BAFA meeting on audience evaluation & development

Bristol: Wednesday 8 May 13.00-17.00 Venue: The Tobacco Factory Bristol: Making research work for you: management/funding/timing/mind-set issues Richard Fletcher, Arts & Festival Management, De Montfort University Practical use of social media: as a tool to facilitate evaluation Caron Jane Lyon, PCM Creative Audience Engagement: political and social context of change Richard Hadley, European Festivals Network …
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You need Big Data

From Arts Professional – and highly relevant given our work on B&NES audience data with the Audience Agency. The way that the arts and cultural sector uses data is out-of-date and inadequate, says a new report by Nesta. Opportunities to better understand and extend the cultural and social impact of public expenditure are “going begging”, …
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Sign up for the Audience Agency newsletter

I can thoroughly recommend the Newsletter from the Audience Agency, a national organisation, newly formed from the various regional development agencies.  The latest one features news, resources and experiences around developing Community Engagement.  Sign up here. As they explain – the Audience Agency is the national audience development agency for England. We have deep understanding of the challenges facing …
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First report into Theatre-going in Northern Ireland

The first in-depth report in to Theatre attendance in Northern Ireland has been published, showing 8% of Northern Ireland households booked theatre tickets last year, but 76% of ticket buyers were one-time-only attendees. Demographic information shows that although audiences came from a wide variety of backgrounds, the majority of theatre goers were from groups that …
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