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AHRC: Engaging with public policy in the arts and humanities: Opportunities and challenges
January 21, 2015
December 2, 2014
Riddel Hall Conference Room 1, Queen’s University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

Research in the arts and humanities can inform the design and implementation of public policy, both directly and indirectly.

Directly, academics can contribute to consultations, formulate new policy, or develop guidelines for its delivery. Indirectly, they evaluate the effects of existing legislation, provide historical perspectives on current policy debates and interrogate the principles and premises that underpin areas of policy.

The AHRC wishes to encourage arts and humanities researchers to engage with policy-makers, practitioners and members of the public in a way that lays the groundwork for future policy impact.

Who should attend?

The workshop will be invaluable for academics considering future public policy engagement, and for research and knowledge exchange office staff who provide support to arts and humanities researchers.

Focus of the day

This, the second in a planned series of regional workshops, will be an opportunity to learn first-hand from academics already involved in policy engagement.

Presentation of case studies will be followed by opportunities for delegates to identify the opportunities and challenges for policy engagement in their own fields, and to develop ideas for future engagement activity.

The day will conclude with an overview of funding opportunities and AHRC’s guidance for achieving systematic engagement with policy communities.


To book your place, email Thomas Booker at, giving details of any accessibility or dietary requirements.

When booking, please indicate whether you are an academic, or a research or knowledge exchange office staff member. If you are an academic, please also give details of two or three policy areas or issues of interest to you or those in your field, to allow us to form groups for the afternoon session.

Please note that AHRC is unable to cover travel and accommodation costs for attendees.

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Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.