Excellent paper that articulates the value of and challenges facing small visual arts organisations. Essential reading.
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Widely adopted breakdown of arts audiences into thirteen different “segments” for marketing use by organisations and local authorities.
Exploring the effect of the economic recession on the livelihoods of artists in terms of access to employment and career opportunities.
Builds on the case for diversity as culturally productive for artists, audiences and communities, and positions diversity as a way to increase the adaptive resilience of organisations, making them less vulnerable to unexpected change.
Commissioned by Arts Council England and the Turning Point Network (as it was then) to assist visual arts organisations in reviewing and strengthening their own business model in a climate where public funding is not secure.
Formal research report to DCMS recommending using Treasury accepted economic tools as basis for measuring cultural value.
A strategic framework for the arts.
Demos report providing a snapshot of the third sector’s ability to measure and communicate the social value of the services it provides.
Thoughtful paper by ex Director of ACE- North East, presenting his list of eight attributes required for organisations to be adaptive and resilient.
Substantial document from the Crafts Council analysing the size, scope and contribution of the crafts sector, which is shown to have a market that is bigger than that for fine art.
Overview of findings from the Taking Part survey of 2008-09.
A review of research and literature to inform the Arts Council’s 10 year strategic framework.
Thoughtful nuanced paper discussing the under-capitalisation of medium-sized arts and cultural organisations, and the “radical” changes required to address this situation.
Put together by MMM, provides case stories to illustrate a range of non-grant financial mechanisms that can be used by creative practitioners and organisations.
Impacts 08 was a joint research initiative of the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, which from 2005-2010 evaluated the social, cultural, economic and environmental effects of Liverpool’s hosting the European Capital of Culture title in 2008.
Findings from the first three years of the Taking Part survey.
In the context of entrenched misunderstandings between economists and arts policymakers, leaders and funders, this paper offers a provocative reconsideration of “outdated and poorly-informed prejudices” which lie behind this divide.
2008 study by Cockpit Arts and Cities Institute at London Metropolitan University exploring business activity and performance in the craft sector.
A review of the changing face of work for visual artists using a-n’s regularly researched and published information on jobs and opportunities. Presents an analysis of the key findings for 2007, concentrating on the work areas tracked since 1989, and opportunities such as fellowships, commissions, competitions, exhibitions and residencies.
Maps opportunities and barriers facing the African, Caribbean and Asian visual arts sector.
DCMS commissioned review of the system of public sector funding for the arts and how it can encourage excellence, risk-taking and innovation. Examines how artistic excellence can encourage wider and deeper engagement with the arts by audiences.
The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) response to the Scottish Funding Council’s request for advice on Scotland’s position in research relevant to the creative industries.
Summary of process, discussion and conclusions of Arts Council England’s Arts Debate programme from 2006.
Written by the author of ‘Size Matters’, this essay indicates some useful routes for a progression from creative to commercial value, using examples to illustrate some practical methods and outcomes.
Part of the evidence base for the New Labour Creative Economy Programme, commissioned from The Work Foundation by DCMS in 2007.