Current projects include the evaluation of cultural programmes funded by Birmingham City Council, between 2017 to the end of 2018. The research and evaluation explores issues behind the underrepresentation of Black, Asian and minority ethnic cultural leaders within Birmingham’s arts sector.
In 2018, Annette completed a commission from Arts Connect to address inequalities in children and young people accessing and engaging in arts and cultural opportunities across the West Midlands. The project includes creating a ‘method’ to collect and analyse best practice by co-creating a tool to measure progress and plan future provision.
Since 2016, Annette has led evaluations for RE:Present16 and ASTONish programmes, contributing to an understanding of barriers and lack of opportunities for individuals from ‘diverse’ backgrounds to progress into positions of leadership in Birmingham’s cultural industries. Annette has led the evaluation of Foot in the Door, an apprenticeships programme for diverse young people. In partnership with University of Birmingham, Annette worked with a research assistant to map diversity and cultural leadership across the region, a project commissioned by Andy Street, Mayor for West Midlands Combined Authority.
Annette completed a Ph.D (2015) at the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies, at the University of Warwick, exploring the cultural worker’s experience of entrepreneurship. Annette’s current research is concerned with inequalities in the cultural workforce, specifically with gender and BAME cultural workers, as a focus for interrogating cultural policy. Annette’s research includes project management and producing evaluation reports for various clients including Birmingham City Council, as part of the M&E Lab team of researchers.
Naudin, A. and Patel, K. (eds) (2020) Craft Entrepreneurship. London: Rowman & Littlefield.
*Naudin, A. (2018) Cultural Entrepreneurship: The cultural worker’s experience of Entrepreneurship. London: Routledge.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
*Naudin, A., Harte, D. and Long, P. (2019) Teaching the creative economy: pedagogues, policymakers, intermediaries and creative workers in the classroom, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, special edition, (ed) O’Connor, J.
Naudin, A. and Patel, K. (2018) Entangled Expertise: Women’s use of social media in entrepreneurial work, European Journal of Cultural Studies.
Naudin, A. (2017) Cultural Entrepreneurs: Identity and ‘becoming’ a cultural entrepreneur, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Venturing, 9 (3): 209-226.
*Carey, C and Naudin, A (2006) Enterprise Curriculum for Creative Industries Students, Education and Training, 47, 518-531.
Chapters in edited volume
Naudin, A (forthcoming) 'Cultural Entrepreneurship: ethnicity and migrant communities' for (eds) Comunian, R.; Faggian, A., Heinonen, J.,&Wilson, N. (EDS.) (Forthcoming) A Modern Guide to the Creative Economy. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
Naudin, A (2021) 'Cultural Entrepreneurship; barriers, and challenges for ethnic and immigrant communities' for (eds) Horvath, I. and Dechamp, G. L'entrepreneuriat dans less secteurs de l'art et de la culture, Editions EMS.
Naudin, A.and Long, P. (2019) 'Producing Values: Impact Hub Birmingham as Co-Working and Social Innovation Space' for (eds) Gill, R., Pratt, A., Virani, T. Creative Hubs in Question: Dynamics of Virtual Work. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham.
*Naudin, A. (2013) 'Media enterprise in higher education: a laboratory for learning' in Ashton, D and Noonan, C. (eds.) Cultural Work and Higher Education. Palgrave Macmillan.
Naudin, A. (2016) RE:Present evaluation report.
Naudin, A. (2017) ASTONish evaluation report.
*Hart, N., and Naudin, A. (2018) Foot in the Door Evaluation report.
Hart, N. and Naudin, A. (2018) Cultural and Landscapes report.
Amery, L., Naudin, A. and Turner, J. (2019) Birmingham City Council BAME evaluation report.