Measuring the intrinsic benefits of arts attendance

Radbourne, Jennifer, Glow, Hilary and Johanson, Katya 2010, Measuring the intrinsic benefits of arts attendance, Cultural trends, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 307-324, doi: 10.1080/09548963.2010.515005.

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Title Measuring the intrinsic benefits of arts attendance
Author(s) Radbourne, Jennifer
Glow, HilaryORCID iD for Glow, Hilary
Johanson, KatyaORCID iD for Johanson, Katya
Journal name Cultural trends
Volume number 19
Issue number 4
Start page 307
End page 324
Total pages 17
Publisher Routledge
Place of publication London, England
Publication date 2010-12
ISSN 0954-8963
Keyword(s) arts audiences
performing arts funding acquittal
Summary There is an emerging dissatisfaction with the current evaluative regimes for the quality and effectiveness of funded arts organizations. Far too much evaluation rests on audience satisfaction surveys and quantitative measures of audience attendance numbers, production numbers and revenue sources. The intrinsic benefits of the arts to audiences and to society are recognized to be of major importance, but the means to measure these in an acceptable and on-going manner has not been found. This article changes that. It shows, through almost three years of data collection on arts audiences, that a newly developed and tested Arts Audience Experience Index can be used and embedded by companies and government funding agencies to measure the audience experience of quality, alongside other acquittal tools.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/09548963.2010.515005
Field of Research 160502 Arts and Cultural Policy
Socio Economic Objective 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2010
Copyright notice ©2010, Taylor & Francis
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