Research and data

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Our research programme aims to increase our knowledge and understanding about the impact of art and culture on people’s lives.  Our data allows us to be open, accountable and responsive about the work we do and the investment we make. Explore more about research and data below.

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Our research

Our research programme aims to help us understand how art and culture impacts people’s lives

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Our data

Data on our investment informs our evaluation, our funding decisions and future strategy

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Publications schedule

All research and reports recently published and those scheduled to be published in the future

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Top left to bottom right: 1. Atmosphere by Edmund de Waal at Turner Contemporary. Photo © Benjamin Beker. 2. Knowledge is Beautiful (cc) Creative Commons - informationisbeautiful.net 3. Gecko Theatre: Institute. Photo © Richard Haughton. 4. Type Motion: a 2014 installation at FACT. Photo © Brian Slater, courtesy of FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology). 5. Daniel Bye in Error 404 at Polka Theatre. Photo © Matt Hargreaves / Polka Theatre. 6. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford 7. Artificial Things by Stopgap Dance Company © Photo Chris Parkes 8. Gecko Theatre: Institute. Photo © Richard Haughton 9. Grass Men Bristol Biennial 2014. Photo © Ashley Peevor 10. Plymouth Music Zone participants making music. Photo © Plymouth Music Zone / Kevin Clifford. 11. Maudits Sonnants by Transe Express Company at Birmingham Weekender 2015. Photo © Andrew Fox / Birmingham Weekender 12. Participants at Chelmsley Wood Library. Photo © Michael Cameron Photography