Our research is a crucial element of what we do, constantly questioning and pushing the boundaries of education and learning in the arts and collaborative practice.Working Together
Peter Renshaw’s study into Creative Collaborative Learning across the Barbican/Guildhall campus was commissioned by Creative Learning and Guildhall School ResearchWorks and published in March 2012.
The Barbican and Guildhall School are one of five pathfinders in ArtWorks: Developing Artists in Participatory Settings, a special initiative of the Paul Hamlyn Foundation. Over a three year period, we are working to explore the support and training required by artists, leaders and practitioners in all art forms to deliver the highest quality work in a variety of contexts.
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Research Case Study: Collaborative Doctorate – Sophie Leighton-Kelly
Sophie began an AHRC Collaborative Doctorate with Queen Mary, University of London and the Barbican in 2008, due for completion in 2013. Supervised by Louise Jeffreys, Director of Programming, her project investigates the concept of cultural value and the affect that the relationship between governance, capital and artistic collaboration has on its articulation and measurement.
Through an extended period of embedded research, the thesis traces contemporary organisational developments at the Barbican, including working in partnership with local communities and international artistic associates, and the role of Creative Learning in the expansion of cross-arts programming, in the context of political and artistic developments nationally.
As a partner in the project, the Barbican has provided extensive access to archives, meetings and events, a workspace for Sophie, and relevant training and support. With a new doctorate programme at the Guildhall School, Sophie will also be part of the growing community of PhD students and researchers across the Barbican-Guildhall Campus.
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