‘Understanding audiences’ symposium April 2015

Many thanks to all those who attended and presented at our one day symposium on ‘Understanding audiences for the contemporary arts’, which included a report of our collaboration with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, invited talks from Philip Thomas (University of Huddersfield) and Kealy Cozens (Sound and Music), as well as …

SPARC symposium 29th April 2015

We are holding a one day symposium on Wednesday 29th April, inspired by our current collaboration with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group (BCMG) and other contemporary arts organisations.  Practitioners and researchers are warmly invited to join us for discussions of the methods, practicalities and ethics of researching with contemporary arts audiences, …

The roar of the crowd…

Last of the SPARC outings this week, as Sarah attended the British Theatre Consortium’s ‘Roar of the Crowd’ conference on theatre spectators and cultural value. The conference presented the findings of another AHRC Cultural Value project looking at what audiences value about theatre attendance and how this changes in the …