Keyword: subsidy

The factors that influence local government spending on culture

This research was conducted by Michael Getzner at Vienna University of Technology, Austria

Summary

Public authorities in Austria spend more on culture than the European average. At the time of this paper’s publication, Austrian municipalities spent ‘about €93 per capita a year for cultural affairs (approximately four per cent of …

Subsidised performances are more innovative and imaginative

This research was conducted by Joshua Edelman and Maja Šorli at the University of London, UK and the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Summary

Findings from a study conducted in 2014 indicate that subsidised performances were considered more challenging than commercial performances. Amateur performances were rated of lower quality but participants …

By | 14 December 2015 |

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 |