The SPAR Research Team

SPAR’s research team is a broadly multi-disciplinary group involving individuals from the University of Regina, the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Melbourne.
This research project involves a broadly multi-disciplinary research team. With a strong base in the arts, particularly community-based art practice, the team also involves researchers with other types of backgrounds suited to a broader understanding of artist networks and connections between artists and their communities. The team includes individuals from sociology, sustainability studies, economics, health, aboriginal studies, geography and cultural mapping as well as individuals with experience in a range of relevant research approaches (quantitative and qualitative methodology, ethics).

Dr. Marnie BadhamMarnie Badham (Research Fellow, Centre for Cultural Partnerships, University of Melbourne) is an artist-researcher who works between Canada and Australia. Badham previously led the Regina-based Common Weal Community Arts. She remains active in the Saskatchewan arts community and social justice issues. Drawing from her background as the author of The Menace of Measurement: A Discussion about Arts Indicators (2010) and her experience as a community-based artist, she has assisted with the development of the goals and methods of this research program. Badham has helped to situate this project within international scholarly and public policy research on the arts and culture. Badham is also assisting with the analysis and knowledge mobilization of our research findings.

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