This literature review was commissioned by the newly established National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange (NCACE). NCACE is led by The Culture Capital Exchange with regional partners around the country and funded by Research England. The new centre has been established to facilitate and better support capacity for Knowledge Exchange (KE) between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) and the arts and cultural sector across the UK, with a particular focus on evidencing and showcasing the social, cultural, environmental and economic impacts, as well as realising and communicating the potential of KE with the arts and culture sector. The core purpose of this brief literature review is to provide an overview of the nature of the literature itself relating to the field of Knowledge Exchange between universities and arts organisations and practitioners in order to contribute to NCACE’s emerging Evidencing and Impact activities. It provides an overview and analysis of a sampling of 67 different academic and nonacademic research materials including: 19 journal articles, 3 book chapters, 15 reports, 13 blog entries, 12 websites, 2 lectures and 3 handbooks. The materials cover different models of KE involving academic researchers, arts and culture sector organisations and practitioners who work in fields such as film, theatre, literature, fine art, photography, dance and music.