desk research

Co-creation in arts, culture and heritage

Desk research

Period and lead partner

Sep 2018 - Jan 2019 with Culturelab (LV) as editor.


Aim & objectives

The aim is to provide inspiring knowledge and viewpoints on the subject of co-creation.

The objectives are:

  • To clarify the main challenges for a successful co-creative cooperation.
  • To present key theories and positions regarding good and appropriate forms of cross-sector cooperation.
  • To compile examples of good practise and innovative approaches.
  • To present recommendations for high quality co-creative cooperation.


Outline of Survey

An English Survey Summary Report of 20 standard pages, published as PDF-edition.


The Report can have the following disposition:

  1. Foreword on background and aims for the project and this mini desk survey (1 page).
  2. Introduction on how co-creative cooperation has come on the agenda for a renewal of the Nordic welfare societies and Baltic societies, in general and for the cultural field (3-4 pages).
  3. Present key positions (with theoretical references) regarding co-creative cooperation (6-8 pages).
  4. Present examples of good practise and innovative approaches, where each partner present an example from own country (1-2 pages per country + a photo)
  5. Present risks and recommendations for high quality co-creative cooperation (3-4 pages).

The layout must use the adopted visual identity of the project. Possible paper editions and translated editions imply extra funding from other funders.



Help the project team and key stakeholders and others with an interest for the topic to get an elaborated and more problem consciousness understanding of the possibilities and challenges for a successful co-creative cooperation, especially in the field of arts and culture.



The English Survey Summary Report will be published as a PDF-edition, February 2018,

and can be downloaded here.




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