CDRN members

Culture Data &
Research Network


CDRN operates independently of any research or data agency, database provider or funding body and is managed by a voluntary steering group. The steering group balances the network with other commitments both at work and at home. They are learning as they go and as the network continues to develop.

In the interest of fostering an open and welcoming environment, we pledge to make participation in our network and our community a harassment-free experience for everyone. We ask that all members adhere to our Code of Conduct.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the arts, cultural and heritage sectors. Many organisations went into consultation and there have been redundancies across the sectors as a direct result of the crisis. The steering group recognises that some of those who left their roles may have registered as a Sole Trader or a Limited Company and we don’t wish to exclude them as members due to the circumstances of the past two years. Therefore, we took the decision to include them on the condition that they have been doing so less than 2 years and have previously worked in a public facing institution within the arts, cultural and heritage sector.

Once your membership has been processed, you will receive:

  • A password to the members’ area of this website
  • An invitation to join the CDRN LinkedIn group
  • A invitation to join the CDRN Slack channel

If you don’t receive an invite to join these groups, or you forget the password to the members area of the website, please email the CDRN steering group.

This members only page is a place we envisage that members can network online, ask for informal advice, discuss and debate trends, share resources and news, and, if Sole Trader/Limited Company post about the services you offer.

This is our virtual HQ, curated by the CDRN steering group, where everyone can communicate. In this members only space, dedicated topic channels serve as a place to spread best practice and post more subject-specific questions. These will be guided by the interests of the network, and members can subscribe to topic channels they’re interested in, and ignore those they aren’t.

Why not join? It’s the best way of keeping up with CDRN, making new connections and getting the most out of your membership.