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Knowledge Exchange and Partnerships

The AHRC seeks to increase opportunities for all researchers to develop their work in collaboration with public, private and third sector partners that increase the flow, value, and impact of world-class arts and humanities research from academia to the UK's wider creative economy and beyond.

Putting Knowledge Exchange at the very heart of its strategy the AHRC works to ensure that arts and humanities academic interests are diversified and enhanced through opportunities to engage in knowledge exchange and partnership work across our entire funding portfolio; to encourage co-creation and co-production of research agendas; to have a significant and transformative effect on the creative and cultural life and health and well-being of the nation; and to enlarge the contribution to the arts, public engagement and policy formation.

Given that much of the work it supports feeds into the creative economy the AHRC is committed to concentrating the majority of its knowledge exchange funding into centres of excellence - Knowledge Exchange Hubs – to facilitate interaction between arts and humanities research and the Creative Economy, and to translate and create significant benefit.

In addition the AHRC also supports Innovate UK’s Knowledge Transfer Partnerships scheme and offers Follow-On Funding for Impact and Engagement to exploit unexpected opportunities from previous research funding. We also have strategic partnerships with other funders and organisations such as the BBC, the Scottish Funding Council, Nesta, the Arts Council and the Design Council to foster engagement strategic or priority areas and offer joint funding calls.