Audience Research in the Arts Conference 3-5 July 2019

Audience Research in the Arts Conference

3–5 July 2019, The University of Sheffield

Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre (SPARC) hosted a conference in Juloy 2019 in partnership with the International Network for Audience Research in the Performing Arts (iNARPA), The Audience Agency, Routledge, The University of Leeds and Deakin University, to bring together researchers and industry professionals who investigate audience engagement with the arts. This conference came at the culmination of two substantive contributions to the field of audience research at The University of Sheffield; the Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts (UACA) study and the Modern Fairies project. The conference also celebrated the publication of a Cultural Trends special double issue on ‘Audience Data and Research’ and launched a sector-facing handbook from the UACA project. It featured sharing sessions from the two research projects and papers from contributors to the special issue. #ARITAconf


Conference programme


Conference bursaries

A limited number of bursaries were made available for those who would not otherwise be able to attend the conference. Each bursary covered the full cost of the conference fee, and may have covered related transportation and accommodation costs where a strong case was made. Applicants who are members of an underrepresented group in this research area may have been given preference (underrepresented groups include but are not limited to: ethnic and racial minorities, people with disabilities, freelance arts sector workers and creative professionals).

The application period is now closed.


For further information, please contact sparc@sheffield.ac.uk