Arts and cultural organisations have had to demonstrate the impact of their activities on audiences, communities, economies and places and their value to funders and policy makers for some time now. This has led to a prolonged debate about the intrinsic and instrumental value of the arts, how to measure these impacts and how far extrinsic effects and benefits of artistic and cultural endeavours should be written into the funding, development and core missions of arts organisations. This session looks at how these debates have progressed and considers what arts and humanities researchers can learn from the cultural sector in regard to the ‘lmpact Agenda’.
Session lead - Abigail Gilmore
Book here: http://www.artsmethods.manchester.ac.uk/events/calendar/feb.html
Roscoe 3.9, 2pm, 6 February