Sistema Scotland Knowledge Exchange Team
Together with Stirling and Edinburgh universities, the Royal Conservatoire
of Scotland is leading a pilot project, supported by the Scottish Funding Council under its
Using knowledge exchange methods together with community engagement, the aim of the project is to
stimulate more productive, two-way flow of ideas between researchers and public policy. In SSKET’s
case the policy partner is
Sistema Scotland and their vibrant
musical programme called Big Noise based in Raploch, Stirling.
The multidisciplinary SSKET team comprises Celia Duffy, Dr Stephen Broad, and Gica Loening from the Royal Conservatoire, Dr Nikki Moran and Dr Katie Overy from the University of Edinburgh, and Professor Julie Allan from the University of Stirling. Our complementary research interests include education, social inclusion, the arts and culture as a means of social regeneration, music psychology, music education policy and community music.
SSKET has organised four Learning Space meetings in Raploch, using innovative Open Space methods to gather views and opinions. These meetings offered the opportunity to explore creative methods of communication as well as generating active public participation in the future of community music-making in Raploch. You can read the final report here.
We anticipate the process will help shape future development of Sistema Scotland as well as contributing to new knowledge on community consultation methods.