The hive in the cliff: an innovative case study for culturally led, cross-sector approaches to sustainable socio-economical development

Slee, SM, Bowker, SL, Hamilton, A and Wilkie, T 2010, The hive in the cliff: an innovative case study for culturally led, cross-sector approaches to sustainable socio-economical development , in: Regional Studies Association Annual International Conference 2010, 29-31 May 2010, Pecs, Hungary. (Unpublished)

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There is long-standing recognition of the role cultural and creative industries play in regional development . Creative and cultural activities contribute to development in regeneration, social inclusion, education, vocational training, social entrepreneurship, celebration of cultural diversity, and the promotion of better physical and mental health. The role of culture in sustainable socio-economical development is being explored in The Hive in The Cliff, which aims to initiate social and economic renewal in East Salford in the development of a culturally led regeneration and conservation programme through interdisciplinary research and cross-sector partnership . This culturally led programme will ultimately inform a £1.5 million bid to the UK’s Heritage Lottery Fund, supporting the programme’s implementation. The Hive in The Cliff proposes innovative approaches to sustainable socio-economic development, combining bottom up and top down methods to research, consultation, planning and implementation. While work with public partners and current policy establish documented community needs, The Hive in The Cliff favours community-based approaches to understand and react to the ways in which these needs affect local people. In this, The Hive in The Cliff is working with multiple community and third sector organisations, investigating working methodologies that specifically utilise creative, cultural and heritage-based activities to instigate social-economic change. The Hive in The Cliff has substantial aspirations, having gained significant support and momentum in its early stages, and is a promising case study for culturally-led regeneration. This paper will identify the regional context for this case study, discuss working methodologies and explore the aims and outcomes of The Hive in The Cliff project. As the project is ongoing, it will also explore key issues for future development and phased implementation, integrating interdisciplinary research with large-scale public engagement in pursuit of the maximum number of outcomes and best value-for-money.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Subjects / Themes > G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation
Subjects / Themes > N Fine Arts
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Arts & Media
Schools > School of Arts & Media > Arts, Media and Communication Research Centre
Refereed: No
Depositing User: Sarie Mairs Slee
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2011 11:56
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 10:51

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