Creative and Cultural Ecology Connections Among Commercial,
Not-For-Profit and Fringe Theatres

Manfredi de Bernard is a PhD student at King’s College London. In 2019 he was awarded a LAHP/AHRC-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award supported by King’s College London in partnership with Creative United.

The purpose of Manfredi’s PhD research is to investigate the extent to which commercial, not-for-profit and fringe theatres relate to each other, looking in particular at the movement of workers in the performing arts sector. The PhD provides an opportunity to study how these three spheres influence workers’ career trajectories, and how differently this occurs based on an individual workers’ identity.

It is hoped the findings will help inform public policy towards culture and recognise interconnections and synergies in a more consistent and transparent way.

As industry partner for this study, Creative United is supporting Manfredi with access to contacts and knowledge within the creative and cultural industries to assist him with his research – from networks and databases, to survey information and policy, consultation and research reports.

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We are helping Manfredi to collect data and are looking for people working within the sector to answer this short survey and make a valuable contribution to this research. You can click on Manfredi’s profile to the left to find out more about his research.

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