Dave O’Brien: Don’t measure impact of arts in narrow economic ways

@DrDaveOBrien cautions against measuring the success of an arts and culture infusion in terms of simple metrics (money and jobs). Instead, we need a more complete, narrative approach:

The catalytic effect of a story of a changed place can act as a unifying narrative to bring civil society, bushiness and government institutions together in places that traditionally had lacked strong relationships between these sectors.

Money and jobs may be side effects of such relationships, but they hardly tell the whole story.

Read more:

Derry’s year as UK City of Culture holds great promise but its success should not be measured in narrow economic ways | British Politics and Policy at LSE.

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