There are many other resources online that you can use to find research and evidence to support your work. Here is a selection:
General directories of arts research summaries
University of Chicago Cultural Policy Centre Digest
The Digest identifies important academic research that is often inaccessible, due to paywalls or jargon, and presents it in summary form for a broad audience of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers. It is published three times a year and each issue tackles a particular theme.
Createquity Arts Policy Library
Bringing greater attention to the important ongoing work in the field of arts research and synthesising it for a lay audience.
Arts Research Monitor
Produced in Canada, it provides synopses of qualitative and quantitative research findings in the arts and culture.
General directories of arts research sources
Culture and Sport Evidence Programme (CASE) Database
The CASE database marshals in one place studies that examine the drivers, impact and value of engagement in culture and sport.
Princeton University’s Cultural Policy And National Data Archive (CPANDA) Database
An online, searchable bibliographic database of selected monographs, serials, reports, papers, proceedings, articles and books (1965-early 2012) relevant to arts and cultural policy studies.
International Federation of Arts Councils and Culture Agencies (IFACCA) D’Art Resource
A central resource that seeks to create international ‘knowledge links’ and to consolidate arts policy knowledge and expertise from around the world.
Research Councils UK (RCUK) Gateway to Research
An online gateway to publicly funded research including that funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.
National Archive of Data on Arts & Culture (NADAC)
An online database with data from cultural research funded by federal agencies and other organisations in the United States.
National Endowment for the Arts
A database resource of cultural research funded through grants by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Subject specific resources
ArtsEdSearch is a project of the Arts Education Partnership in the US and is a large compendium of research looking at the subject of arts education. The site mostly comprises research summaries of books, chapters and articles. These are then ordered around particular themes.
Researching Cultural and Creative Industries in London (RCCIL) Database
RCCIL is an independent database of research on London’s cultural and creative industries.
Arts Alliance Criminal Justice Evidence Library
An online library housing the key research and evaluation documents on the impact of arts-based projects, programmes and interventions within the criminal justice system.
The National Alliance for Arts Health and Wellbeing
Hundreds of resources on the evidence-base for arts in health brought together by the London Arts and Health Forum
Cultural Learning Alliance Evidence Base
The Case for Cultural Learning: key research findings from a range of sources identified by the CLA.
Creative & Cultural Skills Creative Blueprint Library
Publications include reports on skills, workforce development and training.
Research centres for arts and cultural policy
Research at Arts Council England
Arts Council England’s national research programme explores questions across artforms and regions, building collective knowledge and supporting the development of effective policy.
Research at the Crafts Council
An online hub of research and information presenting the latest thinking and perspectives on the sector.
Research at Australia Council on the Arts
News about arts research in progress and planned across Australia and the work of the in-house research team at the Australia Council.
Research at the National Endowment for the Arts
Research into the value and impact of the arts is a core function of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Research at Americans for the Arts
Action-oriented research to make a case for the arts.