Culture and media
Culture is sometimes labeled as the glue that holds society together. With this in mind, the government strives to ensure that as many people as possible have access to high-quality culture. Moreover, this supply of culture must be pluralistic, whether it takes the form of books, museums or pop venues. This is one of the reasons why the government (financially) supports cultural institutions from a national to a local level. With regards to media, the government also strives for a pluralistic and accessible supply. At the same time, culture and media are dynamic. Culture may change as a result of input from new generations, while media is strongly influenced by digitization. Alongside this, the creative sector is receiving more and more attention as it is seen as a sector that can provide economic and urban dynamics within society. Dialogic carries out projects in several areas of this domain.
- Monitoring and evaluation of instruments in culture and media policy. In recent years, Dialogic has contributed to a number of evaluations such as the evaluation of the Fixed Book Price Act, the evaluation of the Subsidy Scheme for the Preservation of Monuments (SIM), the evaluation of the effects of stimulation measures for audiovisual production in the Netherlands and the policy review of cultural participation policy. Dialogic was also co-responsible for the Culture Monitor 2016-2017 and the Digital Heritage Monitor.
- Innovation and cooperation. In the cultural and media sector, innovations are taking place and new partnerships are emerging. Among other things, Dialogic has looked at this collaboration and innovation in the pop sector. We also conduct research to the impact of digitization on culture, as well as how cultural offerings and participation can be better measured, for example through social media indicators and big data.