Objectives

  • to foster community based research using creative and artistic ways of engagement, learning and research
  • to animate local communities (defined in the widest sense to include : businesses, public and third sector organisations, NGOs, government departments, umbrella organisations, members of the public, community based organisations and grassroots groups within the UK and abroad) as an input to decision making locally, regionally and nationally

  • to build capacity for community-centered solutions to local and global issues

  • to improve and expand the co-production of knowledge in order to facilitate social innovation and bring about democratic changes in our society

  • to improve the social conditions of individuals and their communities through the application of knowledge that is co-created