Keyword: economic

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 …

Travel purpose and expenditure of tourists to Amsterdam

This research was conducted by Ruben van Loon and Jan Rouwendal at VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Summary

This paper reports on the expenditure patterns of urban tourists by analysing Amsterdam visitor surveys between 2006 to 2011. The results show that most tourists who visit Amsterdam primarily visit for the city …

By | 5 March 2018 |

Instilling innovation: an economic defence of arts and crafts

This research was conducted by Rex LaMore and eight others at Michigan State University, USA

Summary

This study examined the artistic experiences of many scientific and technological innovators. Arts education and training can foster one’s ability to innovate – which the authors refer to as 'creative capacity' – in an economically significant …

By | 22 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 |

The economic impact of music festivals is determined by size and location

This research was conducted by Melville Saayman and Andrea Saayman at North-West University, South Africa

Summary

This paper examined the economic impact of arts festivals in South Africa and found that the size of the economic impact was related to the size and location of the town hosting the event. This …

By | 10 April 2014 |

Salamanca, Capital of Culture 2002, generated an economic impact of €701.5m

This research was conducted by Luis César Herrero, José Ángel Sanz, María Devesa, Ana Bedate and María José del Barrio at the University of Valladolid, Spain

Summary

The paper analysed a range of data to calculate the economic impact of the European Capital of Culture coming to Salamanca in the Castilla …

By | 10 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 |