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Over 70% of respondents now working in music, the visual arts or museums/heritage come from households where the main income earner worked in a professional or senior managerial occupation.
The economic output from the cultural sector is now just under £30bn, having grown by 7.3% in one year.
When invited to carry out a creative evaluation of the first three years of Creative People and Places, Sarah Butler decided that the best approach was to have fun.
The first piece of research from the AHRC-backed Policy and Evidence Centre says that creative attributes are a better predictor of growth than other transferable skills.
James Doeser dissects the convictions underpinning Meyrick et al’s contempt for proliferating attempts to measure and quantify the value of the arts.
The institution will champion non-drug treatments and create a body of knowledge to support healthcare workers.
A new survey finds that 43% of women with caring responsibilities would increase their working hours if “adequate” childcare was available.
The arts are important because they matter to us, and any attempts to further justify them lead to an impoverished and less human life, says Carter Gillies.
More than nine in ten adults either attended a cultural event or place, or participated in a cultural activity in 2017.
Funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council will also support a new Policy and Evidence Centre, aiming to improve decision-making in the creative industries.
Arts organisations are under growing pressure to demonstrate social impact. Emma Taylor-Collins explains how they can gain robust, high quality evidence to measure their success.
By taking a robust approach to understanding the social class make-up of the workforce, the cultural sector can address entrenched inequalities. Dave O’Brien suggests a way forward.
“The largest set of aggregated data on cultural engagement anywhere in the world” is being made available for academic researchers.
Three outer city venues around Leeds were found to have generated committed core audiences in areas perceived as barren.
Americans online talked more about Adele than Brexit, even in the month after the UK voted to leave the European Union.
Counting What Counts Ltd has won the £2.3m contract to deliver the quality measurement system that England’s larger arts organisations will use from October.
The data will be used by Arts Council England to inform a £24m investment in new areas through its Creative People and Places programme.
A research project examining Leicester’s 24 arts festivals uncovered interesting insights into audience behaviour and preferences. Richard Fletcher discusses the findings.
Many artists find it difficult to sustain their practice early on in their careers. Nicola Sim shares the findings of her research into how arts organisations and funders can best support them.
Senior arts researchers have hit back at a report implying knowledge gaps in key policy areas, saying it highlights the Department’s limited awareness of existing research literature and lack of institutional memory.