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CULTURAL VALUE PROJECT
Professor Geoffrey Crossick
Director, AHRC Cultural Value Project
AHRC Subject Associations Meeting...
Why the Cultural Value Project?
• AHRC’s work on measuring cultural value
• Past efforts driven by political imperative
• ...
The broader approach
• Value to individuals & society of all arts & culture
publicly-funded, commercial, 3rd-sector, amate...
The components – for now at least (1)
• Reflective individual and engaged citizen
fundamental experience of arts/culture a...
The components – for now at least (2)
• Health, physical & mental
therapeutic and clinical interventions
longer-term healt...
The challenge of evaluation
• How evaluate arts/culture value across components?
• Appropriate methodologies & forms of ev...
The range of disciplines needed
• Creative disciplines
• Full breadth of humanities disciplines
• Social sciences
eg econo...
Where has project reached?
• Started Sept 2012 – Report c. April 2015
• Breadth of welcome and interest
UK – town meetings...
Harnessing research imagination
• Importance of first, open funding call
harnessing imagination of research community
• 16...
Second-phase funding
• Many gaps to fill if objectives for Report to be met
• Second-phase funding far more focused
• Emph...
Challenge of the Cultural Value
Project• Objective is understanding – a research goal
+ more grown-up conversations on val...
AHRC Cultural Value Project
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• Director: Professor Geoffrey Crossick
•Project Researcher: Dr Patrycja Kaszynska
• http://...
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  1. 1. CULTURAL VALUE PROJECT Professor Geoffrey Crossick Director, AHRC Cultural Value Project AHRC Subject Associations Meeting 26 September 2013 1
  2. 2. Why the Cultural Value Project? • AHRC’s work on measuring cultural value • Past efforts driven by political imperative • Value of arts and culture increasingly discussed • Need for more ambitious & broader approach • Research not advocacy 2
  3. 3. The broader approach • Value to individuals & society of all arts & culture publicly-funded, commercial, 3rd-sector, amateur •Breadth of arts and cultural activities art to theatre, music to literature, film to design incl. museums & heritage incl. digital consumption/co-production; and home • Start: value located in arts and cultural experience • Framework approach components methodologies & evidence 3
  4. 4. The components – for now at least (1) • Reflective individual and engaged citizen fundamental experience of arts/culture at root of this? • Benefits to economy arts & cultural environment and creative industries innovation & cultural environment economic impact • Communities, regeneration and space urban regeneration, community arts cultural assets and neighbourhoods rural communities 4
  5. 5. The components – for now at least (2) • Health, physical & mental therapeutic and clinical interventions longer-term health impact arts engagement professional and informal carers ageing • Wellbeing subjective measures + capabilities approach place of culture • Culture, understanding and international relationships cultural engagement & trust, ‘soft power’ 5
  6. 6. The challenge of evaluation • How evaluate arts/culture value across components? • Appropriate methodologies & forms of evidence • Evaluate not measure no necessary hierarchy quantitative & qualitative issue is appropriateness and rigour though will explore meta-methodologies & big data • Case studies identify and develop methodologies 6
  7. 7. The range of disciplines needed • Creative disciplines • Full breadth of humanities disciplines • Social sciences eg economics, ethnography, sociology • Sciences eg cognitive psychology, neuroscience, medicine • Working across disciplines for understandings and for methodologies • All to answer fundamental arts & humanities question 7
  8. 8. Where has project reached? • Started Sept 2012 – Report c. April 2015 • Breadth of welcome and interest UK – town meetings March 2013 cultural organisations international • We’ve held workshops to shape thinking • Open funding call March 2013 – 168 applications • Next funding call out early October 8
  9. 9. Harnessing research imagination • Importance of first, open funding call harnessing imagination of research community • 168 applications, 43 awards 11 Critical Reviews, 32 Research Development Awards • Wide distribution of HEIs 31 HEIs, all parts of sector • Range of PI disciplines • Many partners in cultural and other sectors • Impressive range of topics 9
  10. 10. Second-phase funding • Many gaps to fill if objectives for Report to be met • Second-phase funding far more focused • Emphasis shifts to capturing & assessing existing research as well as original research in key areas • Call will be for 3 types of activity Critical Reviews and Research Development and now Expert Workshops as well • Call will be announced early October 4-week deadline - get decisions out before Christmas 10
  11. 11. Challenge of the Cultural Value Project• Objective is understanding – a research goal + more grown-up conversations on value of arts & culture • Yet want it to be useful and relevant understanding, evidence, methodologies relevant to cultural world itself at all levels and, yes, helpful in making case for public contribution persuasive to policy-makers • Wide-ranging report some of the answers, but far from all basis for future work – esp. evidence, methodologies future work driven by enhanced understanding 11
  12. 12. AHRC Cultural Value Project • • Director: Professor Geoffrey Crossick •Project Researcher: Dr Patrycja Kaszynska • http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/Funded-Research/Funded-themes 12

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