The Center for Cultural Affairs hosts biweekly research workshops to highlight research in cultural affairs at the O'Neill School, the greater Indiana University community, and beyond. The workshops also include occasional presentations open to the public. These presentations serve to highlight individual works of cultural affairs researchers and drive conversations to advance the field of cultural affairs. Those interested in joining the conversation should reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org for information on how to participate.
Workshop in Cultural Affairs
Biennial Research ConferenceThe Biennial Research Conference gathers researchers from around the globe doing work in cultural affairs. The conference focuses on a different theme, or themes each session. Interested researchers submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the research conference. Select papers are reviewed and invited for presentation at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Program and Policy Evaluation in Cultural Affairs
Decision-makers in the private and public sectors pursue desired outcomes for the creative industries, and the cultural sector in general, through various programs and policies. This puts great importance on empirical analyses of the success, or lack of success, in achieving those desired outcomes. Rigorous evaluation of programs and policies is essential in learning what interventions are more effective than others in achieving goals, the relative cost of programs relative to their outcomes, what are the unintended consequences of programs and policies, and ultimately in improving the efficacy of cultural policy.
This call for papers sought original applications of program and policy evaluation in the creative industries and arts policy.
Authors of selected proposals were invited to share their research at the May 2019 symposium that was held at the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. This research was published in a special edition of Cultural Trends.
Stay tuned for news of our next research conference.