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Dear website visitors,

Unfortunately this site will close soon. That is why we've created a new website that deals with the same topics, information and posts as the old one. We would like to invite you to take a look at our redesigned website and hope we'll keep in touch!

In the future, you can find us at the following link: https://ccspillovers.weebly.com/.

Thank you for your interest!

Welcome to the home of Cultural and Creative Spillovers

If you are interested in becoming one of our research partners (that is to say, you feel that you have research experience to give to the partnership and/or are in a position to learn from this research in either practice or policy), please get in touch.

December 2017 - New Publication Research Case Studies 2016-2017 is available!

We are very pleased to present you our latest publication. This report introduces the four case studies selected from responses to an open call made by the partners in April 2016. We have compiled edited summaries of each case studies, we wanted to share their learnings in an accessible and engaging format. Furthermore, we would like to share our reflections on the projects and the work of the partnership more generally. We hope that other cultural organisations will have interest in the work of the case study organisations, the spillovers they evidence, and the methods used by the evaluation teams to interrogate them.
If you would like to get a printed copy, please get in touch!

New research library added!

We've added a new research library to the site, as a collecting point for any interesting research, articles, blogs, books, or resources that feed into or engage with the spillovers debate. Feel free to take a look and please send us any interesting things you're aware of so that we can add them in. We'll be updating the library every couple of months so let us know what you think.

Researching Spillover in the creative and cultural industries by Dr Jonathan Vickery

We're delighted to share a paper from one of our research partners - Dr Jonathan Vickery of the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick. Dr Vickery's paper is a comment on methodology in response to requests for clarity on what is meant by method - specifically, how we understand our research on ‘spillover’ to be categorically different from past attempts to define and investigate the social or economic roles of the arts, culture or creative industries.

August 2016 - New flyer.

We're very happy to share our new flyer, outlining the work we've done so far, our definition of cultural and creative spillovers, and details of our four ongoing research projects. We distributed the flyers to interested delegates at the Forum D'Avignon Ruhr 2016 to spread the word about the work we're doing. If you want to hand out flyers yourself, or know if any good opportunities to disseminate our work further, please get in touch.

The flyer is also the first showcase of our new logo (visible above), selected by our partners.

Research workshop at the Forum d'Avignon Ruhr 2016 - Thank you!

Thank you all for joining our research workshop on 25th August in Essen - it was a very fruitful and inspiring and we are already looking forward the next time!In the upcoming weeks, we will upload the workshop report so you can read more about the workshop, its participants, presentations and discussions.
Meanwhile, please visit the case studies 2016 for more Information about the research teams 2016 or check our presentation here! If you have any additional questions, please let us know.

Participants of the research workshop ((c) Vladimir Wegener/ ecce)

Project update

In 2016, the research follows the commissioning and publication of the 2015 report 'Cultural and creative spillovers in Europe’, authored by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (UK). The project will focus on testing evaluation methods of cultural and creative spillovers in the arts, culture and the creative industries in Europe. In spring 2016, we were soliciting individual or a consortium bid(s) from parties interested in completing case studies in different nations in the EU28, EU candidate countries and Eastern Partnership countries.
We have commissioned four research teams from Finland, Italy, Poland and the Netherlands – for more information please visit the case studies 2016.
The case studies 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.

Project background

In January 2015, an EU-wide research project "Preliminary Evidence of Spillover Effects in Europe" was launched with the aim of better understanding the methodologies that could be used to better measure spillover effects of public investment (public money awarded directly or indirectly by government funded industry bodies) in the arts, culture and the creative industries. A research alliance across Europe have contributed research to form an international evidence library. Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy was commissioned to analyse the evidence library - approximately 100 case studies (projects and activities) - and their spillover effects (download the report here or contact us for a hard copy).

This research platform has been initiated by the Arts Council England (ACE) and the european centre for creative economy (ecce). It is funded by ecce, ACE, Arts Council of Ireland, Creative England, Creative Scotland and the European Cultural Foundation. The European Creative Business Network (ECBN) is managing the financial administration of the project and will be responsible for contractual processes and all payments. Find out more about the funding partners.

We will use this preliminary research as a base to better understand and identify optimal conditions to enable spillover effects and to list indicators to measure these effects. To date this research:
  • is the most comprehensive database on projects with spillover effects in Europe.
  • is the first project attempting to analyse the causality of spillover effects and their contribution to the EU Agenda 2020.
  • will be the first open-access digital research platform for spillover effects.

Please note that this platform will be continuously developed to reflect our ongoing research strategy and the suggestions of our community of debate around spillovers.

Join the debate!

We have developed this simple platform with the following aims:
  • Share learning and encourage debate
  • Grow the currency and understanding of the term cultural and creative spillovers
  • Collect more evidence
  • Challenge, test, and peer review our findings
  • Dissemination of the research projects and its results
  • Maintain and grow our European network

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This page is managed by Nadine and Sam. If you wish to get in touch with any queries or suggestions, contact us.

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