The New Urban Success: How Culture Pays

Working off the idea that cities that are culturally interesting tend to attract "the creative class" and end up being economically successful, the report mines data from the photo-sharing site Flickr to reveal that a combination of cultural capital and economic capital is indicative of neighborhood growth in terms of house prices, and improvements of socio-economic conditions.

Read More

Artful Living: Examining the Relationship between Artistic Practice and Subjective Wellbeing Across Three National Surveys

Examines the effects of amateur and professional artistic practice, using three American datasets. Concludes that there is strong support that artistic practice is associated with higher levels of life satisfaction, a more positive self image, less anxiety about change, a more tolerant and open approach to diverse others, and, in some cases, less focus on materialistic values and the acquisition of goods.

Read More

Building the Case for Business Support of the Arts

Research conducted by Business for the Arts, finds that more than half of Canadians favour businesses that invest in arts and culture. Canadians are more likely to choose arts and culture events over sports, and to keep up with this growing interest, business investment in the arts has increased by 49 per cent since 2008. Report includes a literature review on the benefits of arts engagement.

Read More

Cultural Transformations: The Impacts of Hull UK City of Culture 2017

Evaluation of Hull’s UK City of Culture year (2017), demonstrating positive social and economic outcomes. Reports that the over 2,800 events, cultural activities, installations and exhibitions attracted an audience of 5.3 million, with over 95% of Hull residents attending at least one cultural activity during the year.

Read More

UNESCO Culture for Development Indicators

Highlights the transformative power of culture as a driver or enabler of sustainable development through facts and figures, by unveiling challenges and by highlighting opportunities for the future. The CDIS implementation tools provide guidance for maximum policy impact through culture’s integration into development strategies. 

Read More

Culture Track 2017 Reports

New behaviours are driving digital engagement, loyalty, and giving. Measuring, proving, and articulating social impact has never been more important in the eyes of cultural consumers. Released in: a top-line deck, a top-line report, a supporting data document containing over two hundred graphs, and the raw data tables.

Read More

Warwick Commission 2015 Report on the Future of Cultural Value

The result of a 1 yr investigation by cultural leaders, supported by academics from the University of Warwick. The report argues that the Cultural and Creative Industries are an ecosystem and calls for joined-up policy making and a national plan for the sector that maximizes cultural, economic and social return.

Read More

Everyday Creativity - 64 Million Artists

Commissioned by Arts Council England and written by 64 Million Artists, this report looks at the role of Everyday Creativity in the cultural ecology. The work was delivered following the publication of the Warwick Commission Report into Cultural Value.

Read More