Economic impacts of arts and culture

We understand the economic impact of arts and culture to mean specifically the benefit to the economy derived through employment within the cultural sector, export or sales of cultural goods and services, and activity within the cultural sector that has a broader commercial component or spin-off.

The summaries in this category are:

The economic impact of hosting a European Capital of Culture

This research was conducted by Andrej Srakar and Marilena Vecco at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Summary

This article looked at the impact on the Slovenian city of Maribor of being the 2012 European Capital of Culture. It found that the event boosted tourism and …

Establishing a European-style 'culture house' may boost elite culture at the expense of community arts

This research was conducted by Hanna Nyborg Storm at Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

Summary

This research looked at the impact of 52 ‘culture houses’ in Norwegian municipalities. These are high-profile anchor institutions which support (and act as the venue for) a mix of art forms. Specifically, the research aimed to find …

Artists can be public sector intrapreneurs

This research was conducted by Jessica Sherrod Hale and Joanna Woronkowicz at Indiana University Bloomington, USA

Summary

Artistic residencies are one way in which organisations can bring about fresh thinking and innovation. This paper describes the results of an experiment which tested whether ‘artists act as intrapreneurs’ by ‘solving a novel …

To indirectly support innovation, museums should concentrate on their core mission

This research was conducted by Chiara Dalle Nogare and Monika Murzyn-Kupisz at the University of Brescia, Italy and Jagiellonian University, Poland

Summary

Fostering innovation is not usually a stated goal of museums. However, it is increasingly common for museums and galleries to be categorised within the broader ‘cultural and creative industries …

How brand museums turn products into heritage

This research was conducted by Damien Chaney, Mathilde Pulh and Rémi Mencarelli at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne and two other institutions, France

Summary

This paper is about the museum of the Laughing Cow, the commercial brand of cheese manufactured by Bel Group. It shows how, through the use of a …

Using street art for sustainable urban tourism

This research was conducted by Montserrat Crespi-Vallbona and Oscar Mascarilla-Miró at the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

Summary

This paper looked at how ‘mature tourist destinations’ sustainably attract new and returning visitors who are increasingly seeking novel, active and affective experiences. They studied the ‘Open Air Street Gallery’ in Barcelona – an example …

The Social Return on Investment from a public art project

This research was conducted by Dina Refki and three others at University at Albany State University of New York, USA

Summary

This paper summarises an attempt to measure the Social Return on Investment (SROI) from a public art project in three cities in upstate New York. The project was designed ‘to …

Measuring the social return on investment of an art gallery

This research was conducted by Andrew Jackson and Richard McManus at Canterbury Christ Church University

Summary

The paper describes a project to measure the social impact of Turner Contemporary art gallery in Margate, UK during the 2015/16 financial year. The total investment by Turner Contemporary in the Lifelong Learning programme …

A vibrant cultural scene helps ensure a more efficient tourism sector

This research was conducted by Calogero Guccio, Domenico Lisi, Marco Martorana and Anna Mignos at the University of Catania, Italy

Summary

This paper looks at the relationship between levels of cultural engagement and the performance of tourist destinations in Italy. It found that the regions with higher levels of cultural activity …

The economic impact of a jazz festival in Italy

This research was conducted by Bruno Bracalentee, and five others at Perugia University, Italy

Summary

This paper examines the economic impact of a cultural event: the Umbria Jazz music festival. This study confronts the methodological challenges involved in estimating the number of visitors attracted by an event by using an impact …

By | 14 August 2018 |