Come and join us at Kuumba Imani Millennium Centre, Liverpool on Wednesday 19th July 2017 for an opportunity to talk about meaningful partnerships between universities and BME arts, cultural and heritage organisations.


The Common Cause Research Project emerges from the ‘Creating Living Knowledge’ report which identified the need to actively foster collaborations between universities and Black and minority ethnic communities in Arts and Humanities research. The project seeks to explore how common cause can be made between universities, communities and funding bodies who are looking to create an Arts and Humanities knowledge base that reflects the interests, histories, cultures and experiences of all diverse communities in the UK.


In 2017 we will be holding a series of one-day workshops across the UK. These events will offer advice and guidance on partnership working with universities, drawing on the expertise of the Connected Communities Programme, as well as offering open space opportunities for talking through concerns, risks, aspirations and experiences.


The workshops are open to all who have engaged in university-community collaborations and those interested in exploring the potential opportunities in this area. A number of bursaries are available to support attendance.


London – 5th July 2017 – Resource for London

Register here for London

Liverpool – 19th July 2017 – The Kuumba Imani Millenium Centre

Register here for Liverpool


Details coming soon of:


Bristol – 8th September 2017

Birmingham – 14 September 2017

Glasgow – 27th September


For further details, see the Common Cause website or contact Katherine Dunleavy, project administrator (