Date of Project
College of Arts and Sciences
The quantitative impact of the arts has become an increasingly important factor in determining the overall value of a project, and is often used to determine acceptance of submissions, public recognition and funding disbursement. This project evaluates current understandings of how the arts function within society, popular methods for determining the value of the arts and explores how qualitative reasoning can be utilized to communicate the value of supporting artistic endeavors. While placing a numerical value on the arts based on data collection can be important, this project will aim to evaluate the implications of relying so heavily on facts and figures to determine the value of things that are ultimately driven by human experiences that defy measure.
Belisle, Lycette C., "Exploring a Qualitative Approach to Arts Advocacy and Evaluation" (2020). Undergraduate Theses. 55.
Acting Commons, Advertising and Promotion Management Commons, Arts Management Commons, Communication Commons, Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research Commons, Film Production Commons, Fine Arts Commons, Interactive Arts Commons, Interdisciplinary Arts and Media Commons, Marketing Commons, Nonprofit Administration and Management Commons, Other American Studies Commons, Other Arts and Humanities Commons, Other Film and Media Studies Commons, Other Music Commons, Other Theatre and Performance Studies Commons