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:

Four types of arts-based community development

This research was conducted by Rhonda Phillips at the University of Florida, USA [Now at Purdue University, USA]

Summary

This paper identifies four general types of arts-based community development programme: arts business incubators, arts cooperatives, tourist venues and comprehensive approaches. Each is illustrated with a shot vignette from a location in ...

By | 16 April 2014 |

Capitalising on the public value of the arts in Denver, Colorado

This research was conducted by Elizabeth L. McClearn at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA

Summary

This paper tells the story of what happened in Denver, Colorado after the local population voted to approve a small local sales tax to directly fund the arts. This was a popular move that bolstered the ability ...

By | 14 April 2014 |

Successful cultural districts increase employment and income

This research was conducted by Douglas S. Noonan at Indiana University-Purdue University, USA

Summary

The paper takes a look at the impacts that ‘cultural districts’ had on their neighbourhoods, towns and cities. Specifically the research analysed data from 99 cultural districts in the US to examine whether cultural districts increased income ...

By | 11 April 2014 |

Culture makes neighbourhoods more affluent and desirable places to live

This research was conducted by Mark J. Stern and Susan C. Seifert at the University of Pennsylvania, USA

Summary

This paper characterised neighbourhoods in Philadelphia and founds that a concentration of cultural assets can lead to a variety of other benefits. The authors took a range of data from surveys, box-office ...

By | 5 December 2013 |