We’ve Launched a New Interactive Research Tool for the Cultural Sector.


Useful Facts is an index of stats from over 100 research papers on the value of cultural to life in Scotland. See the site and search for facts about your sector here.

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Interactive Research Tool for the Cultural Sector

Now we’ve launched, we need your help promoting the Site. Sharing the site with our networks will give us the best start possible. Here’s how to join in the launch:

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  3. Include a link in your Newsletter (You can find copy and quotes on the launch in our News Release).

If you have any questions about the site please contact andy@culturecounts.scot.


News Release (26 July 2019)

There is a vast amount of academic and sector research into the impacts of the arts, screen heritage and creative industries. However finding the most useful facts is a challenge, particularly for time pressed arts organisations. Cultural organisations use data to prepare advocacy activity and funding applications. Useful Facts makes finding data easier.

Useful Facts is an interactive tool which highlights the most useful data from the research. Users will find research into the health, education, environment and economic value of the cultural sector.

Art and culture create transformational experiences that allow us to see the world differently. This has real impact within the many different concerns of health and social care. The Culture Counts research tool will make a real difference to arts and cultural organisations in that it provides access to crucial evidence of the impact and its benefits. Backing up what most of us already know, without art and culture our society would be a poorer place. 
— Jan-Bert van den Berg, Director of Artlink Edinburgh
Culture Counts exists to support its members to place culture at the heart of policy making. This useful new resource makes the array of evidence on the benefits of arts and culture quick and easy to access, helping all of us working in the sector to tell our stories clearly and effectively.
— Jude Henderson, Director of FST and Chair of the Culture Counts Steering Group



Notes for Editors:

Useful Facts was a collaboration between Culture Counts, researcher Morven Crumlish & Rectangle Design. The site was designed by Rectangle, an Interactive Design Studio based in Glasgow.

Culture Counts is a non-profit culture policy generator. Its members are the major arts, screen heritage and creative industries organisations in Scotland.

Useful Facts Site - https://culturecounts.scot/useful-facts

Rectangle Design - https://rectangle.design/

For more information contact Andy Robertson, Communications Manager, andy@culturecounts.scot


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