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.Β  In the paper, Jonathan Gross and Stephanie Pitts outline the findings from the study with audiences for contemporary art across a range of venues and arts organisations in Birmingham, highlighting the ‘facilitative conditions’ that bring open-minded potential audience members together with the ‘backstage’ view of creative arts engagement to generate fulfilling encounters for audiences.Β  Other articles in this issue of Participations also look really interesting – including an editorial on journal reviewing and rejection rates, which will be insightful reading for any academic writer!