Keyword: neighbourhood

Using an 'Index of Access' to measure the geographic inquality of cultural amenities

This research was conducted by Alisa V. Moldavanova, Lauren Meloche and T. Lyke Thompson at Wayne State University, USA

Summary

This paper investigated the ways in which residents of Detroit, Michigan experienced different levels of ‘access to cultural amenities’ in the city. The research was prompted by inequities revealed by the …

Living near museums and galleries is important for overall cultural engagement

This research was conducted by Orian Brook at the University of Stirling, UK

Summary

A great deal of research has shown how cultural engagement is shaped by education, social class and ethnicity. However, much less attention has been given to the accessibility and appeal of cultural facilities themselves. This paper used …

By | 1 February 2016 |

Art spaces can act as community spaces

This research was conducted by Carl Grodach at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Summary

This research explored the role of community arts spaces in providing public space and in this way supporting community development. It provides a comprehensive inventory of community art spaces (such as artist cooperatives, ethnic-specific art …

By | 5 May 2015 |

Understanding ‘place’ in arts-driven urban development

This research was conducted by Carl Grodach and three other people at Queensland University of Technology, Australia; University of Southern California and University of Texas at Arlington, USA

Summary

Do location factors such as affordable rent, neighbourhood aesthetics, and demographic diversity always predict the formation of artistic clusters in the United …

By | 24 March 2015 |

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 |

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 |