Round-table 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 round-table 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 round-table discussions focused on audience research techniques, challenges, impacts and trends.
Please register for the round-table here. Registrations close Friday 2nd March 2018.
Call for papers
All researchers interested in audiences are invited to attend, but this Call for Papers is particularly aimed at researchers working on new and experimental techniques for audience research, or eliciting the methodological challenges to audience research or the impact of audience research on organisational practices, community development, policy development and larger research trends.
Please provide a 200-word title, abstract and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 January 2018.
Round-table Summary and Legacy Event
Date: November 2018 (Date TBC)
Location: School of Performance and Cultural Industries, University of Leeds
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.
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.