Charities speak: Mapping arts and cultural charities in England and Wales using data science


Author(s):*Listed Alphabetically
Leung R

Year of Publication:
2020

Publisher(s):
Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre

Publication Type:
Report

Abstract:

This report analysed the activities and objectives of registered charities in England and Wales involved in ‘arts, culture, heritage or science’ (ACHS) with a particular focus on arts and culture. It’s 2 objectives were to:
1 – produce a detailed picture of arts and cultural charities using automated techniques, going beyond existing static classifications, and
2 – better understand what charities (say they) do and what they are trying to achieve.

The analysis applies natural language processing and clustering techniques to the information that charities provide when they register. The work produces an automatically-generated taxonomy of keywords used by ACHS charities. The taxonomy is then applied to create the first systematic mapping of the different activities that charities are supporting and the groups they engage with. Future work can extend these methods to map other parts of the charitable sector or build recommendation engines to allow funders and charity workers to find others promoting similar causes.



Evidence Type: Policy Document

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Leung, R. (2020). Charities speak: Mapping arts and cultural charities in England and Wales using data science. UK: Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre.