Education and universities

Our filmmaking has demonstrable benefits for researchers and the participants in their research projects. We produce engaging media that satisfies the diverse needs of academics and researchers, their institutions, funders, academic audiences and wider publics.

Students from the University of Manchester gaining experience in curation. A key benefit of film-making for research projects is its capacity to document knowledge transfer, the impact of community participation and other cultural practices, providing invaluable records of the cultural value of research in the arts.

Film is also more readily understood by audiences of all levels. As lasting legacies of research our films enable wider dissemination of complex research questions and a deeper engagement beyond academia. Film also has advantages over written documentation in evidencing participation in research.

Working with Belle Vue has enabled me to evaluate and provide a documentary record of impact at the levels of cultural practice and cultural identity through in-depth interviews with selected workshop participants. This approach allowed more space for critical reflection than other, written forms of evaluation … this should better facilitate the dissemination of my research findings beyond the academy.

– Dr Liam Harte, University of Manchester

A young participant in research on migration at the University of Manchester.We work with our academic partners from the early stages of a project, designing and leading on engagement activities, up to final reporting and evaluation.

We have individual academic profiles – in museology, visual culture, history and the arts – and our experience in HEI teaching mean we are ideally placed to work on research projects with universities and other educational institutions.

Contact us to talk about how we work with universities and other educational institutions.