Lengthy 204 page academic report that takes on and examines the “sacred cows” of the common cultural value claims. Bringing together 70 original pieces of work, amongst other conclusions it finds that arts and culture: helps shape reflective individuals and participation in arts and culture may produce engaged citizens; and allows that arts in education has been shown to contribute in important ways to factors that underpin learning. But it questions the impact of major cultural buildings in urban regeneration and questions the validity and significance of economic impact studies. The best document currently accessible on this topic and a must-read.
- Geoffrey Crossick, Patrycja Kaszynska