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New interactive research tool for the creative industries – UK


Culture Counts have launched ‘Useful Facts’; a new online research tool for the cultural sector. There is a vast amount of academic and sector research into the impacts of the arts, screen heritage and creative industries. However finding the most useful facts is a challenge, particularly for time pressed arts organisations. Cultural organisations use data to prepare advocacy activity and funding applications. Useful Facts makes finding data easier.

Culture Counts have launched ‘Useful Facts’; a new online research tool for the cultural sector.There is a vast amount of academic and sector research into the impacts of the arts, screen heritage and creative industries. However finding the most useful facts is a challenge, particularly for time pressed arts organisations. Cultural organisations use data to prepare advocacy activity and funding applications. Useful Facts makes finding data easier.

Useful Facts is an online tool, indexing carefully drawn stats from over 100 recent research papers. You can search for facts about your sector here – https://culturecounts.scot/useful-facts.

Jan-Bert van den Berg, Director of Artlink Edinburgh said; “Art and culture create transformational experiences that allow us to see the world differently. This has real impact within the many different concerns of health and social care. The Culture Counts research tool will make a real difference to arts and cultural organisations in that it provides access to crucial evidence of the impact and its benefits. Backing up what most of us already know, without art and culture our society would be a poorer place.

Jude Henderson, Director of FST and Chair of the Culture Counts Steering Group said; “Culture Counts exists to support its members to place culture at the heart of policy making. This useful new resource makes the array of evidence on the benefits of arts and culture quick and easy to access, helping all of us working in the sector to tell our stories clearly and effectively.”

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Source: Visual Artists Ireland News

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