The Social Impact of the Arts in Liverpool

This report gives an introduction to what social impact in the arts means and draws on Liverpool City Council funded case studies to illustrate how the arts can help meet strategic social agenda. Annette Burghes & Sarah Thornton, 2017

Social Impact Study of UK Theatre

This academic report looked at UK theatre in the early 2000s. It drew out ten social impacts, categorised into personal, group, civic and ‘hard’. One of very few studies into theatre specifically, and still useful for benchmarking and advocacy. University of Sheffield, 2006

Aesthetics Short Takes

This framework offers eleven attributes for using arts as a tool for change. It aims to enable artists to shape the criteria by which their work is assessed. For more Animating Democracy resources go here. Animating Democracy, Americans for the Arts, 2017

The Basics of Social Impact Evaluation

A useful resource setting out a straight forward model of social impact evaluation for creative projects, with a step by step guide and appendices that offer more information on the theories underpinning it. BYP, 2018

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