The Arts & Community Radio – a research report

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This report was commissioned by Arts Council England (ACE) and the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS).

The aim of the research was to:

  • Investigate the place of the arts in community radio
  • Explore how the developing relationship between community radio and the arts can benefit individuals and communities
  • Identify the benefits of arts output and activities to community radio stations and to artists and arts organisations
  • Highlight good practice in this area and make recommendations for the future

The report is based on research carried out by CapeUK in 2006 and 2007.  Representatives from a large cross section of stations participated in the research and we are grateful to all those who gave up their time to contribute.

The findings of this report will be of interest to a wide audience, including:

  • Opinion-formers
  • Arts organisations and promoters
  • Arts officers
  • Funders
  • Voluntary sector
  • Community media practitioners
  • Parliamentary and other political supporters
  • Written and broadcast media

The report authors recognise that the field is so fast moving that the circumstances and practice in individual stations may have changed since the research was completed.

You can view the report here.

If you would like to update any details, the CMA would be happy to add these as a supplement to the report.   Please forward details to cma@commedia.org.uk or Community Media Association, The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield S1 2BX.

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