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AHRC Cultural Value Project - mid-term report published

Date: 04/09/2014

The Cultural Value Project – a research initiative set up by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the autumn of 2012 with the aim of investigating the value that the arts and culture bring to individuals and to society – has crossed its midpoint. We would like to take this opportunity to share with you a short mid-term report reiterating the Project's ambitions and aims and outlining the up-to-date developments and challenges still lying ahead of the Project Team.

The key points of the mid-term report are:

  • The Cultural Value Project is supporting nearly 70 academically-led, individual projects with an impressive range and breadth of interests;
  • The challenge of embedding all of the rich and diverse research underpinning the Cultural Value Project, together with the existing evidence and research, will be undertaken in the Final Report which will be published in the last quarter of 2015;
  • The climate of the debate and the character of the conversations we are having about cultural value are changing and the Cultural Value Project, among a number of other initiatives and programmes, seems to be playing a significant and unique role in that process of change.

The full text of the mid-term report can be found here.

Notes to editors

  • 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 further information on the AHRC, please go to: www.ahrc.ac.uk
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