Art and culture give us joy, make us healthier, let us reflect and help us empathise
Our research programme aims to increase our knowledge and understanding about the impact of art and culture on people’s lives.
Through research and evaluation, we produce evidence and intelligence that supports art and culture organisations to improve their practice and to demonstrate the impact they are having.
Our research also helps to inform art and culture policy, and the Arts Council’s investment activity.
We use evaluation and research to understand the impact of our work
Our research helps us to improve our understanding of how and why people engage with the arts
Our research focusing on children and young people
Art and culture have always been important in building and shaping places and communities where people want to live
We want the art and culture sector to be both innovative and resilient
Find out more about our approach to research