Testing innovative methods to evaluate cultural and creative spillovers in Europe

Last year, the European research partnership on cultural and creative spillovers published its report on ‘Cultural and creative spillover effects in Europe: Report an a preliminary evidence review’ authored by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy. It has galvanised the debate about how to find a better way to comprehend subsequent impacts and effects of the arts, culture and the creative industries (more information on the research project and its 2015 report can be found here). Now, we are launching a call to be involved in a secondary research stage.

Through this upcoming project we aim to document methods used to demonstrate causality in spillover effects in field research and to share that documentation and its learning in an accessible, meaningful and engaging format – and in the long run to lead to a consistent approach to better understand and measure cultural and creative spillover effects of the arts, culture and the creative industries in Europe. The research will test hypotheses around the innovative evaluation methods of cultural and creative spillovers in case studies across EU28, EU candidate countries and the Eastern Partnership Countries.

Between 1st March and 8th April 2016 we are soliciting individual or a consortium bid(s) from parties interested in completing case studies that will document, evaluate and make recommendations based on arts, cultural and creative activity/projects/developments where cultural and creative spillover effects have been evaluated or might be evaluated using and testing innovative methods. The output will be a report commenting on and delivering recommendations on the efficacy of methodological approaches used in different settings to measure spillover effects and on future methodological approaches to investigating spillover effects.

Download the document here. Deadline for receipt of tender proposals is 8th April 2016, 12 noon (GMT +1).