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Culture Feast: Spring 2018 Menu

#CultureFeast ROUND TWO has just been announced! SPARC is delighted to be working with contemporary arts organisations in Birmingham to offer audiences something a little different. The Spring 2018 Culture Feast will consist of a 7 course menu of contemporary art for only £30. Book now at culturefeast.org Events from Grand Union, Birmingham Hippodrome, DanceXchange,Birmingham …

AHRC Research Associate Vacancy

Calling all audience researchers! The AHRC-funded project “Modern Fairies and Loathly Ladies” is looking for a vibrant researcher to join the team. The Research Associate role is 2 days a week, based at the University of Sheffield Music Department, beginning 1st February 2018 to 31st August 2019. This role will involve working …

Birmingham Contemporary Arts Network launch Culture Feast

Birmingham’s leading contemporary arts organisations have joined forces to create Culture Feast: a joint ticket that gives access to six theatre, dance, music and art events all for £25 total. This has grown out of the Birmingham Contemporary Arts Network in response to findings from the Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts project at …

Modern Fairies and Loathly Ladies

Great news for Dr Fay Hield, music lecturer at Sheffield University and SPARC member, who has received a research grant for her new project ‘Modern Fairies and Loathly Ladies’. The project will be exploring traditional British folk tales, their modern relevance, and collaborating with artists to create new work. Also in collaboration …

New UACA networks launch

We are very excited to announce the dates of our newest network launches! Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts (UACA) will be hosting launch events in London, Bristol and Liverpool on the dates noted below. We have already celebrated the successful launch of UACA in Birmingham, at the most recent …

UACA a smash at iNARPA conference!

UACA’s cutting-edge research on arts networks and audiences went down a treat yesterday at the iNARPA symposium on Audience Research in Leeds. As part of a packed programme of all things audience-related, Dr Sarah Price and Prof Stephanie Pitts were there to present some of their research findings, with a …

UACA featured in ‘Arts Professional’ and ‘The Stage’

We’re excited to see that our Understanding Audiences for Contemporary Arts (UACA) project has been recognised recently by two leading industry publications. You can read the article in Arts Professional (the UK’s arts management journal for industry professionals) here, and read about UACA in The Stage (the world’s longest-running publication for the performing arts industry) here. …