In 2014, Arts Council England (ACE), Arts Council of Ireland, european centre for creative economy (ecce), European Cultural Foundation, European Creative Business Network (ECBN) and Creative England initiated and funded a collaborative research project about the evidence and causality of spillover effects in Europe. Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy (TFCC) was commissioned in January 2015 to undertake this analysis, for their dedication and collaboration in delivering this research.
The research consisted of:
- the creation of the first evidence base of 98 spillover projects,
- a review of evaluation methods and the strengths and weaknesses of existing methodologies,
- finding an evidence-based concept and definition of ‘cultural and creative spillover effects’,
- recommendations for future research on spillover effects.