"The benefits need to be felt by all members of the community. Jobs and career progression is one way in which we can measure who benefits, but there are other ways that might give a greater sense of who benefits and how.
The evaluation of culture-led regeneration hasn’t been as in-depth as it might have been and this, combined with the fact that some of the benefits may take years to be realised, may have given the impression that they are not so evenly distributed.
In Margate we’ve started a process of evaluation that considers both the social and economic impacts – the two are linked, one without the other makes no sense. "
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