Time, space and money

Photo of paint palette
31 May 2018

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.

DCMS calls for more research on diversity and place-making

Photo of question mark
23 May 2018

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.

In conversation: Researching cultural value

Photo of marching band
17 May 2018

Do we know more about the worth of the arts than we did 30 years ago or have we been going in circles? Researcher Patrycja Kaszynska and consultant Ian David Moss discuss researching the value of culture in the UK and the US.

The spillover effect

Photo of cup overflowing
15 Mar 2018

If we could fully understand the impact of arts and culture on wider society, would this change arts strategies and policies? Jonathan Vickery charts the progression of thinking on the ‘spillover’ effect.

Are we at last taking environmental issues more seriously?

Photo of dancer with juggling balls
15 Mar 2018

New research reveals a growing engagement with sustainability and other environmental issues in the arts sector – beyond the financial benefits. Chiara Badiali shares the findings.

New moves to halt decline of arts in primary schools

Photo of teacher and pupils
09 Mar 2018

Arts education professionals and politicians met this week as a first step to tackling the structural problems causing the arts to be neglected in many schools. 

Arts leaders more engaged in environmental action

Photo of Zena Edwards
09 Mar 2018

New research by Julie’s Bicycle finds arts organisations are saving money and boosting their reputations by adopting environmentally sustainable practices.

Rural England: is there an appetite for culturally diverse art?

Photo of a theatre elephant & actors
08 Feb 2018

New research found audiences in rural Lincolnshire are hungry for culturally diverse theatre and dance, but the provision isn’t there. Arya Madhavan and Sreenath Nair explore the issues.

An impact assessment playbook

Photo of sticky notes on wall
25 Jan 2018

Undertaking an impact assessment can be a daunting and complex task, but a new European project has developed a practical playbook to make it a whole lot simpler, writes Harry Verwayen.

Creative network seeks to tackle marginalisation in the arts

Photo of Tate Modern
17 Jan 2018

Tate and National Museum Wales will participate in a new project bringing together artists, arts organisations and youth workers to improve outreach work.

Research centre to make the case for the creative industries

Photo of colleagues working together
12 Dec 2017

The Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre will be tasked with delivering robust evidence around shared issues and concerns facing policy makers, businesses and other organisations in the sector.

Quality Metrics to go ahead under new name

Photo of tablet
05 Dec 2017

Although a supplier was chosen to deliver Arts Council England’s £2.7m quality evaluation programme, the procurement process is now being re-run after falling foul of EU rules.

Culture used by political figures to “exert power and control”

Photo of art at the UN
09 Nov 2017

Diplomats use exhibitions and other cultural events as core parts of their strategies to befriend and influence others, new research has found.

Collaborations between arts and academia benefit all

Kew Gardens
27 Oct 2017

A national assessment of UK research has found partnering with academics can inspire arts organisations and practitioners to create innovative new projects.

Progress is lovely

18 Sep 2017

Researcher Stephen Pritchard raises concerns that the latest evaluation of ACE’s Creative People and Places programme was based on fatally flawed methodology.

Research to shed light on audiences for contemporary arts

Photo of dancers performing
12 Sep 2017

A cross-artform project aims to address the challenge of encouraging people to engage with new or experimental work and find effective approaches to attracting and retaining audiences.

Study helps fill evidence gap around culture’s economic value

Photo of the Empowerment sculpture in Lincoln
22 Aug 2017

A Government-commissioned report has found evidence that culture, sport and heritage influence local place-shaping and help attract and retain businesses.

Research supports theory that arts can heal society

Volunteer attaching a wrist band to another person
04 Aug 2017

People who engage with the arts are more likely to be charitable donors and volunteers, a new study has found. 

Employment in culture up 20% in past five years

Photo of people on stage holding hands
03 Aug 2017

A boom in employment means the Government must prioritise the creative sector in Brexit negotiations, the Creative Industries Federation has said. 

Civically engaged arts leaders are “over-stretched”, inquiry finds

Photo of young people in gallery
13 Jul 2017

Arts organisations have a key role to play helping communities “come together, to learn, debate and celebrate” but they need more support, according to a new report from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

Pages

Subscribe to Research