NCACE Evidence Repository

NCACE Evidence Repository is our gateway to a substantial array of 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.

It has been developed to address the need for evidence on the nature, drivers and broader impacts of Knowledge Exchange between Higher Education and the arts and culture sectors. It is a unique and carefully curated resource that includes academic literature, reports and other materials. It complements our other evidence and impacts strands of work including the NCACE Collection, our long-standing series of Evidence Cafés and our Annual Policy Workshops. If you would like us to signpost relevant material please email

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Evidence Café and Policy Workshops

The NCACE Evidence Café was launched in March 2021 as an online community of practice for those from HE and the arts and cultural sectors. It is a space for evidence and information sharing through presentations, storytelling and takeovers. Sessions each have a loose theme, with previous Cafés covering topics including: placemaking, REF2014, KEF2021, Climate and Environment and Health. Recordings of previous events can be found here.

We also hold an annual NCACE Policy Workshop as a platform for cross-sector conversations, information-sharing and evidence building around a specific policy theme. Our first workshop, Collaborations in Placemaking: Shining a Light on the Contribution of Higher Education and Cultural Partnerships, was held in June 2021. The second workshop, Culture and Collaborations on the Climate Emergency took place in June 2022. The third workshop Collaborations in Creative Health took place in June 2023. Recordings of the workshops can be accessed here.


Highlights from The Power of Collaborative Action IV: Pioneers, Change-makers, and Liminal Spaces
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Sharing Forgotten Stories
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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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