Measuring the Quality and Impact of Arts and Culture

Trine Bille, Flemming Olsen

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Arts and culture (i.e., theatre, film, music, visual art, literature, cultural heritage, etc. and related institutions and participants) have traditionally not been measured and evaluated in the same way as other sectors. The reason is perhaps that arts and culture cannot be ‘weighed and measured’: it is difficult to assess quality, and it has been difficult to see how, and according to what criteria, the quality, value and impact of arts and culture can be measured. There has therefore been a reluctance to conduct such measurements, and ‘evaluations’ in the field have mostly been limited to analysing the content and aesthetics of individual works of art from a humanities perspective.
Original languageDanish
Title of host publicationContested Qualities : Negotiating Value in Arts and Culture
EditorsKnut Ove Eliassen, Jan Fredrik Hovden, Øyvind Prytz
Number of pages28
Place of PublicationOslo
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9788245023770
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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