Research reports

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TitleDescriptionYear:Pages
Early Childhood Arts: Three Perspectives (PDF, 1.18 MB) Following a roundtable discussion involving Irish early childhood arts and education practitioners in October 2012, the Arts Council identified some fundamental steps to be taken at a research level in order to inform policy and provision in the rapidly growing area of early childhood arts. The Arts Council commissioned three independent perspectives: an overview of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) policy and provision in Ireland; a background paper on the role of the arts in early childhood learning and development; and an international perspective on best practice in Early Childhood Arts. 2014115
Irish Arts Sector - Private Investment Report (PDF, 1.16 MB) This report is submitted to the Arts Council by 2into3, specialist advisors to the not-for-profit sector. It seeks to identify the level of annual private investment received by Arts Council funded organisations.201424
Assessment of the economic impact of the arts in Ireland - an update report for 2011 (DOC, 0.27 MB) This report seeks to establish an evidence-driven evaluation of the economic impact of the arts as an input into wider economic policy in 2011. It represents an update of Indecon's previous independent assessment of the economic impact of the arts in Ireland undertaken in 2008 and a more overview analysis undertaken in 2010.201218
Review of theatrical presentations of curriculum plays for second-level school audiences (PDF, 3.30 MB) A review of theatrical presentations of curriculum plays for second-level school audiences was conducted on the Arts Council's behalf between February and June 2012. This document comprises a 56-page report on the findings and recommendations of the review process; and associated appendices (50 pages). Contents page and appendices listing are interactive, for ease of access. 201256
Assessment of the economic impact of the arts in Ireland - an update report for 2010 (PDF, 0.30 MB) The purpose of this research is to establish an evidence-based assessment of the economic impact of the arts as an input into wider economic policy. This study, which follows the 2009 Indecon assessment of the economic impact of the arts in Ireland, is concerned with the impact of the arts in 2010. This update report focuses on employment and job creation, the value added and the benefit to the exchequer arising from the Arts Council organisations, in addition to the wider arts and creative sectors.201118
The living and working conditions of artists in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (PDF, 1.55 MB) All-Ireland research report on the living and working conditions of artists.2010208
Cultural Diversity and the Arts - Language and Meanings (PDF, 2.77 MB) Cultural Diversity and the Arts - Language and Meanings is an edited version of chapter four of Cultural Diversity and the Arts, a section of the research report commissioned by the Arts Council in partnership with the Office of the Minister for Integration / National Action Plan against Racism (nPar). The pamphlet is intended as a resource for the arts sector and the diverse publics with which it works or wishes to work.2010N/A
Step Up: A programme for pre-professional contemporary dance In Ireland (PDF, 1.51 MB) Co-commissioned by the Arts Council and the University of Limerick in 2010, Step Up: A programme for pre-professional contemporary dance in Ireland provides a comprehensive review of the existing dance educational landscape in Ireland. It also carries out a review of existing international models that could be used to create a structured environment for the professional development of Irish students and to increase the interaction between dancers trained abroad and the Irish dance sector.201079
Giving body to dance (DOC, 0.11 MB) This is a summary report of the review of building-based infrastructures for dance in Ireland. The document contains findings which relate to the quality of spaces that are currently available to professional dance practitioners countrywide.200918
Review of Visual Artists' Workspaces (PDF, 3.49 MB) This review assesses the provision of workspaces for visual artists in the Republic of Ireland and makes suggestions for the Arts Council's future strategic support and development for workspace provision.2009267
Assessment of Economic Impact of the Arts in Ireland (PDF, 2.44 MB) This report, submitted to the Arts Council by Indecon International Economic Consultants, presents an independent economic evaluation of the arts in Ireland with a particular focus on: job creation and employment; economic benefit of the arts; the impact of arts investment on cultural tourism; the relationship between the arts and the creative industries and their significance for the smart economy; and the contribution of the arts in re-building Ireland's international reputation.2009154
Cultural diversity and the arts research project: Towards the development of an Arts Council policy and action plan (PDF, 0.52 MB) This report forms part of the documentation on Cultural Diversity and the Arts, prepared under the Cultural Diversity Research Project: Towards the development of an Arts Council policy and action plan.200974
Arts, Education and Other Learning Settings. A Research Digest. (PDF, 0.39 MB) This report contains a digest of information on 72 research reports published in relation to the arts in education in Ireland between 1979 and mid-2007, as well as more detailed summaries of 14 of these reports. 2008134
Digital Cinema in Ireland (PDF, 1.47 MB) This report was commissioned by the Cultural Cinema Consortium (CCC) a joint initiative of the Arts Council (AC) and the Irish Film Board (IFB). It examines the technologies, the business models, and the experience of distributors and exhibitors to date.200844
Between filiation and affiliation: the space of art (PDF, 0.09 MB) One of a series of pamphlets on the value of the arts written by Kevin Whelan, Director of the Keough Naughton Notre Dame Centre, Dublin. These pamphlets are intended to provoke discussion and to focus attention on the crucial role the arts can and do play in our lives as individuals, as members of diverse communities and as part of our wider society. 200814
Points of Alignment - The report of the Special Committee on the Arts and Education (PDF, 0.33 MB) A report arising from the Special Committee on the Arts and Education. The committee was established by the Minister for Arts, Sport and Tourism, in tandem with the Minister for Education and Science and consisted of nominated representatives from the arts and education sectors with special knowledge of the intersections between the two fields. The report focuses on arts-in-education provision in Ireland and makes five key recommendations to improve such provision. 200872
Summary Guide Points of Alignment - The Report of the Special Committee on the Arts and Education (PDF, 0.08 MB) Summary guide of the full report200811
Public Engagement with Architecture in the Republic of Ireland (PDF, 0.70 MB) In 2008, the Arts Council commissioned research into public engagment with architecture in the Republic of Ireland with the purpose of advancing the commitments set out for architecture in the Partnership for the Arts strategy. The purpose of the research is to assist the Council in identifying a number of ways in which it can contribute more significantly to public engagement with architecture in the future.2008124
The pursuit of glorious failure (PDF, 0.06 MB) One of a series of pamphlets on the value of the arts written by John Waters. These pamphlets are intended to provoke discussion and to focus attention on the crucial role the arts can and do play in our lives as individuals, as members of diverse communities and as part of our wider society. 200716
Weve built it; why wont they come? (PDF, 0.06 MB) One of a series of pamphlets on the value of the arts written by John Burns, news editor of the Irish edition of The Sunday Times. These pamphlets are intended to provoke discussion and to focus attention on the crucial role the arts can and do play in our lives as individuals, as members of diverse communities and as part of our wider society. 200712