Let’s put this out there right at the start. I think it is nothing short of fantasy to suggest that standardised metrics and aggregated data can deliver a form of benchmarking that will give Arts Council England (ACE) an overview of the quality of the work its funds.
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I speak from experience. In 2003 I was the lead consultant on an exploratory research project that the Scottish Arts... more