About the Institute of Cultural Capital
The Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC) is a strategic collaboration between the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) which aims to improve policy-making around cultural innovation and practice. We are an academic research institute and our work aims to promote a cultural society for all, shifting the general perception that ‘culture’ is simply about ideas and artifacts or venues and performances, but is more about everything we do together.
The ICC builds upon Impacts 08, a major longitudinal cultural research programme established to investigate the socio-economic impact of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture (ECoC) year. The collaborative research model developed for Impacts 08 is now celebrated as best practice for the evaluation of large-scale arts and cultural interventions, and the ICC continues to work with international ECoC networks to embed systematic evaluation research policies and practices.
We also represent a significant portfolio of arts and cultural research and academic centres of excellence within the city, including LJMU’s School of Art and Design and Screen School, and the Schools of Architecture, Sociology, Philosophy, English and Music at the University of Liverpool via the Culture & Creativity Research Network. Our collaborative model extends beyond the campus and we are currently working with a range of national and international partners from a variety of professional sectors.