Euclid’s research services currently focus on identifying and analysing EU funding for arts and culture (and related areas) across the UK, and in some cases across Europe.
In 2019, Euclid undertook an extensive project for the UK Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) that explored all EU funding received by their sectors since 2007. This was followed by a pan-European study for the Network of Museum Organisations (NEMO).
Previously, Euclid had undertaken similar research studies for:
- Arts Council England
- Historic England
- Creative Scotland
- Museums Galleries Scotland
- Historic Environment Scotland,
- Arts Council of Wales
- Cadw (the heritage agency for Wales).
The examples below show the range and variety of the research work undertaken by Euclid.
European Capital of Culture 2020 Bid – Limerick, Ireland: In conjunction with BOP Consulting, Geoffrey Brown advised the bid team on the development of their initial bid for this title.
Creative Quarter, Nottingham – Development of Progress Indicators: Keith Hackett and Geoffrey Brown worked on an extensive research project to identify trends in the development of this initiative, including detailed analysis of business rates, planning applications, estate agents portfolios and public funding applications.
Potential & emerging international opportunities for Wales – British Council Wales: Geoffrey Brown, for BOP Consulting, undertook a research project to investigate the current levels and types of international cultural engagement in Wales, with a particular focus on those which could be further developed and expanded.
European Capital of Culture 2019 Bid – City of Plovdiv, Bulgaria: Geoffrey Brown undertook a visit to Plovdiv where he ran a seminar to assist with the development of the city’s bid for European Capital of Culture 2019.
Creative Scotland – International Audit: The broad aim of this research was “to find out the extent of arts activity, whether it is funded or not, between Scotland and the rest of the world, in order that this information will be used to inform plans for future policy in this area and to advocate for Scotland’s cultural place in the world”.
Development of Dance in Hungary: Euclid attended a special symposium in June 2011 organised by the Pro Contemporary Dance Foundation to explore developments within the dance sector in Hungary, and provided advisory and consultancy services.
Golden Web Foundation: The Relationships between Cultures in History: Euclid managed a major consultancy project to provide detailed background information on pre-modern cultures in 31 countries across the world – 3 in Europe, 9 in the Americas, 8 in Asia, 5 in Africa, 5 in the Middle East and 2 in Oceania.
Visiting Arts – World Cultures Connect: Geoffrey Brown has worked with Visiting Arts helping them in the development of World Cultures Connect, a new global service for the arts and culture sector.
Arts Council England – International Theatre Broker: As a result of extensive research and consultation into the state of ethnic minority theatre in the UK, Arts Council England commissioned an International Theatre Broker from Sept 2008 to March 2010. EUCLID supported this work in a range of ways – including helping with contacts, undertaking research, organising events and helping develop resource and information materials.
Government of Malta: Euclid undertook two major feasibility studies for the government of Malta to assess the potential of two major capital development projects to benefit from EU Structural Funds. The first project involved the regeneration of part of the Valetta city walls and gardens into a new open air public art gallery and visual arts centre, and the second was the conversion of an historic hospital into a centre for music performance and education.
Fundraising for Culture: This mobility partnership project was led by Euclid in the UK and involved partners from Germany, Norway & Spain. It was funded by the Grundtvig strand of the EU’s Lifelong Learning programme and took place from 2008-10.
Arts in/from Wales: International Impact: Euclid contributed to an evaluation study led by Arad Consulting, based in Cardiff and Brussels, which assessed the impact on, and benefits to, Wales from its investment in the Venice Biennale and the Artes Mundi visual arts prize.
Arts Council England – International Information & Intelligence Services: From 2006-2009, EUCLID provided a range of services to help Arts Council staff, and the arts in England, to be more aware of international developments and opportunities, through research & analysis, and the provision of a range of information services – many via the www.culture.info portal. This service was delivered in partnership with Culture Action Europe.
Europe For Citizens Programme: For 2008-2009, EUCLID was the UK Contact Point for this programme – promoting awareness of the programme and encouraging successful applications – through information sheets, workshops and online at www.citizensfund.eu. The programme supports activities such astown twinning, trans-national citizens activities, projects initiated by NGOs, as well as events and studies.
International Fellowships: Following a review of Arts Council England’s International Fellowships Programme, Euclid worked to produce a new set of online documents and resources for use not just by the Arts Council or managing agencies but also by artists and arts organisations that are engaging in international activity.