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Survey of Cultural Organisations

Date: 10/09/2012

The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) has commissioned the first ever large-scale survey of the UK’s cultural organisations including museums, galleries, permanent exhibitions, theatres, music venues, and heritage sites - among others.

The survey seeks to improve understanding of the connections between cultural organisations and other organisations such as universities, and to consider the wider contributions of cultural organisations to the fabric of the UK economy and society. The survey is being conducted by the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge and is funded by the AHRC.

It is hoped that the survey will provide new evidence of the Creative Economy as well as reaffirming the significance of the multiple links between arts and humanities research, cultural institutions and the creative industries.

Take the survey (now closed).

Notes to the editor

  • The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: ancient history, modern dance, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, English literature, design, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98m to fund research and postgraduate training in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits but also contributes to the economic success of the UK.
  • For frequently asked questions in regard to the survey please see the Centre for Business Research website.


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