Arts Council England will employ nine people to each look after a region of England and provide advice and tailored digital support to organisations across the country.
Approaches to assessing cultural value are stuck in a financially reductionist ‘value = money’ orbit. We should be examining people’s experiences of culture, and the meaning that comes from those experiences, says Julian Meyrick.
The economic model for those performing in or running small music venues is unviable, the DCMS Committee was told.
What are the characteristics, interests and motivations of the over-65 demographic? Lucie Fitton reveals all.
Baker Richards helped the Royal Opera House kick-start a revolution in evidence-based marketing that increased revenues by £400,000 in six months. Tim Baker talked to Lucy Sinclair about the value of using data to drive decision-making.
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.
Wales takes a lead as arts professionals across all the countries of the UK are urged to take part in research that will shed light on low pay and earnings in the cultural sector.
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.
Data from the Government’s Taking Part survey also suggests that 2017/18 saw record levels of arts engagement in England as a whole, though changes to the questionnaire could be skewing the findings.
How can an arts organisation be sure it is working with schools that represent the community? Lucie Fitton and Ashleigh Hibbins suggest combining arts, population and schools data.
Arts Council England attributes the majority of the unprecedented 16.6 million fall to a drop in exhibition visitor numbers, but has declined to give details of how it arrived at these figures.
The 800k drop reported between 2017 and 2018 was due to errors in technology installed by research company Ipsos Retail Performance, which also provides services for other cultural organisations in the UK.
“The largest set of aggregated data on cultural engagement anywhere in the world” is being made available for academic researchers.
The research centre will aim to “pre-empt the needless wheel-spinning, data-churning and combative cross-talking that has characterised much of the past debate” about cultural value.
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.
91 companies and organisations in the UK were supported by Creative Europe last year, receiving 10% of the scheme’s total funds.
The country’s culture was ranked second globally, remaining behind the US and ahead of France and Germany.
15 employees will be affected by the closure of Culture Republic, following the loss of its annual funding from Creative Scotland.