Study on audience development
How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations : catalogue – case studies - Study
The aim of the study is to provide successful approaches and methods in the area of Audience Development to the European Commission as well as to equip cultural leaders inside an organization with the means to make a transition towards a more audiencecentric organization on both the internal and external levels. The study was articulated in three tasks. The consortium firstly explored the issue through a systematisation of existing knowledge and literature. AD is indeed a multifaced issue that has to do with different knowledge fields as democratisation, access, participation, co-creation,... organisational innovation, leadership, policies. As a second step, both to make sense of such complexity and to provide an operational framework to the following research, the consortium set up a conceptual framework for AD. Finally, the extended research group selected, interviewed and analysed 30 small and medium cultural organisations from 17 countries, in order to explore and detect innovative practices leading to effective results in terms of people participation. The learning from the research has been extensively shared and discussed through several seminars and meetings with the wider cultural professionals' community, leading to the interpretation of findings. Lastly, the consortium drew a set of recommendations for both cultural organisations and policy makers, encouraging them to tackle the challenge at all levels. Audience Development is a collective challenge that can only become systemic if all players are committed to make it happen: creating frameworks and conditions on the policy side, and tackling and managing change on the cultural professionals' side.
- Corporate author(s): Directorate-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture (European Commission)
- Personal author(s): Da Milano, Cristina; Torch, Chris; Goodacre, Jonathan; Tolosa, Iker; Cuenca, Macarena; Poprawski, Marcin; Torreggiani, Anne; Vidovic, Dea; Silvaggi, Antonia; Righolt, Niels; Gariboldi, Alessandra; Bollo, Alessandro; Carnelli, Luisella; Göran Karlsson, Lars
- Other authors: Fondazione Fitzcarraldo,Intercult,ECCOM Progetti s.r.l,Culture Action Europe
- Subject: case study , catalogue , citizens' Europe , cultural organisation , cultural policy , public institution , public service