Policy police:
Munira Mirza, on the challenge her new 6-paper Policy Exchange report makes to the evidence-base on arts & regeneration in the UK…

“If you read the policy literature, it seems uncontroversial that the arts can stimulate economic growth, reduce social exclusion and improve our health – in short, transform our society. Yet, as this book seeks to show, there is surprisingly little evidence for these claims”.

The report itself can be downloaded here (PDF, 470kb)