How to Join - click for details

Sign up for our regular website bulletin

Click here and sign up to receive our regular arts news digest by email



Look here for posts about…


ArtsDevUK Partners

Arts Development UK Insurance Scheme - click for details

  a-n The Artists Information Company - click for details

a-n The Artists Information Company



Voluntary Arts - click for details

Arts Council England to fund research into evidencing the impact of arts & culture

ACEArts Council England (ACE) has announced it will launch a research grants programme this autumn after a new report revealed gaps in the evidence for the impact of arts and culture on the economy, society, education, and health and wellbeing. The Value of Arts and Culture to People and Society report is a review of the research and evidence already available that demonstrate the importance of arts and culture on society. But the report acknowledges that most of the studies reviewed “cannot establish causality between arts and culture and the wider societal impacts”. It says there is a need for larger sample sizes, longitudinal studies and experimental methods.

ACE will launch a research grants programme in the autumn and is calling for cultural organisations and others to develop research proposals that will improve the evidence base. More details on the programme will be available in due course. The arts council said it would also be commissioning research into equality and diversity issues across the sector, and whether arts and cultural policy disadvantages some socio-economic groups.