Understanding the Value of Arts and Culture report was written as a result of a three-year project, which has been looking into the question of why arts and culture matter, and how we capture the effects that they have. It aims firstly to identify the various components that make up cultural value, and secondly to consider and develop the methodologies and the evidence that might be used to evaluate these components of cultural value. It presents 70 original pieces of new research, critical reviews of the literature and specialist workshops, all supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Crossick, G. and Kaszynska, P. (2016) Understanding the value of arts and culture. Swindon: AHRC.