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Gauging the Impacts of Post-Disaster Arts and Culture Initiatives in Christchurch – a Literature Review (May 2016)

Gauging the Impacts of Post-Disaster Arts and Culture Initiatives in Christchurch – a Literature Review, was prepared by Life in Vacant Spaces Charitable Trust for the Ministry for Culture and Heritage.

The objective of the literature review was to gather and assess existing research on the impacts arts and culture activity has had on cultural, social, health and economic wellbeing in the community in the Christchurch region following the earthquakes in 2010/2011.  The review includes the key findings of each study and the robustness of the methodology used; a summary of the findings from the literature, and recommendations on potential areas for further study. 

The review’s authors note that any omissions or biases in this review are unintentional. They are interested in hearing of any relevant studies that were conducted/published prior to December 2015 that may have been missed. Contact:  info@livs.org.nz

The following two reports are available in pdf format:

  1. Gauging the Impacts of Post-Disaster Arts and Culture Initiatives in Christchurch – a Literature Review (full report)
  1. Gauging the Impacts of Post-Disaster Arts and Culture Initiatives in Christchurch – a Literature Review (Summary of findings, and studies included in the review)

Copies of both reports published as pdf documents are below in the 'file download' section.



Updated on 13th May 2016