Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC)
The Institute of Cultural Capital (ICC) is a leading cultural policy research institute, launched in 2010 by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, which aims to influence policy by informing debate on the value of arts and culture to society.
The Institute achieves these goals by working in collaboration with fellow academics, cultural organisations, public services and professional bodies to develop multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches which examine cultural policy, strategies and interventions from various perspectives. Its main thematic research areas include:
- Cultural Value and Public Policy
- Cultural Policy and Major Events
- Cultural Assets and Social Value
The work of the Institute builds upon Impacts 08, a major longitudinal cultural research programme established to investigate the socio-economic impacts of Liverpool’s European Capital of Culture (ECoC) year. The collaborative research model developed by the programme is now celebrated as best practice for the evaluation of ECoC and similar cultural programmes, and Impacts 08 / ICC colleagues have worked with international ECoC networks to embed systematic evaluation research policies and practices in the ECoC programme, as well as other major cultural events.
Since the launch in 2010, the Institute’s members have collaborated with a range of cross-sector organisations with funding from key commissioners including the Arts and Humanities Research Council, Arts Council England, the European Parliament, National Museums Liverpool, the London 2012 Organising Committee, English Heritage and Creative Scotland.
No, this infrastructure does not provide funding.
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