Enhancing Participation in the Arts in the EU

Challenges and Methods

  • Victoria M. Ateca-Amestoy
  • Victor Ginsburgh
  • Isidoro Mazza
  • John O'Hagan
  • Juan Prieto-Rodriguez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Measurement of Participation in the Arts

  3. Sectorial Analyses of Participation in the Arts in Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Victor Fernandez-Blanco, Maria J. Perez-Villadoniga, Juan Prieto-Rodriguez
      Pages 141-154
    3. Concetta Castiglione, Davide Infante
      Pages 155-169
    4. Víctor Fernandez-Blanco, Fernanda Gutiérrez-Navratil
      Pages 171-189
    5. Patricia Suárez, Matías Mayor
      Pages 191-198
    6. Imma Fondevila Guinart
      Pages 199-206
    7. Roberto Cellini, Marco Ferdinando Martorana, Felicita Platania
      Pages 221-234
  4. Cultural Travellers

  5. The Role of New Technologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 267-267
    2. Hasan Bakhshi
      Pages 269-280
    3. Christian Handke, Paul Stepan, Ruth Towse
      Pages 295-310
    4. Michel Hambersin
      Pages 311-322
    5. Karol J. Borowiecki, Juan Prieto-Rodriguez
      Pages 323-336
    6. Olivier Gergaud, Victor Ginsburgh
      Pages 337-353
  6. Funding and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 355-355
    2. Tiziana Cuccia, Luisa Monaco, Ilde Rizzo
      Pages 357-369

About this book


In this book, participation in the arts is analyzed as a substantial contributory factor to European citizenship, and also as a tool for improving individual and societal wellbeing through educational and inclusive policies. It offers an up-to-date overview of ongoing research on the measurement and analysis of, and prospects for, traditional and new forms of cultural engagement in Europe. It describes and assesses available methods and participation in the arts and seeks to determine how and to what extent the various drivers, policies and barriers matter. This publication is the final output of the work done by the members of the EU Project “Assessing effective tools to enhance cultural participation,” which brought together social scientists and cultural practitioners in joint projects, conferences and seminars, to reflect on the current situation and the challenges faced by managers of cultural and arts institutions and cultural policy makers.


Arts Cultural Participation Cultural Policy Economic Effects Europe Measuring Cultural Participation

Editors and affiliations

  • Victoria M. Ateca-Amestoy
    • 1
  • Victor Ginsburgh
    • 2
  • Isidoro Mazza
    • 3
  • John O'Hagan
    • 4
  • Juan Prieto-Rodriguez
    • 5
  1. 1.Foundations of Economic Analysis IIUniversity of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)BilbaoSpain
  2. 2.ECARESBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Economics and BusinessUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly
  4. 4.Trinity College DublinDublinIreland
  5. 5.Department of EconomicsUniversity of OviedoOviedoSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-09095-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-09096-2
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