Providing research data about arts and culture has been a long standing challenge for many organizations. For instance, imagine a request from your Board regarding your organization’s impact in your sector; where can you find the data to present to the Directors at the next meeting? Or do you need to deliver a grant proposal that includes detailed citations of specialized studies in order to support the mission of your work? What about putting forward an argument to your supervisor for the type of project you feel would be the next step in providing services to targeted audiences? Or maybe you want to better understand the arts and culture sector broadly. Where do you go for data or other types of research information when you need it?
In this issue of CultureWork: A Periodic Broadside for Arts & Culture Workers, Eleonora Redaelli and Jonathan Paquette share where knowledge in the field is created, produced, and published. They also suggest ways of accessing such knowledge whether from government, discipline based, service organizations, academia, or other sources. Read more.