Open for registration: Making Music, Making Communities Symposium, 29 June 2018

Musical groups and organisations shape and are shaped by their localities in a plurality of ways, reaching in and through communities to achieve tangible and intangible impacts. This one-day symposium, hosted by the Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre (SPARC) and the Urban Institute, brings together academic and practitioner networks …

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 …

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 …

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 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’ …