Academic journals: Cultural Trends

Journal summary: 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. The journal 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.

Publisher: Routledge

Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/ccut20/current

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Author: Ian Baxter

Heritage management / historic preservation academic at Heriot-Watt University; Vice-Chair of the Built Environment Forum Scotland (BEFS); Trustee of The Heritage Alliance. Obsessed by administrative histories of heritage organisations, heritage signs, and the design of site guidebooks.

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