This section is a central online resource on current research and thought on issues concerning arts funding around the world. It provides access to selected online publications - including reports, studies, analyses, conference proceedings and papers, case studies, articles, and transcripts of interviews, on such topics as:
Ø arts philanthropy
Ø social investment
Ø public and private funding policies / research
Ø creative industries and entrepreneurship
Ø artists' labor markets
Ø research on arts and cultural economics
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COMPENDIUM ON ARTS FUNDING
Field Scan Preliminary Report, prepared by Alan Brown and Claudia Bach, Grantmakers for the Arts, 2012.
"This report sets out practical guidance for any arts or cultural organisation thinking about conducting research into its economic benefits. In particular, it discusses four methods of measuring the value of a cultural organisation’s activities. A series of case studies explores the relative merits of each of the four approaches.” (…)
“There are therefore three types of impact stemming from the spending of arts organisations: direct impacts, such as spending on goods from local suppliers; indirect impacts, such as spending by audience members in local restaurants; and induced impacts – the ‘multiplied’ effects of this spending within the local economy." More...