From 2016 to 2018, the ENCC was a partner in RECcORD, an innovative research-action project on participation in cultural centres in Europe (2016-2018). Now the Danish Association of Cultural Centres, also a RECcORD partner, is launching the new project PARTICIPATE (in Danish: DELTAG). This is the first overall research on cultural centres to be carried out in Denmark.
As the RECcORD project, PARTICIPATE/DELTAG will carry out research on participation in the cultural centres, and will also use participation as a part of its research methodology. It means that up to 35 cultural centres in Denmark can actively participate in the process of gathering information for the research and at the same time share experiences and new knowledge with all their peers. This research and development project will combine qualitative and quantitative data.
“One of the basic ideas with the RECcORD project was to create a scalable project design enabling cultural centres throughout Europe to continue the process of discovering new knowledge about participation and at the same time create new development possibilities for those being active in the project. I hope the new project will inspire cultural centres in other parts of Europe to further develop and adapt the project design to fit their own local reality. If that happens, we can continue to research, share and develop new knowledge about cultural participation in Europe”, says Søren Søeborg Ohlsen, PARTICIPATE/DELTAG Project Manager.
The PARTICIPATE/DELTAG project is a collaboration between Aarhus University and the Danish ENCC member, Kulturhusene I Danmark, supported by Nordea-fonden. It will last from 2019 to 2022, and the ENCC will share the final results that will be written in English by PHD-student Karen Nordentoft from the research team of Aarhus University.
Read more about the research on its project page (in Danish), and/or contact Project Manager Søren Ohlsen at email@example.com.