Exploring the economic impact of culture in market towns – a one-day seminar. 29th April 08. The Britannia Hotel, Nottingham.

“The East Midlands Cultural Observatory is pleased to invite you to a one day seminar on the measurement of the economic impact of cultural events and fixed assets (such as festivals and museums) in market towns. This event, delivered in collaboration with Nottingham University Business School, will: disseminate a method for estimating the economic impact of culture in market towns; addressing common data collection concerns; introduce a method for benchmarking the performance of market towns; include practical training in the use of the Cultural Observatory’s new economic impact toolkit, which is designed to support non-researchers in the measurement and analysis of the economic impact of cultural events and fixed assets in market towns.

This event will be of particular use to market town managers, local authority officers, and anyone involved in the coordination of cultural events and activities. The afternoon session is aimed specifically at those wishing to collect their own data, and it is envisaged that some people may wish to register for the morning session only.”

More info from East Midlands Observatory: info -at- regenerationem.co.uk