Data worlds explored

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14 Oct 2015

Placing data-scientists-in-residence in arts organisations has led to some futuristic tools that are of real use. Cimeon Ellerton reveals the details.

Setting the record straight

09 Oct 2015

Allegations that  Liverpool's Everyman & Playhouse Theatre are failing to embrace the local community couldn't be further from the mark, says Rebecca Ross-Williams.

Tentative steps forwards

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08 Oct 2015

How many older people do you expect to see in a contemporary art gallery? Clare Hankinson tells how Fabrica’s older audience programmes welcomed over 1,000 people last year.

Reaching the huge numbers

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07 Oct 2015

Older people want to be part of an intergenerational community not a ‘crinklies camp’. Stephanie Fuller shares this and other tips on how to reach out to older audiences.

Whose data is it anyway?

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01 Oct 2015

In an era of data sharing, Marcus Romer asks who audience data belongs to: touring companies or venues?

Raising our game

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28 Sep 2015

Selling in the arts is improving but it could still learn a lot from retailers and travel companies, says Libby Penn.

Rural versus urban

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17 Sep 2015

Some arts attenders are more ‘promiscuous’ than others, the Audience Agencys data can reveal.

Appealing to local residents

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15 Sep 2015

Lorna Lee reveals how William Morris Gallery boosted its visitor numbers from 17,000 to 110,000 by engaging local people.

Mission made possible

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10 Sep 2015

Partnerships with local authories are crucial to Orchestras Live’s work. Henry Little reveals how they’ve maintained relationships through challenging economic times.

A successful start

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03 Sep 2015

Libby Penn reveals how MAC Belfast achieved ambitious attendance targets in its first year of operation with the help of a bespoke segmentation model.

Risks worth taking?

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02 Sep 2015

Who really benefits from ‘pay what you can’ and ‘pay what you decide’ ticketing offers? Two organisations reveal whether it worked for them.

Why audiences attend

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22 Jul 2015

After collecting more than 100,000 survey responses, Leo Sharrock and Helen Palmer can reveal the main reason people attend the arts.

Child power

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21 Jul 2015

For a recent production, Little Earthquake passed the reins over to 100 primary school children. Philip Holyman describes the events as they unfolded.

How to make a consortium great

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16 Jul 2015

With more and more arts organisations forming consortiums, Trevelyan Wright shares his tips on how to be a strong lead or a supportive partner.

The chance to dance

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02 Jul 2015

Kelly-Anne Collins shares the story of how one dance support network diversified – creating a platform to showcase new work – and may just have triggered a revolution for dance in Northern Ireland in the process.

Are intervals necessary?

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02 Jul 2015

Are theatre intervals a helpful pause or an annoying inconvenience? Rachel Beaumont puts the question to Royal Opera House audiences.

Getting granny into Gormley

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25 Jun 2015

Is it worth explaining conceptual contemporary art to ‘old age’ pensioners? Anna Goulding’s research suggests it might be.

Big exposure

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18 Jun 2015

A YouTube network dedicated to the arts, in receipt of significant government funding and aiming to attract not millions but billions of views, just had to be investigated. Christy Romer spoke to Simon Walker of Canvas.

From words into action

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18 Jun 2015

The Warwick Commission report may have sparked a useful debate, but how can its recommendations be acted upon locally, asks Chris Bilton.

A badge to show for it

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18 Jun 2015

An online reward scheme has the potential to inspire children and young people’s interest in arts learning, believes Laurie Garrison.


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