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Understanding the value and impacts of cultural experiences

Date:21 July 2014

The Arts Council wants arts and culture to reach more people, but we also want to increase the depth and quality of their cultural experience. But do we understand what people actually value from their experience of arts and culture?

Over the past decade there has been lively debate about what these impacts are and about how they might be captured. Likewise, many have attempted to clarify the exact value that cultural organisations bring to the people they reach out to and the communities they serve.

To help us understand how others have considered this debate, we commissioned WolfBrown to undertake an international literature review with a particular focus on how individuals value their cultural experiences.