Funding to help research the impact of arts and culture, plus some views on how arts and cultural organisations can provide evidence of such impact.
An article from Arts Professional magazine examines the types of outcomes evidence that public sector commissioners want and looks at ways in which arts and cultural organisations have risen to the challenge of providing it. At http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/magazine/280/article/demonstrating-impact.
Arts Council England has launched a new Research Grants Programme, which aims to provide opportunities for the arts sector to engage in collaborative research to explore in depth the impact that arts and culture can have on the cultural, social, educational and economic landscape. They want this work to enhance the existing evidence base. Details at http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/news/arts-council-news/new-research-grants-programme-now-open-application/. (From UK Fundraising tweet.)