Measuring the economic benefit of cultural organisations and events
Understanding the economic contribution of art and cultural organisations we fund is an important advocacy tool and is crucial to making the arts more sustainable. Organisations which can demonstrate their economic contribution can use this evidence to make the case for local and sub-regional funding and to understand how to extend their impact.
The guidance aims to help organisations choose appropriate and robust methodologies. Using case studies, it illustrates the benefits and limitations of different approaches to measuring economic contribution. It outlines the information needed to apply research methodologies in appropriate and consistent ways.
Career paths between the subsidised sector and commercial creative industries
Published in 2013, this project explores the flow of talent between the publicly-funded arts and the commercial creative industries.
Building on anecdotal evidence, this project focuses on the flow of talent between the subsidised and commercial setting within the theatre sector.
In 2012 a survey of the theatre workforce was undertaken by TBR and BOP consulting. The survey looked at movements between subsidised and commercial work settings and the wider creative industries, and their links with other aspects of professional artistic practice.
The report is available from the Creative Blueprint.
Contribution of the arts and culture to the national economy
In 2015 we published a new report: Contribution of the arts and culture sector to the national economy.