You may already be using the excellent Culture Case website run by Kings College London. It summarises key evidence about the value of culture. December marks the start of a new wave of updates to CultureCase, with two articles per week going live between now and March.
This week includes a study showing that making art increases brain activity in the areas associated with self-awareness and memory processing. Also posted is an interesting study showing that arts participation is very closely linked to education, rather than to social class or status, unlike arts attendance.
CultureCase comprises a vast array of carefully selected academic research from universities and scholars around the world that can add value to the work of the cultural sector.
The research on the site has been edited into easily accessible summaries of key findings and insights to help inform the sector and provide the empirical evidence to support activities across arts and culture. They have created short accessible summaries of academic research that demonstrate the impacts of arts and culture, as well as highlighting a range of insights to help inform future planning.
For more check out the website at http://www.culturecase.org
These updates are provided by the HRAEN steering group and comprise information we feel will be most useful to the HRAEN members.
Arts Council England
De La Warr Pavilion
East Sussex Arts Award
Hastings Borough Council
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery
Pallant House Gallery
Rother District Council
South East Bridge
The Pier HUB
White Rock Theatre