Value of Arts

Today's world is obsessed with measuring the impact of every field of public (subsidised) activity. Does your project entail spending public money? Then be prepared to justify its value with numbers and facts.

While numerous studies reveal the power of culture in driving economic growth and creating jobs, it is difficult to quantify the intangible impacts of arts.

 

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This publication collects relevant evidence substantiating the impact of culture across a range of EU policy fields. The evidence included in this impact review demonstrates without doubt the EU added value of culture and the subsequent need to properly support the cultural ecosystem.
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Public condemnation, prohibition from working, repressions, prosecution, trial and imprisonment, forced exile, ban for travel, economic censorship are mechanisms through which authoritarian regimes silence free speech and artistic expression. This session presented the cases of censorship from Turkey, Poland, and Iran, which revealed the graveness of the situation today.
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This IETM Brussels session was an attempt to cast aside all the doubts, disbelief and frustrations regarding the EU’s cultural policy, and to take a courageous look into the further, deeper future. Panelists and participants allowed themselves to dream and envisage what should be the right place, role and resources for culture and the arts within the European project.
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Having followed the Commission’s high-level conference on the future MFF-framework on 8-9 January 2018 as well as discussions in the European Parliament, the European Alliance for Culture and the Arts calls on the European institutions and Members States to ensure substantial support for culture, the arts and heritage within the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF).
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This IETM Brussels session has explored the tensions between the artist as both a romantic outsider and an activist insider. Each panelist had an experience in engaging with civic movements: some from recent years, others – for decades, some on a local level, others on an international one.
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Through the professional experiences of five different arts professionals, from different continents, states, fields and practices, the IETM Brussels session "Relocalising Artistic Practices" tried to seek new opportunities to rethink the local outside the populist nationalistic paradigm and to reinvent the international without the unification of the globalised culture.
A gathering at Los Angeles's Kirk Douglas Theatre to dicuss the findings of the Triple Play study of new-play audiences. (Photo by Victoria Bailey)
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In the middle part of the last century, the nation’s big advertising firms started hiring behavioral experts with Ph.D.s in psychology under the assumption that advertising might be more effective if the firms knew something about what made consumers tick. While they may have been looking for concrete answers, what they found instead was that buyer behavior changes as fast as the tides.
Study visit in Dundee. © Culture for Cities and Regions
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Today, the analysis of global transformation rarely stresses the cultural dimension. It is rather focused on technology (digital networks, artificial intelligence, genetic manipulation, the Internet of Things for instance), climate change, population growth or economic sustainability. This shows a tendency to attribute historical development mainly to economic, technological, business and demographic factors – as if ideas, creations, institutions and culture played little role in major global change.
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The Global Report series has been designed to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005). It provides evidence of how this implementation process contributes to attaining the United Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and targets.
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History can be a contentious subject, especially when it comes to determining how and what we remember. That’s especially true in Argentina, which is still trying to come to terms with the legacy of its period of military rule in the 1970s and 80s, which resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of citizens.

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