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We publish Measuring the economic benefits of arts and culture

  • Date: 3 May 2012
  • Area: National
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We have published Measuring the economic benefits of arts and culture, a report commissioned by Arts Council England and written by BOP Consulting.

The report aims to provide arts and cultural organisations with guidance about undertaking or commissioning studies into the economic benefits of their work, and the information needed to apply research methodologies in appropriate and consistent ways.

It uses case studies to illustrate the benefits and limitations of different approaches to measuring economic contribution.

The Arts Council is keen to help increase the understanding of research on the economic benefits of the arts, museums and libraries. Understanding the economic contribution of the organisations we fund is both an important advocacy tool and is crucial to our goal of making the arts more sustainable.

Organisations which can demonstrate their economic contribution can use this evidence to make the case for local and sub-regional funding and to understand how to extend their impact.

Read Measuring the economic benefits of arts and culture in the Advice and guidance section of our website.