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. …

New article on “audience exchange”

SPARC is happy to announce the publication of a new article by Prof. Stephanie Pitts (SPARC Director) and Dr Jonathan Gross in the online journal Arts and the Market:  “ ‘Audience exchange’: cultivating peer-to-peer dialogue at unfamiliar arts events” The paper demonstrates the usefulness of the “audience exchange” approach for audience development …

Journal of Popular Music Education

The first issue of Journal of Popular Music Education, edited by Gareth Dylan Smith and Bryan Powell, has launched and includes an article by Lucy Dearn and Stephanie Pitts on ‘(Un)popular music and young audiences’. This work draws on Lucy’s PhD study in which she took young people to classical …

New research article on choral participation

A new paper from SPARC Honorary Research Fellow Dr Michael Bonshor is out now in the International Journal of Community Music. Michael’s research considers the social benefits of choral singing, and the ways in which communities of expertise build up within choirs to increase the confidence of their members. He’s …

New articles in print

IMR/SPARC Fellow Michael Bonshor’s latest article is out in Psychology of Music, on the topic of  ‘Confidence and choral configuration: The affective impact of situational and acoustic factors in amateur choirs’ http://pom.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/10/06/0305735616669996.abstract?papetoc Stephanie Pitts has contributed to a new article in the International Journal of Music Education, the result of a fortuitous collaboration between Eli Hardcastle, …

New Participations article out now

The overview article from our collaboration with Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, on ‘Understanding audiences for the contemporary arts’ is available in the latest issue of the online journal, Participations.  In the paper, Jonathan Gross and Stephanie Pitts outline the findings from the study with audiences for contemporary art across a …