Welcome to the Common Cause Survey

Common Cause examines collaborations between universities and Black and minority ethnic communities in Arts and Humanities research. It seeks to engage with both university and community based researchers in order to understand how they are working together, sharing good practice and could further develop mutual value. This project will map out routes to greater inclusion that enable the rich diversity of the UK population today to fully participate.

The project is a partnership between the Universities of Bristol and Liverpool, the Centre for Research in Race and Rights at the University of Nottingham, Runnymede Trust and Xtend. It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, as part of the Connected Communities Programme and supported by the Arts Council. To find out more about the project please visit our website commoncauseresearch.com where you will also find our recent press release and  FAQs.

This particular survey will help us to learn more about these collaborations. It should take less than 10 minutes to complete. The first part asks about specific project(s). This information will be added to a new online public database of past and present projects and inform the direction of future workshops and face-to-face interviews. The second part of the survey asks general questions about your collaborative relationships. This information will help us shape future workshops and interviews.

The survey has been organised so that your answers are anonymous—although the last question does ask for your contact details.  There’s no pressure to give us this information. We will only use it to update you about the project and offer you a chance to participate in workshops or interviews. You can still participate in the survey even if you do not want to give us your contact information.

Thanks so much for taking the time to complete the survey. We look forward to receiving your responses.