The historic evolution of intermediation Ian Grosvenor & Natasha Macnab
Research Question WPIITo examine how cultural intermediation has developed historically, whose interests it has served and what lessons this provides for understanding best practice today.Looking at intervals of expansion and economic uncertainty
Method• Desk based research• Documentary research• Case studies• Interviews
Scoping study – Bham Case Studies –selection to be made1. Community photographers – individuals & collectives - inc. Ten:82. Performance – Banner Theatre, BOC3. Alternative arts organisations – Arts Lab/Triangle, Black pasts, Bham futures, Drum (have their own archive), Ikon, Broadside, Tindall St. Books4. Creative Partnerships & WM Arts Council …?
Scoping study – Manc. Case Studies –selection to be made• Manchester Studies Unit (Bill Williams)• Corner House• Hospital Arts Centre• Factory Records• Black Woman’s Co-op
Future Conversations University’sCultural Partnership Birmingham CulturalBham Rep, Ikon, BRB, CBSO, Partnership BOC, Perf. Bham, LoB, BMT Creative City Umbrella Organisations BCC, UoB, BCU, Bham Cultural Alliance, Marketing Bham
Indicative WPII Outputs• Data for mobile/web/touch table• Interview data sets• Paper
Questions• Birmingham & Manchester, symmetry?• Community historian/archivist: Vanley Burke (1970-2005) Collecting faith groups, education, community, arts, representation, performance, festivals, seminars and conferences all collected and deposited with city for researchers to use.Is he functioning as a cultural intermediary?