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Heritage for development in South-East Europe (2014)

The essays in this book present, for the first time in published form, a systematic comparative overview of cultural heritage policy and its impact – specifically in the field of immovable heritage such as archaeological and historic sites – in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, “The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia”, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia. more >

Create: a journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture

Create, a journal looking at the value of arts and culture features a wide range of contributions from writers and artists, politicians to poets discussing the true impact that arts and culture can have on society. more >

Advocacy Toolkit

The Advocacy Toolkit is designed to help you reach out to audiences to tell a story about the value and impact of public investment in arts and culture, from both a local and national perspective. more >

Lanzamiento mundial de la 1era edición en español del Informe sobre la Economía Creativa

En el marco del Acuerdo de Cooperación en Materia Educativa, Cultural y Científica entre el Gobierno del Distrito Federal y la Organización de las Naciones Unidas para la Educación, la Ciencia y la Cultura (UNESCO), la Oficina de la UNESCO en México, en el marco del Abierto Mexicano de Diseño, llevó a cabo el lanzamiento mundial de la primera edición en español del Informe sobre la Economía Creativa. more >

Where is the evidence: realising the value of grey literature for public policy and practice

This paper discusses the ways in which the internet has profoundly changed how we produce, use and collect research and information for public policy and practice, particularly focusing on the benefits and challenges presented by grey literature (i.e. material produced and published by organisations without recourse to the commercial or scholarly publishing industry).  more >

The Art of Empathy: Celebrating Literature in Translation

Nineteen thought-provoking essays on the art of translation and its ability to help us understand other cultures and ways of thought by award-winning translators and publishers. Includes recommendations by the essayists of translations that they enjoyed reading. more >

Art and Conflict: The arts play a vital role in armed conflict

Art and Conflict is the result of a year-long research enquiry, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, exploring the extraordinary work of contemporary artists, activists and cultural organisations in the context of armed conflict, revolution and post-conflict. Bringing together a diverse range of perspectives, Art and Conflict aims to raise provocations and open up conversations within the arts, as well as across sectors and disciplines. more >

New Advocacy Tool - the Arts Ripple Effect

Produced by community cultural development network Castanet with the support of Arts Victoria and the Australian Council for the Arts, The Arts Ripple Effect: Valuing the Arts in Communities is a new publication that presents evidence and case studies that clearly set out the ways that supporting the arts in communities can generate important outcomes. more >

Perspective: Young Audiences

This new publication by VTi is intended to offer a survey of the wide range of performing arts for young audiences in Flanders. This English-language booklet contains an overview of the landscape and recent artistic developments, and an outline that provides an insight into the organisation of the landscape and the way performing arts for young audiences are made and appreciated. more >

How to talk about the impact of art

The Australia Council for the Arts is pleased to announce the publication of a new e-book which sets out the Artistic Vibrancy Framework, and how to have a genuine, meaningful discussion about the artistic health of arts organisations.  more >

"Memorias del diplomado en desarrollo cultural y políticas públicas"

El libro del diplomado producto de la coordinación entre SECUM, la Facultad de Filosofía y la Facultad de Economía se presentará el 30 de octubre en la sala MAPECO de la Casa de la Cultura. more >

Encuesta de Hábitos y Prácticas Culturales

Se incluye en este apartado información relativa a la Encuesta de Hábitos y Prácticas Culturales en España, operación estadística de periodicidad cuatrienal elaborada por el Ministerio perteneciente al Plan Estadístico Nacional.   more >

2014 UNESCO Report on Gender Equality and Culture

The UNESCO report on Gender Equality, Heritage and Creativity demonstrates the need to enhance debate, research and awareness-raising regarding equal rights, responsibilities and opportunities for women and men, girls and boys in the areas of heritage and creativity. more >

Artists and cultural workers in Canada's provinces and territories

A previous report in the Statistical Insights on the Arts series (A Statistical Profile of Artists and Cultural Workers in Canada) showed that there are 136,600 artists in Canada who spent more time at their art than at any other occupation in May of 2011 (which is when the National Household Survey data were collected). The number of artists represents 0.78% of the overall Canadian labour force. Vol. 12 No. 3
October 22, 2014 
Report funded by the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council


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The value of arts and culture to people and society – an evidence review

This English literature review was intended as a summary of “the strength of the evidence base between 2010–13 about the economic, social, health and wellbeing, education, lifelong learning and environmental impacts and outcomes of arts and culture in England”. Based on the 90 reports examined, the literature review found that the “arts and culture play an important role in promoting social and economic goals through local regeneration, attracting tourists, the development of talent and innovation, improving health and wellbeing, and delivering essential services”. more >

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