Name: The Ecology of CultureReport by John Holden
Description: The report examines the interdependencies of publicly funded culture, commercial culture and homemade culture that interact and “shape the demand for and production of arts and cultural offerings”. Written by John Holden, Visiting Professor at City University, London, the report – The Ecology of Culture – argues that the UK’s ‘cultural ecology’ is intensively interlinked, with many strengths, but also points of vulnerability. Based on interviews with 38 cultural practitioners and experts from across the cultural field, the report covers a wide variety of cultural forms, including the visual arts, dance, fashion, choral music, popular music, and film.
Name: The Value of Culture by Arts Flanders
Year: January 2015
Description: In various countries within Europe, there is discussion about governmental investment in the arts and culture. While traditional arguments are losing potency, and the debate is continually becoming carried out more in economic and statistical terms, the work field as well as the cultural policymakers are feeling an increasing need for a new dialog on the place of the arts and culture within a community. In the last years in Flanders, this debate has been fuelled by 'The Value of Culture', an investigative report, in which Pascal Gielen (along with a team of sociologists, economists, philosophers and psychologists from the Rijksuniversiteit of Groningen) assembled a series of research results on the value, meaning and impact of the arts and culture on people within the community.
The publication, 'The Value of Culture', can be downloaded free of charge from the same site. The debate on 17 February is shared publically with the IETM Satellite meeting, 'The art of valuing: between evident and evidence-based', a two-day seminar on the value of culture, geared towards policymakers (Ministries, foundations, arts councils) from around Europe, Australia and Canada. The intention is to collaborate on new models in order to make the value of culture visible and to take initiatives for a more cultural fulfilment of policy, both at the national and European level.
Name: ENCATC unveils Journal of Cultural Management and Policy Vol. 4, Issue 1
Year: January 2015
Description: With this latest issue, ENCATC continues its commitment to stimulate the debate on the topics of cultural management and cultural policy among researchers, academics, scholars, professionals and policy makers.
“With this fourth issue we are very proud to see the ENCATC Journal continue to flourish. The increasing interest in the publication demonstrates the need to align education in cultural management and cultural policy with research being conducted in the field. Furthermore, for the long-term sustainability of the sector, this publication is a crucial tool for better anticipating the future and better understanding the past by promoting access to cutting-edge research. This important achievement was made possible thanks to the authors, editors, advisory board, and guest reviewers who are renowned experts and contributed to the success of this issue,” said GiannaLia Cogliandro Beyens, ENCATC’s General Secretary at the occasion of the launch of this new issue.
The latest issue includes seven articles covering cultural management and policy topics by authors in Belgium, China, Estonia, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan and the United States. The Journal’s opening debate article “Cultural heritage policies as a tool for development: discourse or harmony?” was written by Sigrid Van der Auwera from the University of Antwerp and ENCATC President, Annick Schramme from the University of Antwerp/Antwerp Management School in Belgium. “We would like to feed the debate on whether and to what extent these cultural heritage policies really contribute to sustainable development or whether these policies can only be classified as policy discourse,” said Annick Schramme. The other articles published in the ENCATC Journal focus on topics such as: the critical issues for research in arts management; experimental learning theory applied to the degree profiles of arts and cultural management programmes in Europe; developing intercultural awareness and communication skills in tourism education; the role of social networks in theatre’s audience behavior; the symbolic economy and creative management: cultural and creative industries urging for new approaches; and finally the promotion of digital competences for the enjoyment of culture with a look at new literacy challenges.
Name: Creating Growth: Measuring cultural and creative markets in the EU by Creating Europe
Year: December 2014
Description: The study summarizes and builds upon available information on the economic scale of the cultural and creative sectors at both national and European levels. Though there have been many studies on the creative economy, a common definition has only very recently been agreed.
This report includes:
• Comparative, qualitative and quantitative analyses aimed at understanding the economic role of the creative and cultural sectors in Europe
• Key factors that will affect the global evolution of creative and cultural sectors and players
• Ways by which creative and cultural -activities can help encourage growth, youth employment and innovation and strengthen Europe’s position globally.
This work, carried out under the guidance of EY teams, has been a collective project, embracing the thoughts and contributions of GESAC and its partners for this study with the common aim of understanding and developing our cultural and creative industries.
Name: IFACCA Good Practice Guide on Arts Advocacy: Advocacy arguments and an overview of national arts advocacy campaign case studies and good practice
Year: December 2013
Description: Arts advocacy is a key challenge, one shared by government agencies and arts communities around the world. Based on desk research and responses to a survey distributed in August 2009 to the IFACCA network, this report provides a platform for the exchange of information and ideas about arts advocacy by exploring a range of campaigns currently being undertaken or planned by national arts funding agencies. IFACCA is interested in expanding on the information contained in this report and welcomes case studies or information about other international, national and regional campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the arts. If you would like to contribute, please contact the IFACCA secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org. IFACCA’s report is the first stage of a research project that identifies campaign success factors, challenges, strengths and weaknesses with a view to exploring the feasibility of developing, with others, a coordinated international campaign to promote the value of the arts.
Name: ‘The Public Value of Culture: a literature review’ by John Holden and Jordi Baltà published by the European Expert Network on Culture (EENC)
Year: January 2012
Description: A conference entitled Cultural Governance in a Globalising World: Better Governance for the Cultural and Creative Sector was held in August 2012 under the Cypriot Presidency of the EU. In late 2011, the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission (DG EAC) asked the EENC to prepare a literature review on the public value of culture. The document resulting from this request includes references to over 50 publications addressing the public value of culture, the intrinsic value of culture and other related notions, including a variety of issues related to the economic, social and political impacts of cultural practice and cultural policy. The literature review places emphasis on publications from recent years and briefly analyses their relevance. An introduction also serves to contextualise and describe the issues addressed.The literature review was prepared by John Holden and Jordi Baltà. It was submitted to DG EAC in January 2012.
Name: Project on the International Measurement of Culture
Description: The exploratory stage of this project took place 2006/2007 with a mission to examine the feasibility of producing reliable international comparative measures of the culture sector. This phase also included assembling initial comparable measures for a sample of five countries and four cities. The tables can be found in the final report available at the link below. The project held a workshop of international experts in Paris in December 2006. The workshop was held within the context of a new OECD Project focusing on statistical methodologies (definitions, classifications, frameworks, etc.) to measure the economic and social importance of culture and is linked to the organisation’s wider global project on Measuring the Progress of Societies2. The work of the Project is supported by the Louise T. Blouin Foundation,