Neighbourhood impacts of arts and culture

Neighbourhood impacts of arts and culture include the degree to which people feel they live in a vibrant area as a result of a concentration of cultural assets, the way in which neighbourhoods rely on culture to provide links between residents and communities, and the ways in which culture has been used to regenerate areas of towns and cities.

The summaries in this category are:

The use of arts and creativity in place branding strategy

This research was conducted by Waldemar Cudny, Roberta Comunian and Anita Wolaniuk at the Jan Kochanowski University, Poland and two other institutions

Summary

Place branding is increasingly common, and this paper examines how the post-industrial city of Łódź in Poland has devised a branding strategy to combine its complex heritage …

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 views of venue managers in a live music destination undergoing change

This research was conducted by Nicholas Carah and five others at the University of Queensland and three other institutions, Australia

Summary

This research examined live music venues in Fortitude Valley, an inner-city neighbourhood in Brisbane, Australia. The neighbourhood has undergone rapid change, from a diverse mix of venues and live music …

Music preferences map onto economic and political divides in America

This research was conducted by Charlotta Mellander, Richard Florida, Peter J. Rentfrow and Jeff Potter at Jönköping University, Sweden and three other institutions

Summary

This paper looked at the musical preferences of people living in 95 of the largest urban areas in the US in order to arrive at an area-level …

The positive and negative impacts of a cultural festival

This research was conducted by Marco Scholtz, Pierre-Andre Viviers and Limpho Maputsoe at North-West University, South Africa

Summary

This paper analysed the social impact of the Macufe Festival in Bloemfontein, South Africa. It is one of Africa’s largest festivals, running over 10 days and attracting 140,000 people each year …

Pursuing social cohesion via the arts in rural communities

This research was conducted by Hanne Otte at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Summary

This paper examined arts engagement in the Netherlands, particularly in the rural province of Drenthe. Through a series of interviews and surveys it arrived at two main findings. The first finding was a correlation between experiencing ‘confirmative …

What makes for a cultural and creative city

This research was conducted by Valentina Montalto and three others at the European Commission

Summary

This paper describes the work that went in to creating the Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor (a project of the European Commission designed to identify the indicators that reveal the key components of a cultural or …

Reducing violence through music in Colombia

This research was conducted by Jonathan Daniel Gómez-Zapata, Luis César Herrero-Prieto and Beatriz Rodríguez-Prado at the National University of Colombia in Medellin and the University of Valladolid, Spain

Summary

This paper examines the economic and social impact generated by the Medellin Music School Network. The programme comprised 27 music schools concentrated …

Cultural amenities attract highly skilled workers

This research was conducted by Oliver Falck and three others at the University of Munich and other universities

Summary

This research looked at German data to demonstrate that cultural amenities play an important role in attracting highly skilled workers to a location. This leads to yet more highly skilled people moving …

By | 19 November 2018 |

Participatory art projects can be catalysts for developing community

This research was conducted by Seana S. Lowe at the University of Colorado, USA

Summary

Calculating the value of community arts projects is a tricky task. In an attempt to better understand the impact such projects can have on participants, this paper looked in detail at two initiatives that took place …

By | 28 August 2018 |