Arts Council England has just published a new report entitled ‘Understanding the value and impacts of cultural experiences’, consisting of a literature review that the US arts consultancy WolfBrown produced for ACE. Dave O’Brien’s guest post reviews the report and looks at it in the context of what is now a rich and diverse research […]
‘Cultural value’ is shaping up to become the issue to keep us cultural policy people busy for the foreseable future. After all, the very existence of a set of cultural policies is predicated on the notion of cultural value, and the belief in the social importance of its preservation and nurturing. Yet, although how to articulate value […]
This is a blog and online resource curated by Dr Eleonora Belfiore of the University of Warwick. It aims to provide a platform for exploration and discussion of 'cultural value' for researchers, cultural administrators, creative practitioners, policy makers, the general public and all those who believe that we need a refreshed debate on the place of the arts and culture in society which does not rely on economic value as a proxy for cultural value.