Collage Arts

Research and Development

Collage Arts, formerly Haringey Arts Council, has had a long-term Academic Associate who has worked on various educational and creative enterprise projects, carried out research, piloted new concepts and advised on programme and project development.

Dr. Denise Stanley has worked in partnership with the Collage Arts management team since the development of the first HE accredited Music Business Course aimed at aspiring Music Managers and Entrepreneurs from local Black and Ethnic Minority Communities, in 1989. She has contributed to the design of various educational programmes and tools and undertaken a number of key research projects within various Collage Arts programmes. These programmes  include ‘Factory 21’ (Artistic Production Agency), ‘Creative London North’  (Creative enterprise development, creative business support and tackling barriers facing local disadvantaged people aspiring to work in the creative sectors), Film and Music Flow Programmes (collaborative ‘open programmes’ for budding short  film makers and music producers, respectively).

Denise has also been involved in innovative local, London-wide and European strategic educational projects such as the BOP/Stanley report on non-formal learning in creative industries sectors in London,  the LDA-funded Supporting Talent to Enterprise Programme (STEP): a proposal for the consolidation of a London-wide sector;  the ‘Obstacles and Opportunities’ survey of local creative business development, the ‘Redlees Project’ mapping of the impact of arts and recreation in a local community from the householder perspective and the ground-breaking Euro-Aspire Project. Copies of these reports are available on request (listed below).

Denise represents Collage-Arts in a wide range of International forum and platforms concerned with informal and non-formal education in creative industries including the recent Pixel ‘Future of Education’ conference in Florence; the Institute of Education and Beijing Normal University 2012 conference on Equity and Quality in Beijing in mid-October, the international study weeks for creativity-based social work in Denmark and other European countries.

Denise is the educational advisor and facilitator of the new Collage-led  European Cultural Learning Network project which runs for 3 years and she  is also working on 3 other European-wide Creative Industries projects led by Collage-Arts international partners.

Publications and research papers:

  • BOP STANLEY REPORT (2004)
  • STEP REPORT (2005)
  • CREATIVE LONDON NORTH: OPPORTUNITIES AND OBSTACLES (2008)
  • REDLEES FINAL REPORT (2011)
  • EURO-ASPIRE REPORT/FRAMEWORK/TOOL KIT/ANIMATION (2011)
  • CONFERENCE PAPER: PIXEL FUTURE OF EDUCATION (2012)
  • CONFERENCE PAPER: BEIJING (2012)

If you would like more information or would like to order a publication, please email learning@collage-arts.org with details.