Welcome to the Impact Database
The Impact database is a bibliographical resource relating to research on the social and economic effects of arts, culture and major events. Research themes include studies on: arts and culture; arts, culture and education; arts, culture and inclusion; arts and health; arts, culture and audience development; arts, culture and the economy; cultural tourism; major cultural events; and major sporting events, with an emphasis on research published since 2000. The database also contains some records on the impact of sport but users are directed to the Value of Sport Monitor, a developing resource for this particular area of research.
In its initial phase, the Impact Database was based largely on references cited in A Literature Review of the Evidence Base for Culture, the Arts and Sport Policy produced by the Scottish Executive in February 2004. These have since then been developed and maintained by the Centre for Cultural Policy Research (CCPR) at the University of Glasgow, commissioned and funded by the Scottish Government.
As of 31st March 2011 the Impact Database will no longer be maintained by the CCPR. In future, its contents will be held at the CASE website hosted by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport . DCMS will also take over the updating of research information on the impact of culture and the arts through the CASE database. The transfer of all of the contents of Impact to DCMS have not yet taken place; this will be done within the next couple of months. A 'historic version' of the website (i.e. the website containing data up until 31st March) will be hosted by the Scottish Government. Once the transfer has taken place, subscribers will be informed of the new location. Until that time, this site will remain live.
If you would like to unsubscribe from any future updates, you can do so by re-entering your e-mail address in the 'register for updates' form on the main website. We would like to thank you for visiting the Impact Database as held by the CCPR over the past 6,5 years, and we encourage you to continue using the database in its coming form.