Joint Demos and CASE (Culture and Sport Evidence Programme) fellowship essay examining evidence in relation to public participation in culture and sport. Addresses the question: why should the state get involved in culture, and if it should, how?
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Published in 2009 by the DCMS, this is the companion document to the “A Passion for Excellence” Strategy. It reviews the impact of the strategy one year on.
Collection of essays by well-known arts leaders and thinkers on what it means for cultural policy if we are to lead “an expressive life.”
Including 2008-09 statistics, this analysis of Taking Part survey data on arts attendance in England is produced in partnership with Tak Wing Chan and John Goldthorpe from the University of Oxford.
Published by the Local Government Association in 2008, this is an official strategy document commissioned by the DCMS under the New Labour administration. It encourages local government working with local partners to improve quality of life, and improve delivery of cultural and sport services to local people.
Maps opportunities and barriers facing the African, Caribbean and Asian visual arts sector.
New Labour consultation paper which challenged cultural professionals and educationalists to provide a new and coherent direction for creative learning, and for encouraging creativity through culture.
Sonia Dyer questions assumptions about non-white artists, curators and administrators that shaped the diversity landscape at the time of writing, and suggests alternative ways forward.
The Conservative Party’s “Arts Task Force”’ submission to The Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Produced in 2007, the Task Force was Chaired by Sir John Tusa.
Demos document that argues that, more than ever before, culture has a vital role to play in international relations.
Argues that Government support for the Creative Industries is based on traditional models and is not fit for purpose for the new model creative economy.
Summary of the 2005–06 Future forecast programme, marking a-n’s 25th anniversary, presenting an overview of a comprehensive enquiry into the conditions of art production in the UK. The introduction contextualises the evidence within the current social and cultural climate, with the final section setting out a series of measures across five key areas that will enhance artists’ developments.
A proposed cultural strategy for rural England. Written circa 2010, it discusses the major issues relating to rural arts provision and funding.
Independent sectoral review of the visual arts commissioned by Arts Council England.
A proposed arts and cultural sector response to the new Rural Strategy.
Profile of the shared workspaces and related services used by visual artists and craftspeople in the Yorkshire and Humberside region in 2005.
Assessment of Museums, Libraries and Archives’ contribution to key social policy targets including regeneration, health and cultural diversity.
Strengthens the evidence base for the effectiveness of the arts within criminal justice by providing a clear account of evidence and theory base for the sector as of 2005; includes visual arts and film section.
In 2004, a-n commissioned a team from University of Newcastle to undertake research into context, attitudes and approaches to paying artists for their skills and services.
Written by consultant Adrian Ellis as a briefing towards a conference considering issues of sustainability for the arts in a time of rapid change.
Useful research summary on the social and economic impacts of culture, arts and sports. Produced by the Research and Economic Unit of the Scottish Executive Education Department in 2004. An update notes subsequent and additional documents that add to the literature.
Published by Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at Warwick University in 2004. Examines theoretical and practical issues related to ‘decentralisation’ in cultural policy in England.
In June 2004, Tessa Jowell, then Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, published a personal essay called Government and the Value of Culture, in which she asked, ‘How, in going beyond targets, can we best capture the value of culture?’ This document responds to Jowell’s essay, proposing a wholesale reshaping of the public funding of culture.
Academic report evaluating the impact of 14 different projects working within the social inclusion field.