UACA Network launches

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 launch event a resounding success!

UACA team members, pilot project colleagues and wider University of Sheffield colleagues celebrated the official launch of UACA in style on Monday 3 July! Here we are outside the Humanities Research Institute: On the day, we were treated to a fantastic workshop on academic/cultural sector partnerships – ‘Making Partnerships Work’ …

SPARC in Venice

Sarah and Lucy have enjoyed presenting at the “Decoration of performance space: meaning and ideology” conference, which took place last week in Fondazione Cini, Venice. As well as exploring this beautiful city, Lucy and Sarah were able to take part in exciting discussions around the impact of venue on audiences …

Talking in a tent at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Stephanie Pitts was part of a panel on ‘researching jazz’ at the Cheltenham Jazz Festival on Friday 29th April. Joining other researchers and jazz festival directors, she contributed to a day of sharing ideas across disciplines and contexts with a talk called ‘From first-timers to old-timers: audience experiences of live …

Conference report – Choral practice, performance and pedagogy, 8th April

‘A mix of some really practical engagement for teachers and singers, and some deeply thought-provoking content for those with more scholarly interests’. The Music Department recently hosted an interactive choral research conference, organized by Dr Michael Bonshor, in collaboration with Professor Stephanie Pitts, SPARC, and the Institute of Musical Research. …

Choral conference 8th April

SPARC is hosting an exciting conference organised by Dr Michael Bonshor in his role as fellow of the Institute of Musical Research: Choral practice, performance and pedagogy: real world applications of choral research The conference will take place in the Department of Music, University of Sheffield on Friday 8th April …