Here's a project that policy-makers and research-leaders in the arts will want to follow. Northumbria University in Newcastle upon Tyne has a new research question:-
'R and D for the Arts
'Defining and conceptualising ‘Research and Development’ for the Arts
'The aim of the study is to define R and D for the arts and humanities, as it happens in the arts, humanities and cultural sectors and articulate R and D concepts and values. Relatively little theoretical and empirical research has previously been undertaken into how arts and cultural institutions approach ‘Research and Development’. Consequently, rigorous definitions, evaluation methodologies and metrics for R and D in the cultural sector are lacking. This research seeks to focus on how, in general, R and D in the arts should be conceptualised, defined for policy purposes and evaluated. Find out more HERE.'Principal Investigator is Dr Elizabeth Lomas, iSchool, Faculty of Engineering and Environment, Northumbria University. Contact details on project homepage.