Congratulations Dr Sarah Price and Dr Lucy Dearn!

Congratulations to Dr Sarah Price and Dr Lucy Dearn, who graduated on 20th July with doctorates from the University of Sheffield’s Music Department. Dr Price and Dr Dearn worked with SPARC on their AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Awards and Dr Price is currently Research Associate on our UACA project. Here they are celebrating …

UACA gets underway with the Birmingham Contemporary Arts Network

Exciting start! UACA truly got underway on 14 July with our first network meeting with the Birmingham Contemporary Arts Network (Bham CAN). We met at the beautiful CBSO Centre, Birmingham, generously hosted by one of our four UACA lead partners, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.  We look forward to working with Bham CAN …

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 …