A team of researchers from UWS, Renfrewshire Council and the STAR Project will work collaboratively with community partners, to identify how best to research and deliver projects locally. The project will contribute to the ongoing work of CCSE and Future Paisley meaning the research legacy will continue beyond its initial funding.
Leonie Bell, Renfrewshire Council and Future Paisley Strategic Lead, said: “We are delighted to be working with UWS and STAR Project through the Centre for Culture Sport and Events.
“We welcome this funding, which will support the work they already do to undertake research and to bring an academic focus to the evaluation of how Paisley is harnessing the power of culture to transform lives and places.
“Through the Future Paisley programme, we are proud to be part of an area-wide partnership which aims to deliver on the aims of the town’s UK City of Culture 2021 bid, and position Paisley as a leader for towns everywhere in terms of cultural regeneration.”
Tom Saunders, Head of Public Engagement at UKRI, said: “This is one of 53 pilot projects that we have funded, all using exciting ways that researchers and innovators can involve the public in their work.
“In 2020 and beyond, we will build on the lessons we learn through funding these pilot projects to help us achieve our ambition of making research and innovation responsive to the knowledge, priorities and values of society and open to participation by people from all backgrounds.”