In this second programme in our series Cash and Culture, Catherine and Christine interview Professor Mihaela Kelemen of Keele University who enthusiastically talks about the Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre (CASIC). Together with the award-winning New Vic Theatre, Keele University has developed a specific methodology of knowledge co-creation and of community engagement, entitled ‘Cultural Animation’. This is a fantastic example of an academic bridging the worlds of arts and academic research to engage and support local communities.
Find out more at: https://www.keele.ac.uk/casic/
In the second part of the programme, Christine interviews a young musician, Rosina Bullen, singer in a London-based jazz band called Blue Seven which has been releasing their first album thanks to crowdfunding.
Find out more about her band at : https://www.facebook.com/Blue7jazz/
Both guests mention how the support of various communities are vital for the sustainability of start ups in the Creative and Cultural Industries.
Romain Santa Maria