This page includes resources of interest on the topic of cultural value. Please email us if there’s something you’d like added.


Research and resources for measuring cultural value – The Australia Council

Culture Count – a page of cultural measurement resources created by members of the conference committee who are researching this field

Data Visualisation –  visualising data and infographics: A stack of creative and advocacy project examples created by Marnie Badham

Papers by conference keynote speakers:

  • Jackson, M. & Herranz, J. 2002. Culture Counts in Communities: A Framework for Measurement – The Urban Institute USA
  • Jackson, M. Kabwasa-Green, F. & Herranz, J. 2006. Cultural Vitality in Communities: Interpretation and Indicators – The Urban Institute USA
  • Jackson, M. (2009) Shifting Expectations: An Urban Planner’s Reflections on Evaluation of Community-based Arts, Americans for the Arts,
  • Eleonora Belfiore’s research on cultural impact
  • Eleonora Belfiore (2002): Art as a means of alleviating social exclusion: Does it really work? A critique of instrumental cultural policies and social impact studies in the UK, International Journal of Cultural Policy, 8:1, 91-106
  • Belfiore, E. (2010)  Is it really all about the evidence? On the rhetorical aspect of cultural policy, [1], Paper delivered at the International Conference on Cultural Policy Research (ICCPR), Jyväskylä, 24-27 August 2010
  • Belfiore, E. & Bennett O. (2008) The Social Impact of the Arts: An Intellectual History, Palgrave/Macmillan.
  • Belfiore, E.(2004) Auditing Culture, International Journal of Cultural Policy, Volume
    10, Number 2, July 2004 , pp. 183-202(20)
  • Belfiore, E. and Bennett, O. (2007) Rethinking the Social Impacts of the Arts, International Jounal of Cultural Policy, pages 135-151
  • Belfiore, E. (2012): “Defensive Instrumentalism” and the legacy of New
    Labour’s cultural policies, Cultural Trends, DOI:10.1080/09548963.2012.674750





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