We recently held a joint workshop with the Imagine Project on 5th June in Sheffield

ARVAC Workshop for community researchers: Arts methodologies for social cohesion: ways of knowing in community contexts

We explored how arts methodologies can enable researchers in community settings to conduct research with a difference. The ‘Taking Yourselves Seriously’ project,  is working in partnership with three community organisations to explore how arts methodologies can be used to enable social cohesion.
Here is a storify of the day to give you a flavour of the workshop.

Kate Pahl works at the School of Education, University of Sheffield where she does engaged projects with communities. She is the PI of the ‘Imagine’ project ( Her work is concerned with communities, culture and civic engagement.

Dr Katy Goldstraw works as a research assistant within the Institute of Public Policy and Professional Practice at Edge Hill University. Her PhD used participatory research methods to consider voluntary sector responses to austerity. From her participatory PhD research, she has co-produced a Sustainable Livelihoods Resource Book, which is a toolkit that VCS organisations can use to facilitate an assets based organisational evaluation.