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Follow-on Funding for Impact and Engagement scheme highlight - Cultural Value

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) established the Cultural Value Project at the end of 2012. Its objectives were:

  • to identify the various components of cultural value across a variety of contexts and within a unified approach; and
  • to identify and develop methodologies that might be used to assess those dimensions of cultural value.

The report was published earlier this year and can be found here: Cultural Value Project Final Report (PDF, 5.3MB)

You can keep up to date with The Cultural Value Project through its blog and more details on the Project can be found on the AHRC website.

Building on the outcomes of the Cultural Value Project, and the opportunities for enhanced pathways to impact which emerge from the Cultural Value Project Report, the AHRC is launching a Highlight Notice in the Following on Funding (FoF) scheme. We seek to encourage the application and development in policy and practice contexts of innovative, research-based approaches which enrich understanding of the value to individuals and society generated by the arts and culture.

Highlight notices are intended to stimulate proposals addressing strategic priorities or emerging research areas in order to encourage innovation, new thinking and/or the development of collaborations in these areas. Highlight notices are offered as opportunities within existing AHRC research schemes, although in this case highlight applications will be considered through a different assessment process to other FoF applications. Find out more about our current Highlight Notices.

Further details on the context and aims for, and scope of, the highlight notice, as well as further information on how to apply can be found in the Highlight Notice document. (PDF, 104KB)

Applications which do not fit under this highlight notice can continue to be submitted to the Follow-on Funding (FoF) scheme as usual.