11th December 2013
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Wellbeing Economics held an inquiry into how policy can increase wellbeing without increasing public expenditure. This took place over a series of meetings at which expert witnesses appeared and answered questions from members, with a public audience. The results were published in a report in 2014.
The first meeting was on wellbeing and culture and addressed the questions:
- Can wellbeing evidence help us set and perhaps increase the culture budget overall, thereby increasing wellbeing?
- Can wellbeing evidence help set priorities within this budget, thereby increasing the wellbeing it generates?
The expert witnesses were:
– Tony Butler, Museum of East Anglian Life, Happy Museum Project
– Daniel Fujiwara, LSE, Independent Academic
– Charlotte Jones, Chief Executive of Independent Theatre Council
– Moira Sinclair, Executive Director, London and South East, Arts Council for England
– Gareth Maeer, Head of Research and Evaluation, Heritage Lottery Fund
– Dave O’Brien, City University, Independent Academic