DCMS report into the impact of culture funding

The Department for Culture Media and Sport has released a research report looking into the ways of measuring the social and economic impact of investments made into culture and sport. Looking at how such investment is measured internationally, the report suggests new techniques to evaluate the impact of cultural and sporting investments and suggests areas for future research. The report takes into account health impacts of investment in culture alongside other factors including population movement, house prices and crime figures to take a birds-eye view of the impact of cultural spending on social factors. w: http://www.culture.gov.uk/images/research/CASE_The_Art_of_the_possible_2.pdf