What data gaps may exist in the financial and economic performance of AHT sectors and wider cultural engagement? How can these data gaps be addressed?

Background

Research is also needed to help AHT’s understanding of international cultural markets, where the UK sits comparatively and the impact culture has on international diplomacy. Protecting the UK’s cultural assets and understanding ways to consolidate and make better use of crucial data across AHT sectors is also of interest and more research on best practice would be useful.

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DCMS areas of research interest GOV UK

Related UKRI funded projects


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    Measuring the economic value of cultural sites and institutions poses challenges. Traditional economic impact studies have tended to value the market benefits of culture, such as the impacts on employment and gross value...

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    Lead research organisation: Nesta

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project partially addresses the question by providing a methodology to measure the economic value of cultural institutions, which could help fill data gaps in the AHT sectors.

  • Measuring Cultural Value (Phase 2)

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    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: Brunel University

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project partially addresses the question by proposing a toolkit for measuring cultural value, which could help address data gaps in the AHT sectors.

  • Making Data Work for Public Sector Policy: A scoping study to develop a mixed-methods framework for culture

    The rationale behind this project is that cultural datasets are currently in a poor state of development and not fit-for-purpose. As many scholars, cultural workers, funders and policymakers have observed, cultural data ...

    Funded by: ESRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Leeds

    Why might this be relevant?

    The project fully addresses the question by aiming to develop a mixed-methods cultural evaluation framework to improve the state of cultural datasets, directly addressing the data gaps in the AHT sectors.

  • Shaping metrics for Cultural Engagement Knowledge Transfer

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    Funded by: AHRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Glasgow

  • Centre for Cultural Value

    The UK's arts & cultural sector is thriving: it contributes 674,000 jobs and £11.8bn per annum to the economy and remains one of its fastest growing sectors (DCMS, 2018). Yet despite this strong economic perfor...

    Funded by: AHRC

    Lead research organisation: University of Leeds