Registration NOW OPEN for Audience Research in the Arts conference

The SPARC team are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the Audience Research in the Arts conference, 3–5th July 2019, The University of Sheffield

Find out more on our conference website!

At the moment, we’re busy planning an exciting and varied conference programme, which will be released by 31st March at the latest. Meanwhile, please book your spot at the conference (registration costs and a link to our booking site are on the conference website; Early Bird rates expire 10th May). We are hoping to provided a limited number of bursaries, to be announced in due course -please contact for more information.

Delegates are also warmly invited to the conference dinner on the evening of Thursday, 4th July at DINA, a local arts venue in Sheffield city centre – tickets can be purchased alongside your registration (see above).

More about the conference

Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre (SPARC) is hosting a conference in partnership with the International Network for Audience Research in the Performing Arts (iNARPA)The Audience Agency, Routledge, The University of Leeds and Deakin University, to bring together researchers and industry professionals who investigate audience engagement with the arts. This conference comes at the culmination of two substantive contributions to the field of audience research at The University of Sheffield; the Understanding Audiences for the Contemporary Arts (UACA) study and the Modern Fairies project. The conference will also celebrate the publication of a Cultural Trends special double issue on ‘Audience Data and Research’ and launch a sector-facing handbook from the UACA project. It will feature sharing sessions from the two research projects and papers from contributors to the special issue.

For further information, please contact