Evidence Café is taking place this afternoon, 9th May at 2pm and will focus on KEF, the arts and KE activities in Small Specialist Arts and Creative Institutions. Contributors include: Dr Michelle Phillips (Royal Northern Conservatoire of Music), Dr Federica Rossi (CIMR, Birkbeck UoL and NCACE Co-Investigator), Dr Ning Baines (University of Leicester), Dr Rebecca Emmett (Senior Policy Advisor, Research England), Sian Brittain (Head of Innovation, Guildhall School of Music & Drama), Evelyn Wilson (Co-Director, NCACE) and Dr Laura Kemp (Senior Manager, NCACE).

Our Annual Showcase The Power of Collaborative Action IV: Pioneers, Change-makes and Liminal Spaces takes place from 10am on May 23rd. Contributors include: Rachel Tyrrell, Associate Director of Knowledge Exchange, Research England, Aisha Richards, Founder and Director, Shades of Noir, Jess Thom, Co-Artistic Director & Dr Will Renel, Director of Research, Touretteshero, Dr Jessica Moody, University of Bristol, Cleo Lake, Artist, Activist and Researcher, Kwesi Johnson, Artistic Director, The Cultural Assembly, Prof Selina Busby, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Dr Paul Sutton, Centre for Performance, Technology and Equity, Peter Mwashi Litonde, Initiator and Founder, Smiles Africa, Pauline Rutter, Artist, Activist and Researcher, Shibboleth Shecter, Natascha Ng and Alice White, Camberwell College of Art, Citizens UK, Michael Pierce and Monica Rodriguez, Cinema Nation and Prof Christopher Smith, Executive Chair AHRC.

Our next KIN event takes place at 2pm on 13 June with a focus on Supporting Citizen Research with contributors from the Being Human Festival and Dr John Giblin, National Museum of Scotland.

Our Annual Policy Workshop will focus on Culture, Collaborations and Knowledge Exchange: Technology for Social Good (10am, June 20th) and contributors include: Dr Josh Edelman (Head of Manchester School of Theatre, MMU), Dr Marc Garrett (Furtherfield), Professor Sarah Hayes (Bath Spa University), Professor Bryce Lease (Centre for Performance, Technology and Equity, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama), Professor Helen Manchester (University of Bristol), Sinead Ouillon (Coventry University), Lara Ratnaraja (Independent), Linden Walcott-Burton (Greater London Authority), Dawn Greenberg (AHRC) and Hannah Conway (SoundVoice).

NCACE Collection and Evidence Repository

The NCACE Collection is a constantly growing resource featuring all our commissioned research reports, essays and think-pieces, case studies, blogs and mini-toolkits on a plethora of topics relating to the field of Cultural Knowledge Exchange. It has been developed to house, showcase and create awareness about the 40 plus publications that we have researched, produced and commissioned since we launched NCACE in 2021. Our two most recent NCACE Collection publications include: The Power of Partnership: Northumbria University X New Writing North by Professor Katy Shaw and Claire Malcolm and Leadership in Cultural Knowledge Exchange, a series of interviews led by Dr Rebekka Kill with Dr Rowan Bailey - University of Huddersfield, Professor Maria Delgado & Professor Bryce Lease, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London, Rupert Lorraine, University of Plymouth, Dr Alex Reynolds, University of Southampton, Clayton Shaw, Birmingham City University, Professor Katy Shaw, Northumbria University and Professor Jennie Shorley, Manchester Metropolitan University.

NCACE Evidence Repository is our gateway to other publicly available online resources  relating to knowledge exchange and collaborations between academia and the arts and cultural sectors. It is a significant signposting tool for research with almost 300 open access resources on topics including: Placemaking, Climate Emergency, Health and Wellbeing. If you would like us to signpost relevant material please email


We’re also really delighted to publish a new blog from our Story Associate, Dr Josh Weeks on The Selectivity of Storytelling.

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We invite those working in Higher Education and the arts and culture sectors to participate in NCACE's various events, networks and evidence building activities.

The NCACE Blog supports writing about Knowledge Exchange between HEIs and the arts/culture sector, and themes of relevance to the centre’s mission and audience. We are keen to hear about your collaborative projects or related works and invite you to contribute to our blog. You can access the NCACE Blog Guidelines here. For further information contact Noshin Sultan on

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