Illuminating Reading

Background reading on the whys, hows and wherefores of Impact Assessment, economic measurement and social measurement. Some interesting projects across arts and culture.

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Why we must measure cultural value economically, by Hasan Bakhshi

A keynote from speech from a NESTA conference 'Measuring Cultural Value'. For the arts to be in receipt of public money, so it must be economically accountable for what it spends. Click here to download from Culture Hive.

The Social Value Act has the power to transform spending on public services

A straightforward article by Patrick Barker, published in The Guardian, explaining the Social Value Act 2013 and its potential benefits for the charitable sector’s work with commissioners.