D'Art Report: Impact of arts and culture on regeneration
D'Art Topics in Arts Policy no.25, August 2006
IFACCA and Arts Research Digest
Building on an earlier review by Graeme Evans and Phyllida Shaw, 'The Contribution of Culture to Regeneration in the UK: A Review of Evidence', which focused on the UK, this international review explores the art/culture and regeneration nexus across three areas of policy interest: iconic buildings and cities of culture; cultural quarters and clusters; and cultural dynamism. It closes with some of the authors’ thoughts on key outstanding issues surrounding culture and regeneration, including the differentiation of impacts, sustainability of positive outcomes, and imperfections in measurement methods. The report served as background to debate at the third World Summit on Arts and Culture, held in NewcatleGateshead, England, in June 2006 (http://www.worldsummitartsculture.org/).