Dr. Eleonora Belfiore is an Associate Professor at the Centre for Cultural Policy Studies at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England. Between 2004 and 2007 she worked on a three year research project on the social impact of the arts, jointly funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Arts Council England. The project’s main objective was a critical reformulation of the claims made about the impacts that the arts can have on the individual and society, with a view of investigating the possibility of developing a rigorous framework and methodology for impact assessment.

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