Research Papers 2013

Synopsis Here you will find a list of Committee for Culture, Arts and Leisure research papers published during 2013.

  • Recent developments in architectural policy across the UK and Ireland

    Reference: 130/13 - Date: 07/11/2013

    This paper describes recent developments in architectural policy across the UK and Ireland.

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  • Examining social inclusion in the arts in Northern Ireland

    Reference: 127/13 - Date: 17/10/2013

    This research paper examines the degree of social inclusion in the arts in Northern Ireland, focusing particularly on engagement in areas of high deprivation. Comparisons are made with other jurisdictions, and the evidence for the perceived social benefits of widening engagement with the arts is examined.

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  • A brief comparison of arts council strategies in the UK

    Reference: 97/13 - Date: 08/07/2013

    This paper and associated table summarise in very brief terms some of the key differences between the strategy documents produced in recent years by the government arts agencies throughout the UK and Ireland.

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  • Support for Elite Athletes in Northern Ireland and other jurisdictions

    Reference: 93/12 - Date: 28/06/2013

    This briefing paper provides information on measures in place for the financial and non-financial support of elite athletes in Northern Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and the Republic of Ireland.

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  • Preparations and legacy planning for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014

    Reference: 92/13 - Date: 28/06/2013

    This research paper summarises preparations by the Scottish Government and other public bodies for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014. It also examines plans for the social and economic legacy of the Games, and highlights a number of issues which may be of interest in a Northern Ireland context.

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  • A summary of the European Capital of Culture programme

    Reference: 67/13 - Date: 10/05/2013

    This paper provides a brief summary of the European Capital of Culture programme. It discusses some of the conclusions made of the programme as a whole, highlights some brief examples to illustrate key successes and difficulties, and then focuses specifically on the example of Liverpool in 2008.

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  • EU funding opportunities for sport

    Reference: 57/13 - Date: 25/04/2013

    This paper provides information on some of the options available from the European Union for the funding of sport, with a view to providing for sport within schools. Reference is also made to various education-specific funds, though none of these are geared towards sport.

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  • The DCAL Community Festivals Fund Evaluation

    Reference: 56/13 - Date: 25/04/2013

    In September 2012, DCAL published an evaluation of the Community Festivals Fund. This paper examines the DCAL evaluation and provides some observations on the methodology applied.

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  • Briefing on EU priorities relating to culture, arts and leisure

    Reference: 26/13 - Date: 12/02/2013

    This paper highlights issues and possible areas of interest for the Culture, Arts and Leisure Committee along with some suggestions for potential actions which could be taken.

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  • Update on European issues relating to culture, arts and leisure

    Reference: 25/13 - Date: 11/02/2013

    This paper documents recent policy activity at a European level on culture, arts and leisure issues. It deals largely with the European Union but also references the Council of Europe.

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  • Grassroots sport in Northern Ireland: A summary of participation and potential challenges

    Reference: 12/13 - Date: 24/01/2013

    This research paper seeks to describe current levels of participation in grassroots sport in Northern Ireland, and to highlight some potential issues and challenges.

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