Policy & Consultancy
Cosmopolitan societies have existed worldwide since antiquity. Many have been responsible for great advances in human achievement.
Modern ones offer similar opportunities for extraordinary progress, yet face the same kinds of difficulty that can arise when divergent histories and perspectives jostle against one another.
Through our work we try to address how best to reduce potential frictions between people of varying backgrounds and world views, in order to create conditions that allow individuals and the wider community to flourish.
Global and local policy makers and cultural organizations large or small are confronted by this same challenge in the 21st century.
To overcome it calls for collective human will
nd ingenuity as before, along with targeted strategic interventions best suited to contemporary needs.
- We frequently work in partnership with others to help them rise to this challenge.
- If we feel we can add value, we contribute whatever specialist knowledge we have to analyzing issues and helping to frame policy.
- We welcome the opportunity to share our experience and insights with you. Let us know if you’d like us to work with you and support you in your efforts.
We list below some of our in-depth research and targeted consultancies and policy papers.
- 2009 Mayor’s Commission on African & Asian Heritage. London, co-Chair Audiences sub-Committee; Report on Diversifying Heritage Audiences & creation of regional Diversity in Heritage group - Click here to download
- 2008 Consultancy for British Council, East Asia Interculturalism & Creativity in the 21st Century City - Click here to download
- 2006 Consultancy for Ford Foundation Festivals & Arts Centres, Kenya & Zanzibar
- 2003 Consultancy for Ford Foundation Zanzibar Festivals (with KPMG), Zanzibar
- 2003 Consultancy for Live Music Now! to increase reflective diversity in its nationwide programme, various UK cities
- 1999 Consultancy for Ford Foundation Cultural Provision in the Palestinian Territories
- 1995 UNESCO Conference: Keynote Study: Management of Cultural Pluralism in Europe, Stockholm - Click here to download
- 1991 Research Project: Non-western Arts in the Netherlands, European Union & British Council, Holland - Click here to download