For creative artists (e.g. writers, musicians, artists, dancers, designers, directors, filmmakers, etc.) who may not necessarily have their creative works cited in scholarly literature, information on live readings, performances, exhibitions, productions, reviews, recordings, galleries, grants awarded, and prizes won, can be indicative of the social or cultural impact and therefore of a creative artist's influence.
The impact of a performance, exhibition, reading, etc. can be shown by the number of events, ticket sales, reviews, and where the reviews were published. Information on the venues themselves can also be significant:
Locate notices of readings and subsequent reviews in the local press using newspaper databases:
Then, check the circulation statistics of the individual newspapers/magazines for an indication of the impact of the public announcement of the reading notice and/or review:
Information on the significance of prizes and awards can be obtained by finding information about the organization conferring the prize, the number and names (if available) of nominees for the award, previous winners, and the publications announcing the award.
For information on an organization, the number and names of nominees for a prize, and previous winners, try the website of the organization. Other resources for information on organizations include:
Also, look for announcements of the award in the local press using newspaper databases.
Then, check the circulation statistics of the individual newspapers/magazines for an indication of the impact of the public announcement of the prize or award: