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Valuing arts and arts research.

Saratsi, Eirini; Acott, Tim; Allinson, Ewan; Edwards, David; Fremantle, Chris; Fish, Robert


Eirini Saratsi

Tim Acott

Ewan Allinson

David Edwards

Robert Fish


Arts have a significant impact on the way we understand the world. It is widely accepted that arts are able to inspire people and direct attention to things that really matter; they help not only to understand how the material world affects us, but also to acknowledge the importance of these influences on our wellbeing. Moreover, through the process of creative engagement, individual reflections can become shared cultural experiences and vice versa. Where the social and natural sciences produce verifiable evidence based on data, the arts and artists can create singular perspectives that have wide resonance. While any great work of art increases our understanding of the world, not all arts processes lend themselves to research collaborations, particularly with other disciplines.


SARATSI, E., ACOTT, T., ALLINSON, E., EDWARDS, D., FREMANTLE, C. and FISH, R. 2019. Valuing arts and arts research. Valuing nature paper, 22. UK: Valuing Nature [online]. Available from:

Report Type Research Report
Publication Date Oct 31, 2019
Deposit Date Oct 31, 2019
Publicly Available Date Nov 12, 2019
Publisher Valuing Nature
Series Title Valuing nature paper
Series Number 22
Keywords Arts; Wellbeing; Creative engagement; Artists; Environmental research; Arts research
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