Innovative Intrinsic Impacts Study released

How Audiences and Visitors are Transformed by Cultural Experiences in Liverpool In this collaborative pilot study, eight arts and cultural organisations in Liverpool (acting together as the Liverpool Arts Regeneration Consortium, or LARC) surveyed audiences and visitors about the impacts of their experiences over the 2009-10 season. This report discusses the range of findings with respect to audiences’ ‘readiness to receive’ the art and the six constructs of intrinsic impact:  captivation, emotional resonance, spiritual value, intellectual stimulation, aesthetic growth and social bonding.  The results of the study have stimulated conversations about artistic programmes, audience engagement, customer service and other topics, and also helped to advance a longer arc of learning about impact assessment underway in the U.K., U.S. and Australia. Together with the wide range of smaller cultural organisations and other major venues in Liverpool, LARC represents a cultural infrastructure that is among the best of any of the major English regional cities. For this project, Baker Richards Consulting worked in partnership with WolfBrown, combining significant experience across research, data analysis and marketing in the cultural sector. WolfBrown has pioneered the development of this type of research in the cultural sector in the US and this would be a groundbreaking study for the arts in the UK. WolfBrown helps foundations, government agencies and non-profit organizations understand their potential and fulfill the promise of their missions. Documents  Intrinsic Impacts Pilot Study Report, June 2011 Press Release: Intrinsic Impacts    ...

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Telling Stories – Arts culture and wellbeing in North Liverpool

This booklet gives a snapshot of how the arts contribute to wellbeing in North Liverpool, focusing particularly on work supported by LARC. It is based on approximately 30 interviews undertaken between June and October 2010 by François Matarasso and Gerri Moriarty on behalf of LARC. Data was crosschecked with relevant written records and project evaluation reports. It is not an evaluation of the complex and varied work that LARC and other organisations are engaged with, but a record of and reflection on people’s lived experience. DOCUMENTS: Telling...

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Seminar with Sir Ken Robinson

A CREATIVE CITY FOR A CREATIVE CENTURY: Sir Ken Robinson led a LARC seminar in November to discuss how the city could build on its 2008 achievements to put culture at the heart of regeneration of the city. More than 60 political, business and arts and culture leaders joined the landmark meeting, staged at the Bluecoat as part of an annual series of Thrive! events featuring international speakers. The seminar aimed to help inform the thinking that will underpin the real legacy of Capital of Culture 2008. LARC’s Youtube Channel Sir Ken Robinson is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources, who was born and grew up in Liverpool.  In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education and the economy for the UK Government bringing together leading business people, scientists, artists and educators. His report, All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education (The Robinson Report) was published to huge acclaim. The London Times said: ‘This report raises some of the most important issues facing business in the 21st century. It should have every CEO and human resources director thumping the table and demanding action’.  He is currently working with companies, non-profit organizations, State governments and school districts across the United States on customized strategies for innovation and cultural transformation. DOCUMENTS Ken-Robinson-Press-Release.pdf...

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