Keyword: major events

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 …

Cultural mega-events can adversely affect local residents

This research was conducted by Lasse Steiner, Bruno Frey and Simone Hotz at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Summary

This paper looked at what happens to people when their region hosts the European Capital of Culture (ECOC). Such events often involve a great deal of public investment, a programme of activity …

By | 22 February 2016 |

Using mega events to increase profile and reach audiences

This research was conducted by Duncan Low and Peter V. Hall at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.

Summary

This paper looks at the benefits of hosting a Cultural Olympiad for different kinds of arts organisations in the host city. It takes Vancouver 2010 as an example and argues that …

By | 11 December 2014 |

The role of the arts in event-led regeneration policies

This research was conducted by Beatriz García at the University of Glasgow

Summary

This paper argues that event-led urban regeneration strategies do not necessarily lead to the development of sustainable arts programming. It recommends a more balanced and locally embedded approach towards city renewal through arts and culture. The paper features …

By | 11 December 2014 |

How European Capitals of Culture attempt to stimulate growth

This research was conducted by Greg Richards at Tilburg University, The Netherlands.

Summary

Event-led regeneration policies – and in particular the European Capital of Culture programme – have become popular elements of urban and economic policy. The paper reviews the history and development of the European Cultural Capital event, and analyses the extent …

By | 11 December 2014 |