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Dr Jane Woddis

Email: J dot Woddis at warwick dot ac dot uk


Jane Woddis is an independent cultural researcher based in Birmingham. She has worked professionally for many years in community-based and educational arts organisations, and has held senior management responsibilities for fundraising, planning and policy.
She has been associated with the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies since beginning the MA in European Culture and Administration in 1994, and subsequently undertook a PhD here. As an Associate Fellow, she has continued to combine work in the cultural sector - including undertaking research and evaluations for arts organisations - with academic teaching and research. She was Project Manager of Warwick Creative Exchange (a network of University of Warwick academics and cultural practitioners and producers, which aims to encourage knowledge exchange and research collaborations between the academic and cultural community) from 2013 to 2015: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/warwickcreativeexchange

Recent research projects and collaborations

2013-2017: The Relational Politics of Aesthetics: Negotiating relations between art and society through cultural policy. (Funded by the Norwegian Research Council.) https://estetikkpolitikk.wordpress.com/

2013-2015: The Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value.
https://warwick.ac.uk/research/warwickcommission/futureculture/

2013-2014: Theatre Spectatorship and Value Attribution – The British Theatre Consortium. (An Arts & Humanities Research Council funded project.)
http://britishtheatreconference.co.uk/projects-reports/theatre-spectatorship-and-value-attribution-project/

Peer-reviewed publications

Bjørnsen, Egil and Jane Woddis (Forthcoming) ‘Music in our lives: using the concept of Bildung to understand the role of music education policy in England’, Research Studies in Music Education.

Woddis, Jane and Ann Christin E. Nilsen (2018) ‘Music for One and All? Music Education Policy in Norway and England’, in Hylland, Ole Marius and Erling Bjurström (eds) Aesthetics and Politics: a Nordic Perspective on How Cultural Policy Negotiates the Agency of Music and Arts’ (Palgrave Macmillan: Switzerland).

Woddis, Jane (2014) ‘Arts practitioners in the cultural policy process: spear-carriers or speaking parts?’ International Journal of Cultural Policy, 20:4, pp 496-512.

Woddis, Jane (2011) ‘Religious protest and its impact on cultural policy’, International Journal of Cultural Policy, 17:2, pp 209-224.

Other works

Woddis, Jane (2015) Talking About Cultural Value: Voices from the Arts Community
Practitioners' Views
https://warwick.ac.uk/research/warwickcommission/futureculture/resources/podcasts/summary/

Woddis, Jane (2005) Spear-carriers or speaking parts? : arts practitioners in the cultural policy process [PhD thesis]
http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/2591/1/WRAP_THESIS_Woddis_2005.pdf

Other roles and activities

2017 to date: Advisory Group member, Big Brum Theatre in Education–Paul Hamlyn Foundation Action-Research project: ‘More and Better’

2013 to date: Co-organiser, British Theatre Consortium: http://britishtheatreconference.co.uk/contact/

Jane Woddis