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When did culture become a number? When did the books, paintings, poems, plays, songs, films, games, art installations, clothes, and all the myriad objects that fill our lives and which we consider cultural, become a matter of statistical measurement?
Cultural and creative industries are increasingly acknowledged as important components and drivers of growth in the modern, knowledge-based economy. However, these industries are also complex to define and the economic value remains difficult to measure—more difficult than many other industries which are more neatly characterised....
In 2016 Nesta launched the Arts and Heritage Matched Crowdfunding Pilot, to explore the potential of mixing crowdfunding donations with grant funding. The pilot saw arts and heritage initiatives raising money for a diverse range of projects; from plays and art exhibitions, to launching new...
We wanted to rethink how our library supported open access, so we attempted to ask ourselves and our staff why they supported “open” and how they defined “open”. By unpacking our institutional and individual understandings of “open” using design thinking principles, we were able to...
For industries to adopt innovations and for research to have an impact, there must be significant shifts in people’s behaviours, their perceptions, and the ways communities engage with research. These activities are the research focus of the humanities, arts, and social sciences (HASS) disciplines.
This document seeks to make a contribution to the field through crystallising key positions and taking a stance in ongoing conversations that consider how we measure quality in creative practice research.
In 2016, the Collections Directorate of the MIT Libraries convened a Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice (DISJ) Task Force to explore ways to manifest DISJ values in our daily work.