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Screened versions of live performances are mostly made by large organisations and consumed by those that would attend the arts anyway.
How can you find out what your audience really thinks? Ron Evans recommends observing them using your very own spy network.
It is exciting to explore and own the biases that we impart to audiences, argues Bea Udeh.
What are the characteristics, interests and motivations of the over-65 demographic? Lucie Fitton reveals all.
Jo Marsh and Sarah Featherstone explain how relocating Wrexham’s art gallery to a market and parking complex has helped make the arts a part of people’s everyday lives.
When James Haddrell took on the directorship of Greenwich Theatre over ten years ago, he didn’t know if the company had a future at all. Here he charts its imaginative route to recovery.
By taking a robust approach to understanding the social class make-up of the workforce, the cultural sector can address entrenched inequalities. Dave O’Brien suggests a way forward.
“The largest set of aggregated data on cultural engagement anywhere in the world” is being made available for academic researchers.
Three outer city venues around Leeds were found to have generated committed core audiences in areas perceived as barren.
New funding aims to bring disabled artists into the mainstream of European dance and theatre, and build a network committed to presenting their work.
15 employees will be affected by the closure of Culture Republic, following the loss of its annual funding from Creative Scotland.
Counting What Counts Ltd has won the £2.3m contract to deliver the quality measurement system that England’s larger arts organisations will use from October.
How do outdoor arts have the potential to reach audiences other artforms can’t, and how can we best support the sector, asks Penny Mills.
Losing NPO funding was devastating for Dance Manchester, but it has liberated the company to pursue its own path driving placemaking through outdoor work, says Deb Ashby.
Setting up a new theatre in a former bus depot with no funding was a leap of faith for its two founders. Peter Tate and Anthony Biggs tell the story.
For people reluctant to pay to see a full-length Shakespeare play, the RSC’s open-air, non-ticketed theatre staging amateur productions offers a relaxed alternative, says Nicola Salmon.
Alison Fordham explains how IF: Milton Keynes International Festival’s programme of outdoor events is a key audience development and placemaking tool for the town.
Partnering with Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty has created opportunities for Activate to bring exciting contemporary art to stunning outdoor settings. Kate Wood explains how.
Outdoor events have been key to attracting tourists to Kent’s coastal towns and driving culture-led regeneration, says Sarah Dance.
A research project examining Leicester’s 24 arts festivals uncovered interesting insights into audience behaviour and preferences. Richard Fletcher discusses the findings.