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Research The Groningen Research Institute for the Study of Culture (ICOG) Research Research centres Research Centre for Arts in Society

Relevance to society (and services)

Members of the Centre for AiS consider outreach and exchanges with societal partners and broader or selected publics a vital dimension of their research. Many projects and activities set in motion by AiS play in the cultural and public sphere. For example the lecture series Music Matters initiated by Dr Kristin McGee, or lectures on the role of the arts in society initiated by Dr Thijs Lijster at the popular Noorderzon festival. These activities also demonstrate co-operation between the university and local and regional institutions, and substantially contribute to Groningen’s and the Northern region’s vibrant cultural life. AiS thinks that oppurtunities lie in research collaborations with other art institutions, such as museums, art academies, theatres, cultural policy makers and creative entrepreneurs.

The members of the Research Centre Arts in Society will be pleased to be called on to use their expertise outside the academic context. This could range from contract research to the arts policy of local or national governments, to holding public lectures at the opening of an exhibition.

What kind of services can the Research Centre Arts in Society provide?

  • Evaluation of and comparative research on arts and culture policy at all levels of government (municipal, regional, national and international);
  • Research on and evaluation of production processes in the creative industry;
  • Advice for governments, art organisations and artists;
  • Advice and support for professionals and institutions in the field of arts and culture education;
  • Participation in and the organisation of national and international conferences, symposia, summer schools and expert meetings;
  • Participation in advisory committees, juries and assessment committees;
  • Lectures for a wide public;
  • Essays, opinion articles, art criticism.
Last modified:07 November 2018 3.38 p.m.