INSPIRING LOUVRE OR TATE? SUBJECTIVE WELL-BEING AND ENGAGEMENT IN ARTS, CULTURE AND SPORT

By Daniel Wheatley and Craig Bickerton

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Does engagement in art, culture and sport have positive effects on our well-being? This research contributes to our understanding of the positive leisure experience, and cultural value, derived from engagement in arts, cultural and sporting activities. Findings indicate that the use or ‘quality’ of leisure time, rather than simply quantity, has relevance in deriving positive experiences, and is indicative of activities which exhibit a number of ‘cultural characteristics’ delivering benefits even when engaged with less frequently.

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THE ARTS ALONE OR TOGETHER? TIME USE AS A MEASUREMENT OF THE VALUE OF THE ARTS

By Elisabetta Lazzaro and Carlofilippo Frateschi

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How can we measure the value of arts activities and practices taking into account individuals’ interactions? Is there a difference between participating in the arts when people are together or alone? We provide an alternative measurement of the economic value of the arts based on time use applied to couples’ participation offering useful insights to arts programmers, cultural policy makers and the society as a whole.

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WHO ARE THE VISITORS OF CULTURAL SITES ACROSS EU COUNTRIES?

By Martin Falk and Tally Katz-Gerro

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Are there significant cross-country differences in the frequency of visits to cultural sites? Are the socio-demographic and economic correlates of visits to cultural sites similar across EU countries? Is income more important than education in determining frequency of visits to cultural sites? We provide answers to these questions that preoccupy policy makers, managers of cultural organizations, and students of cultural inequality. Continue reading “WHO ARE THE VISITORS OF CULTURAL SITES ACROSS EU COUNTRIES?”

DO LIVE BROADCASTS CANNIBALIZE THEATRE ATTENDANCE?

By Hasan Bakhshi and David Throsby

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More and more performing arts venues are expanding their ‘virtual capacity’ by broadcasting their shows to digital cinemas. But might they be so successful that audiences forgo trips to the theatre itself as a result? Our study of London’s National Theatre NT Live broadcasts suggests not.

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