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Cultural connections: the role of the arts and humanities in competitiveness and local development

Cultural Connections: The Role of the Arts and Humanities  in Competitiveness and Local DevelopmentA new report from the Centre for Business Research (CBR), Cultural Connections: The Role of the Arts and Humanities in Competitiveness and Local Development, considers how the arts and cultural institutions contribute to the appeal of place.

Cultural institutions are a prominent part of UK society – and many have a rich and long heritage. The impact of such institutions has often been evaluated in terms of engagement and participation or on the direct economic impact of cultural institutions. This study primarily focuses on the wider role of cultural institutions in their local economies; their innovative activities; how they connect to other local organisations such as universities; and how they collaborate with academics from the arts and humanities.