Case studies


  • 03/08/20

    Podcasts in partnership

    Exciting ideas are emerging at a time when much face to face activity is on hold. Opera North and the University of Leeds are thinking innovatively about how they can increase public access to learning and creativity. DARE Thinking With Opera  is…

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  • 08/06/20

    Graduate transition 2020

    Increasingly we are seeing articles and reports looking back at the impact of the 2008 financial crisis on those graduating in that year.  Evidence suggests that this continued to impact those who left University in this year for longer than previously…

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  • 04/06/20

    Climate + Culture + Collaboration podcast

    “We are all actors: Being a citizen is not living in society, it is changing it.” Augusto Boal, Theater Director and political activist Culture Forum North · CFN Climate Podcast This is the first of our Culture Forum North podcasts.  It…

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  • 04/06/20


    At Culture Forum North we recognise that these are challenging and uncertain times.  We hope that you and your families, friends and colleagues are keeping safe and well. Like many of you we are continuing to support our community remotely, alongside…

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Culture Forum North has over sixty partners from across the academic and cultural spectrum in the North.  We welcome new partners who share our ambition to lead cultural thought, learning and  practice through partnership.




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