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Cultural Trends has been providing in-depth analysis of the cultural sector since 1989. It focuses on key trends within the arts, culture, heritage and media and it offers overviews of the sector as a whole.
Cultural Trends is committed to the principle that cultural policy should be rooted in empirical evidence. To this end, it champions better information on the cultural and creative sectors and its widespread dissemination. It aims to:
• stimulate analysis and understanding of culture and the creative sectors based on relevant and reliable data; • provide a critique of the empirical evidence upon which policy on culture and the creative industries may be based, implemented, evaluated and developed; • examine the soundness of measures of the performance of government and public sector bodies pertaining to the cultural and creative sectors; and • encourage improvements in the coverage, timeliness and accessibility of data on culture and the creative industries.
All articles in Cultural Trends are peer reviewed and may be appended by expert commentaries, which further explore and analyze the subjects covered.
The journal is widely read and referred to by funders, sponsors and administrative bodies; local and central government officials; by broadcasters and journalists, researchers, consultants and academics, and by those concerned with the promotion and development of the cultural and creative sectors.