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Arts and Humanities Research Council

A role for the arts in policy?

Supervisor: Patrycja Kaszynska | University: University of the Arts London

Governments around the world are experimenting with opening up bureaucracies and bringing in “outside perspectives” and “creative approaches” to policymaking, whether that be design thinking, agile delivery or ethnographic methods. Stephen Bennett’s research project, and resultant report, enquires into a possible role for the arts in policy. It does that by looking at the effects of experiencing art on policymakers as well as, more broadly, how art can impact the policymaking system across the stages of: agenda setting, policy formulation, legitimation, implementation, evaluation, policy maintenance, succession or termination.

AHRC Subjects Policy Arts Management and Creative Industries

Themes Governance Sector Insights