ISBN: 978-0-7287-1549-3

Create: A journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture

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Arts Council England

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Arts Council England

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Other Paper


This publication from Arts Council England brings together a collection of views from a variety of commentators including from the fields of education, economists, public health, artists and creative writers. From their different standpoints the contributors show how the arts are integral to our communities, our education, our health and wellbeing, and our national standing.

Health expert John Ashton points out that creativity is an essential human asset; educationalist Anthony Seldon argues that we won’t have real social mobility without promoting every child’s creative talent; novelist and tech designer Naomi Alderman shows us how art is intrinsic to the evolution of our digital world; economist Howard Davies reasons that the arts mean better business; and former prime minister John Major emphasises the international status our culture gives us.

Evidence Type: Qualitative Research

Main Focus: Wellbeing / Quality of life

Research Purpose: Discussion / Debate

Context: Community

Art Forms: Multi-Arts

Access Type: Free Download

APA Citation:

Arts Council (2014). Create: A journal of perspectives on the value of art and culture. Manchester: Arts Council England