Arts Research Digest"Arts Research Digest provides a thorough and extensive survey of current data. It is an invaluable resource in the development of our own research work."
Royal Society for the encouragement of the Arts, Manufactures and Commerce
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Arts Research Digest provides a unique overview of recent and current research in the arts, media and cultural sectors around the world.
It offers a vital information resource for arts managers, arts practitioners, arts organisations, policy makers, academics, consultants, researchers and funders.
Each issue summarises a wide range of qualitative and quantitative research produced and published by academics, arts funding and development agencies, government departments, higher education institutions, local authorities and others. It is published three times a year - in spring, summer and autumn - and is available by subscription only.
Subscribers also receive free access to the Digest online, an annual index and literature reviews.
The Digest provides summaries in the following subject areas:
Market & Marketing Research
Management & Training
Visual & Applied Arts
Film, Video, Broadcasting & Digital Media
Literature, Libraries & Publishing
Museums & Heritage
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Each entry includes full details on research objectives, methodology, contents
& findings, full referencing and contact and ordering information. There is also
cross-referencing to relevant research in other subject areas.
Other sections provide details about other new and recent publications and
about forthcoming conferences and seminars in the arts and cultural fields.
Subscribers to Arts Research Digest work in universities and colleges, local authorities, arts and media organisations, arts consultancies and research units, arts funding agencies and government departments.
Our subscription profile is:
22% Arts & media organisations
21% Local authorities
21% Universities & colleges
16% Consultants & researchers
10% Funding & government agencies
Arts Research Limited
Arts Research Limited is a registered charity (No 327459) and a company limited by guarantee (No 2105696).
It was established in 1987 to facilitate the exchange of information and the practice of research in the United Kingdom and abroad, within and about the arts and cultural sector.
It seeks to:
. increase knowledge and awareness of current arts research
. encourage and facilitate the dissemination of research findings
. improve standards in the conduct of arts research
. strengthen the network of those engaged in undertaking and
It does this through a range of activities including a seminar programme and the publication of the Digest.
Arts Research Limited
52 Norland Square
London W11 4PZ
Arts Research Limited is managed by a board of trustees, all of whom have wide experience in the arts and cultural fields.
Chair: Paul Allin