1.5. What the Review provides

The review covers three areas: The People of Bradford, Cultural Participation, and The Creative and Visitor Economy.


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What the Review provides

This edition covers three areas:

  • The People of Bradford looks at the demographic and other social and health data and what it tells us about diversity, skills and education, health and social inequalities in Bradford.
  • Cultural Participation summarises data about the complex nature of Bradford’s participation in arts and culture, sector assets and funding.
  • The Creative and Visitor Economy reviews existing data on Bradford’s creative economy and visitor economy, and how they both impact the District

Each contains:

  • Overview – for example, an overview of the district's demographics
  • Topics related to the main section – so under The People of Bradford, you’ll find a topic on Health
  • Gaps in the data for a specific area
  • Opportunities for cultural organisations to use the research to develop activities or programmes
  • End notes with links to resources and Appendices so you can find all the relevant data sources and research

For each Topic, we provide some or all of the following:

  • Topic summary
  • Headline data
  • Key bullet points

We also suggest how creatives and arts organisations can:

  • Embed research data and research priorities into their work
  • Think about working with researchers and public sector organisations to align with priorities around regeneration, community development and social impact

These will both become increasingly important in the build-up and delivery of Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture.

Please note that this review is based on existing research, and will in time require updating. Therefore, it should be seen as a ‘living document’ that we hope to be able to update as new information and research is undertaken.

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1.1. How to use this data

Data and research are pivotal in establishing knowledge and a baseline for the process of cultural and social change.

1.2. Why data matters

Arts organisations can use data about a district’s demographics, the creative economy and cultural participation to better understand the broader context in which they operate.

1.3. Why research matters

Research can contribute to social transformation by providing evidence-based insights and solutions to societal problems and challenges.

1.4. The purpose of this Review

Our Review has five goals that we hope to achieve.

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