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CALL FOR POLICY REVIEW NOTES
Cultural Trends, the journal that champions the need for better evidence-based analyses of the cultural sector, is looking for reviews for the 'grey literature' Policy Review Notes section.
These short (c.2500 words) Policy Review Notes' focus should be in the spirit of the longer Cultural Trends’ papers, concentrating on the data, methodologies and development of the evidence base for the policy document(s) or programme being considered. Policy Review Notes are not expected to be exhaustive, however - but may be a first stage or interim commentary on the way in which empirical evidence is being used to support management of a policy programme or evidence-based data collection for policy development.
We would be pleased to receive reviews of the material listed below. For further information, and to volunteer to review items listed below, or any other grey literature of relevance for the Cultural Trends' aims, please contact:
Ian Baxter, Cultural Trends Policy Review Notes Editor, Glasgow Caledonian University.
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Cultural Trends website: http://www.informaworld.com/ccut
The website contains guidance for authors.
Items for review:
People and culture in Scotland, 2008 - The Scottish Government, November 2009: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Statistics/16002/PublicationCulture
CCSKills - Blueprint for Scotland: http://www.ccskills.org.uk/Pressevents/Pressreleasearchive/BackstageskillscrisispredictedinScotland/tabid/286/Default.aspx
Finland Ministry of Education - Strategy for Cultural Policy http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Julkaisut/2009/Kulttuuripolitiikan_strategia_2020?lang=en
Australian National Arts & Disability Strategy http://www.environment.gov.au/minister/garrett/2009/mr20091009a.html
Scottish Arts Council Quality Framework http://www.scottisharts.org.uk/1/professional/qualityframework.aspx
M&G Scotland - museum role in communities http://www.museumsgalleriesscotland.org.uk/news/news-article/247/new-research-published-on-museums-role-in-communities
Heritage Science Strategy http://www.heritagesciencestrategy.org.uk/
US Thinkpiece - Art & the public purpose http://www.newculturalpolicy.org/
UNESCO World Report: Investing in Cultural Diversity and Intercultural Dialogue http://icomosdocumentationcentre.blogspot.com/2009/10/unesco-world-report-investing-in.html
Art-Goers in their Communities: patterns of civic and social engagement - National Endowment for the Arts, October 2009, USA http://www.arts.endow.gov/research/Notes/98.pdf
French cultural practices in the digital age: exclusive survey - Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, France October 2009 http://www.culture.gouv.fr/mcc/Actualites/A-la-une/Les-pratiques-culturelles-des-Francais-a-l-ere-numerique-enquete-exclusive
Major report on independence of government arts funding: The Independence of Government Arts Funding: A Review (Christopher Madden) http://media.ifacca.org/files/Dart9independencereport(1).pdf
Social Impact of HLF projects http://www.hlf.org.uk/HLF/Docs/ResearchAndConsultation/SocialImpactYR3FINALreport.pdf
Americans for the Arts: Arts & Economic Prosperity III http://artsusa.org/information_services/research/services/economic_impact/default.asp
Dr Ian Baxter
Deputy Director of Postgraduate Programmes
Caledonian Business School | Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland, UK
* Editor - Cultural Trends Policy Review Notes
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