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BBC and King’s College to investigate arts partnerships in joint enquiry

Deborah Bull, director of cultural partnerships at King's College. Photo: Charlie Hopkinson
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The value of partnerships among arts organisations is to be gauged as part of an enquiry being led by King’s College London with the BBC.

According to King’s, the aim of the study is to “articulate the benefits of partnership working and the potential it offers for greater public engagement and value for money” in arts and culture.

It will identify partnerships within the arts, assess their models of working and gain testimonies from industry figures about them.

BBC director general Tony Hall said that partnerships could mean “bigger and better projects” for arts bodies.

“This project will explore how we can all work more closely together, right across the cultural sector,” he added.

Deborah Bull, director of cultural partnerships at King’s College, said King’s had last year arranged partnerships with more than 300 cultural organisations, creatives, students and academics.

The initiative is being led by Jane Ellison, BBC Radio 4’s commissioning editor for factual programmes. The first phase of the research will  be completed in March.

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