Knowledge is Power

Strengthen your cultural project planning, fundraising and evaluation with data


April 25, 2024
Knowledge is Power

Who is it for?

Anyone wanting to take a data-led approach to creative project planning

When is it?

Thursday 25 April 2024
12 - 5 PM

Where is it?

The Jubilee Centre at
The Light Church, BD1 4EJ

How much?


Take a deep dive into the Bradford Data Review and explore what data is available to inform and enrich your cultural projects, funding bids and evaluation.

As artists, creatives (and humans) the term ‘data-driven approach’ can send shivers down our spines. But deep down, we know that through truly understanding our local audiences, cultural economy, and engagement with arts and culture – we can not only plan meaningful, people-centred projects – but also achieve more success in our fundraising bids.

At our Knowledge is Power event, we’ll take a deep dive into our new resource, The Bradford Data Review, and show you that not only can data enhance your creative project planning, but also serve as a source of inspiration when planning new projects that cater to audiences across the Bradford district. 

The Bradford Data Review brings together data from lots of different sources to provide a picture of our district and our arts and culture sector. However, it is not a complete picture, and we want this resource to be part of a more strategic, district-wide approach to collecting and sharing data and understanding audiences. This event will provide a springboard into a culture of shared learning, exploring how we can use data, research and evaluation more effectively in our own creative projects to fill those gaps in knowledge.

Book your place at our Knowledge is Power event
Is this event for me?

This event is for you if you are:

  • An artist, creative, freelancer or organisation
  • Living, working or making work in the Bradford district
  • Wanting to use data to inform and enrich your creative projects 
What can I expect from the event?

This is set to be a jam-packed event that’ll get your brain ticking and ideas moulding! You’re therefore invited to join us for lunch from 12 noon to ensure you’re fueled and ready for the afternoon. Please select the lunch ticket when booking your place.

The event will start from 1 PM onwards and will include the following sessions:

  • A deep dive into the Bradford Data Review
  • Unpacking the data: Cultural Participation in Bradford
  • Unpacking the data: Bradford’s Cultural Economy
  • Evaluation isn’t the end

In addition to the above, we’ll be offering:

  • 1-2-1 support sessions on using data for project planning, fundraising, and evaluation
  • Networking opportunities
  • Space to reflect 
The event will finish by 5PM.
Where is it?
The Jubilee Centre
Jubilee Centre, Jermyn St, Bradford BD1 4EJ
The Jubilee Centre, situated at The Light Church is a peaceful and accessible space located in Bradford city centre. 

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If you have any questions or need to get in touch with us about this event, please email us at

This event is presented in partnership with Bradford 2025RMR and Dr David Lee of the University of Leeds with support from the University of Bradford


No, but places are limited so we ask that if you don’t currently have a specific project in the pipelines, that you plan to do so in the near future. 

Yes, if you need help towards transport to and from Bradford City Centre we can cover this, we can also make contributions towards any other access costs, such as caring or interpretation etc. Receipts must be provided for payments to be made.

To request access support, please complete this form after booking your place to let us know what you might need. 

We can contribute towards your time if you are a freelance practitioner and you may otherwise be working, or you need to take unpaid leave from work. For this event we can provide a bursary of up to £50. 

To request a bursary for this event, please complete this form after booking your place. 

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