Symposium on current audience research across artforms

Date: Wednesday 14 March 2018
Location: Deakin Downtown, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia

The International Network of Audience Research in the Performing Arts (iNARPA) invites you to its first public event in Australia: a symposium on current audience research across artforms.

The event will comprise keynote speeches from Dr Caroline Heim (Queensland University of Technology) on The Performing Audience, and Lisa Walsh (Research Manager, Australia Council) on The Participating Audience; feature academic and practitioner papers as well as discussions focused on audience research techniques, challenges, impacts and trends.

Please register for the symposium here. Registrations close Friday 2nd March 2018.

Call for papers has now closed.


Round-table Summary and Legacy Event

Date: November 2018 (Date TBC)
Location: School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds

Past Events

Symposium on Audience Research

The overarching theme of this Symposium was Innovative methods of researching audiences. We dedicated time during the day to discussing emerging methods and the impact that approaches from disciplines beyond the arts and humanities can have on audience research. The symposium comprised of keynote speeches from Professor Lynne Conner (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and Alan Brown (Principal, WolfBrown) and featured academic and practitioner papers as well as panels and other interactive sessions.

For more information about this event, including photos, videos, abstracts and transcripts please see the event page

Scoping Workshop

The workshop was facilitated by Lisa Baxter from The Experience Business and brought together those who are interested in raising the profile of audience research and ultimately foster a culture of audience centricity in the arts sector. Artists, academics and practitioners attended and began the conversation about the key issues the network will be exploring over the next two years.

For more information about this event, please see the event page