Keyword: employment

How unemployment affects cultural spending

This research was conducted by Javier Gardeazabal and Eduardo Polo‐Muro at University of the Basque Country, Spain

Summary

This paper explores the impact of unemployment on household spending on culture (specifically cinema and performing arts, museums and other exhibits, and books). The research found that when someone became unemployed their …

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 …

Factors that shape the frequency of attending arts and heritage activities

This research was conducted by Mart Willekens and John Lievens at Ghent University, Belgium

Summary

This paper assesses the role of cultural capital, economic and social factors and time pressure on engaging in arts and heritage activities. It also analyses the difference between non-attendees and attendees, as well as the frequency …

By | 9 March 2017 |

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 |