Find out the results from our fourth and final survey for Culture Beyond Covid for Heritage: the Heritage PanelTags: Heritage, Museums, Outdoors
In our latest guest blog, Niamh Kelly, Youth Ambassador at Reimagine, Remake, Replay writes about co-curation with audiences, and in this instance, with young people. Could it change museums' relationships with their audiences for the better?Tags: COVID-19, Co-creation, Co-curation, Young People, Museums, Heritage
This 2016 report profiles the visitors to six Northern Irish museums.
The Taking Part Survey researches engagement with museums and galleries in England between 2005 and 2016.
This report from Culture24 explores after-hours events in museums and their role in the night-time economy.
Research into the media preferences and habits of over 25,000 US performing arts customers.
This research from Museums Libraries and Archives in England gets to the core of why people use libraries, why they don't, and what would get them through the door.
Find out how NI heritage visitors have engaged with heritage organisations and sites since Covid and how you can use these insights to plan for the future.
Conversations and views from the public and the arts sector on what Arts Council England should focus on.
Find out the results from our first Culture Beyond Covid for Heritage: The Heritage PanelTags: Audience research, Culture Beyond Covid, Heritage, COVID-19
This report from Arts Connect explores how people aged 10 to 19 relate to arts and culture.
What's the standard for digital marketing in the arts? Here are findings from a survey of 180 U.S. arts organisations by Capacity Interactive.
The Continuous Household Survey is an annual public survey done by the Northern Irish Government. Here's how to access the results, and why you should read it.
We sent Fiona off to Culture Geek in the sweltering London heat. Here's some of what she brought back - the best examples of games to engage audiences in galleries and museums
How Dorset County Museum used focus groups to make their museum more accessible for visitors with autism.
Author: Jack Welch, Medium
Thrive's visitor profiling project to learn more about the visitors to six Northern Ireland museums.
In 2018, six museums across Northern Ireland hosted late-night events to attract new audiences and change perceptions about museums.
Nicholas Penny, former director of the National Gallery in London, questions the attention paid to visitor numbers in determining the success of cultural institutions.
Advice and checklists to make sure your venue or event is accessible to disabled people.
Colleen Dilenschneider argues that free admission matters less than we may think - and backs it up with ticketing and attendance data from the US.
Author: Colleen Dilenschneider
In this podcast we hear from the museum guides and curators on what the process was actually like and how glad they are they done it!
VR is an exciting new opportunity for arts, culture, and heritage. But is there really an audience for it, and can it be used as an audience development tool? Fiona Bell reports from the Culture Geek conference.
Carrickfergus Museum transformed an empty space within their building into an area specifically designed for a new audience. We're looking at how they succeeded and how they integrated it into their regular programming.
How the V&A combined digital, physical, and personal welcomes to create a great visitor experience.
Author: Kati Price
When you're starting any kind of research - the first thing to do is to check what's already out there. Here are our top free online sources of audience information.
Read our second guest blog from the Changed Future series, written by Beth Frazer.
A toolkit to strengthen your relationship with audiences post-pandemic
Our former Client Relationships Exec Catherine talked to the person behind the hilarious (and informative) social media accounts of The Museum of English Rural Life. Read our case study to find out how they succeeded in diversifying their online audiences with a single tweet.Tags: Social Media
Maurane Ramon shares her thoughts as an arts marketer new to Northern Ireland’s geographical, cultural, and political landscapes.
The Arts Collaboration Network's statement following the NI Executive announcement made on future restrictions which will apply in Northern Ireland from 11th December.
When it comes to collecting audience data, free, non-ticketed spaces always ask us the same question: how can we learn more about the people who come through our doors without a ticketing system?
In this guest blog Alan Ballany of Culture Republic gives his thoughts on what stricter standards around data anonymisation mean for cultural organisations under GDPR.
A guest post from Robert Jones of brand consultancy firm Wolff Olins. Robert talks about how a clear purpose is becoming more and more essential for cultural organisations.
A run-down of all the ways to find out about your current and potential audiences. These range from simple and no-cost solutions, to more sophisticated box office systems.
Find out what it's been like for Alix, our current Box Office Systems Specialist, to be in this role for the past 7 months and why you should consider applying.Tags: Job
Fiona Bell asks whether arts venues go out of their way to be truly welcoming to everyone - or are we in danger of simply talking the talk?
Read our third guest blog from the Changed Future series, written by Charmain Jones.Tags: Guest blog
In this blog, our Sector Programme Coordinator Eve explores the different benefits of having a ticketing system.Tags: Tickets, Box office, CRM
How and when does an interest in an artform translate into attending and participating in it? In June, our resident BOSS Eve attended the 'Interest Into Action' TEA Break session hosted by the Audience Agency. This session led Eve to doing some investigating into this concept of her own with some very interesting results.Tags: Research, Attendance, Participation, Barriers, Accessibility
How can the NI arts and cultural scene adapt to social distancing measures after the lockdown? Our Chief Executive Margaret Henry tries to find out.
We're looking for organisations to take part in Culture Beyond Covid, our new free survey for organisations to get insight directly from their audiences and see what the bigger trends are across NI.
Why green issues matter to audiences and how the cultural sector is well-placed to make a positive impact on the environment.
Read our latest guest blog from the Changed Future series, written by Holly Foskett.Tags: Guest blog, Accessibility, Access
How can you know more about your audiences? We're listing free tools that you already have access to and tips on how to use them.
We have partnered with the Insights Alliance (Indigo Ltd, Baker Richards and One Further) to deliver the Missing Audiences survey in Northern Ireland.Tags: COVID-19, Audience research
Welcome to this year's third theme: What is your real purpose? What is the change you want to see?
We've asked Zoe Seaton at Big Telly Theatre Company what it's like to adapt live theatre online, how to price digital performances and tips for NI organisations.
Our CEO Margaret attended the Westminster Media Forum event recently, and came away with a lot of ideas and questions for digital transformation in the NI arts, culture, and heritage sector.
Some people who used to be regular audience members haven't yet returned to cultural organisations. There are ways to entice them back. Read our blog to find out.
YouGov and Experian have been collecting data on the cost-of-living crisis and its impact on consumers. We wrote a blog about the implications for arts and culture audiences.Tags: Cost of living
Community Asset Transfer (CAT) has been successfully utilised across the UK, yet Northern Ireland has seen only one major success story so far – the Open House Festival's ownership of the Court House, Bangor. Its triumph prompts an important question – Why aren't more Northern Irish communities trying out asset transfers to revive cherished local buildings?