NCACE Festival of Cultural Knowledge Exchange

10 – 14 October 2022

NCACE Evidence Hub

NCACE's Evidence Hub is concerned with addressing the need for more and better evidence on the scale, extent, nature, drivers, and broader impacts of Knowledge Exchange and collaborations between HE and the arts and culture sectors. The Evidence Hub comprises three interrelated areas: NCACE Evidence Repository, NCACE Blogs and NCACE Evidence Cafes and Policy Workshops.

Our Evidence Repository is a unique and carefully curated resource of materials relating to knowledge exchange and collaborations between Higher Education and the arts and cultural sector. It includes academic literature as well as reports, toolkits and blogs.


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NCACE Annual Report 2020/21: Activities, collaborations and lessons learnt
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An Overview of ‘The Role of ‘Place’ in Collaborations’: Place-based and Place-focused Cultural Knowledge Exchange’
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How does academic research generate arts and culture-related impact?
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Cultural Knowledge Exchange and the Climate Emergency
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Evidence Café and Policy Workshops

The NCACE Evidence Café was launched in March 2021 as a bi-monthly 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, story-telling and takeovers. Sessions each have a loose theme, with previous Cafés covering placemaking, REF2014 and KEF2021 (recordings of previous events can be found here). Our upcoming Café theme is the Climate and Environment.

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. A recording of this workshop can be accessed here.