The Arts Ripple Effect

Produced by the Topos Partnership for the Fine Arts Fund

This research finds that public responsibility for the arts is undermined by deeply entrenched perceptions that have nothing to do with government and everything to do with understanding of the arts. The work explores the underlying assumptions that work against valuing of the arts across sectors of our communities, as well as provide new thinking and a new frame: The Ripple Effect. This frame focuses on community-wide, not private benefits; goes beyond economic value; and focuses on shared emotional experience and a more connected population. The article offers significant food for thought as well as tips for your “elevator speech.” A MUST READ. The Arts Ripple Effect, Fine Arts Fund.