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Common Cause - Cardiff

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How do academics talk to Black and minority-ethnic (BME) communities?




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There is a `common cause’ to be forged between academics - who are seeking to generate new knowledge and deepen their accounts of the world - and BME artists, organisations and communities attempting to realise their own self-determined projects. And yet, the opportunities for such rich collaborations are being missed.

Common Cause is a research project which seeks to map, understand and generate a series of recommendations to increase the volume, as well as improve the outcomes of such collaborations. What are the main challenges of such partnerships? What makes such relationships work well or fail? Are the benefits identical for both parties? And what would enable more BME artists and BME-led organisations to access the rich research and development resources of their local, regional and national Universities?

This is the sixth and final workshop in this research project series, providing a rare opportunity for participants to gain insight into how to better access University resources. Originally set up by the Connected Communities programme in Bristol University, this session is hosted by the Runnymede Trust, which will allow for the examination of live case study examples, as well as provide an open space for talking through (often difficult) experiences and concerns. How can we make such collaborations much more mutually beneficial? How can academics better talk to and partner with BME communities?


PARTICIPANTS

This is an open call for participants, but you are encouraged to attend if you are a BME artist, writer, scholar, community worker, activist or educator. It is also for academics, with or without experience of working with arts, heritage or community-based individuals and organisations. We would also encourage you if you have lead or set up any arts or community-based projects, or attempted to do so. Or, have sought or have experienced a collaborative project with a University or any other academic institution.

BURSARIES FOR PARTICIPATION

This event will be held at University Hall, Cardiff University, some three miles outside Cardiff City Centre. Although particularly aimed at the Bristol and Cardiff areas, you are encouraged to participate wherever you live in the UK. Given the additional burden of travel, we are offering a number of travel bursaries of £150 per participant to cover the cost of attendance. Once you have booked your eventbrite ticket, please email carol@runnymedetrust.org to secure your bursary.


FUTHER INFORMATION:

Email: carol@runnymedetrust.org

Common Cause: www.commoncauseresearch.com



MAIN FACILITATOR

DAVID BRYAN is a management consultant and the Director of Xtend (UK) Ltd with over twenty-five years’ experience of organisational development, management development and equality training in the voluntary and public sector. In addition, he has a long history of working in the arts, for instance, training Arts Council staff to implement change in relation to equality and diversity. He is currently a member of the National Council for Arts Council (England) and Chair of Working With Men.


In addition to Bristol University and the Runnymede Trust, Common Cause partners are Xtend (UK) Ltd, Liverpool University, University of Nottingham’s Centre for Race & Rights, Professor Charles Forsdick from Translating Cultures AHRC programme, the Arts Council and community partners such as Voice4Change and Takethespace.

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