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Cultural Intermediaries Connecting Communities: Revisiting Approaches to Cultural Engagement

Phil Jones, Beth Perry, and Paul Long


This book explores the policy and social frames through which citizens and wider communities are being engaged with culture as a tool to mitigate the effects of social exclusion and deprivation. The study is based on an inter-disciplinary four-year research project investigating those individuals and organisations whose mission is to use culture, instrumentally, to help deprived communities in a variety of different ways. The project sought to examine the different scales of activity involved within cultural intermediation, examining national policy and practice, but grounded within specific c ... More

Keywords: Cultural intermediation, Creative economy, Cultural policy, Communities, Cultural engagement, Salford, Birmingham

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781447344995
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447344995.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phil Jones, editor
University of Birmingham

Beth Perry, editor
University of Sheffield

Paul Long, editor
Birmingham City University

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Introduction: Bringing communities and culture together

Phil Jones, Beth Perry and Paul Long

Part One Changing contexts

One The creative economy, the creative class and cultural intermediation

Orian Brook , Dave O’Brien and Mark Taylor*

Part Two Practices of cultural intermediation

Part Three Evaluation, impact and methodology

Conclusion: Where next for cultural intermediation?

Phil Jones, Paul Long and Beth Perry

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