• Corpus ID: 151262432

How the Arts Impact Communities: An introduction to the literature on arts impact studies

  title={How the Arts Impact Communities: An introduction to the literature on arts impact studies},
  author={Joshua Guetzkow},
As private and public agencies seek innovative ways to employ the arts to improve and strengthen communities, they have become increasingly interested in assessing the impact of their investments. In this context, arts advocates and researchers have made a variety of ambitious claims about how the arts impact communities. These claims, however, are made problematic by the many complications involved in studying the arts. Just consider the possible definitions of the phrase, -- the arts impact… 

Tables from this paper

Impact of the Arts on Individual Contributions to US Civil Society

Abstract Many studies have emerged in recent years examining the impact of the arts on educational outcomes, physical and mental health outcomes, local economies, and community well-being. Yet

Theory-based evaluation and the social impact of the arts

The well-documented challenges in researching the social impacts of the arts are closely related to key issues in contemporary social research and evaluation, most particularly the problem of causal

Role of research in community arts: Developing an evaluation framework in Singapore

Abstract Community arts in Singapore have gradually evolved since the country became a self-governing state in 1959, from a mostly top–down approach of government-initiated programs to include more

Insights and Inspiration from Explorative Research into the Impacts of a Community Arts Project

In today’s society, the resilience of communities is in the spotlight. How can communities shape and respond to the challenges they face in order to achieve a better future? For researchers focusing

Capturing community value: The role of local arts organizations in revitalization, civic engagement, and community-building

Over the past 20 years, many have pointed to “the arts” as a way in which to revitalize America’s urban centers (Kay, 2000; Phillips, 2004; Stern & Seifert, 2007; Strom, 2002). All too often,

Representation and Diversity, Advocacy, and Nonprofit Arts Organizations

In recent years, arts and culture nonprofits have sought to make themselves more relevant to community issues by engaging in advocacy. Based on survey data drawn from a national sample of arts

Rethinking cultural capital and community-based arts

This article examines the contemporary field of Australian community-based arts in light of Bourdieu’s work on cultural capital. It considers how questions of ethnicity have complicated the field of

Why the Arts Don't "Do" Anything: Toward a New Vision for Cultural Production in Education.

In this essay Ruben A. Gaztambide-Fernandez uses a discursive approach to argue that mainstream arts in education scholarship and advocacy construes “the arts” as a definable naturalistic phenomenon

What is the impact of theatre and performance

What are the ways in which we can think through theatre’s impact on the world? The question itself contains several assumptions that deserve to be examined: claims around usefulness, applicability,

‘Shit is hard, yo’: young people making a living in the creative industries

  • M. Campbell
  • Economics
    International Journal of Cultural Policy
  • 2018
ABSTRACT Contemporary social science research on the creative industries demonstrates inequities in accessing good work in this field. Nonetheless, youth still increasingly are seeking to create



Cultural Participation and Communities: The Role of Individual and Neighborhood Effects

A challenge facing cultural policy studies has been to define an intellectual framework for understanding the significance of the arts in American society. Not surprisingly, in a nation as wedded to

Small economy estimates of the impact of the arts

The arguments relating to financially supporting the arts at the public's expense as either a budget or tax deduction item often turns on the analysis presented to legislative committees by various

Economic impact of the arts: Theatre festivals in small Ontario communities

ConclusionsThis paper has demonstrated that visitors to professional theatre companies located in towns and villages of southern Ontario contribute to the economic well-being of the local economy.

Changing Schools Through the Arts: How to Build on the Power of an Idea

You may not be perplexed to enjoy every ebook collections changing schools through the arts how to build on the power of an idea that we will extremely offer. It is not on the costs. Its nearly what

Let’S Put on a Show! Performing Arts and Urban Revitalization in Newark, New Jersey

The development of new cultural facilities has become a key aspect of urban economic development strategy. This article analyzes the confluence of interests that brings public officials, arts

Group-Oriented Community-Based Expressive Arts Programming for Individuals with Disabilities: Participant Satisfaction and Perceptions of Psychosocial Impact

For the past four decades, the creative arts have been utilized to a limited extent within rehabilitation with the intent of enhancing outcomes, including psychosocial functioning. Formally

Economics and Culture

In an increasingly globalised world, economic and cultural imperatives can be seen as two of the most powerful forces shaping human behaviour. This book considers the relationship between economics

Loft Living: Culture and Capital in Urban Change

Since its initial publication, Loft Living has become the classic analysis of the emergence of artists as a force of gentrification and the related rise of ""creative city"" policies around the

Arts, Government and Community Revitalization

Cultural coalitions urban redevelopment and the arts evaluating cultural coalitions - measuring the arts art deco, arts centres and redevelopment - the case of Miami beach conclusion - new urbanism

The Double Public Good: A Conceptual Framework for ``Shared Experience'' Values Associated with Heritage Conservation

This paper introduces the double public good model as a representation of the simultaneous externalities that complicate decision making in the cultural heritage sphere. Social welfare is modeled as