Seminar on Audience Development for Cultural Organisations, 11 May 2018

Audience Development is one of the strategic priorities in the Creative Europe programme. Building inclusive, diverse audiences is becoming increasingly key for arts, culture and heritage organisations, particularly when looking to access funding at local, national and European levels.

Cristina Da Milano will present the findings of the EU Commission's Study on Audience Development - How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations. The aim of the study is to provide successful approaches and methods in Audience Development to the EC and to help cultural leaders make their organisations more audience-based. This will be very useful in any Creative Europe funding applications that you may submit in the future!

Have a look at the website where you can access the report and find useful resources related to audience development.  

Book your free ticket online via Eventbrite here for this Seminar on 11 May in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8. 


10:00am Coffee and Registration

10:25am  Opening Welcome | Audrey Keane, Creative Europe Desk Ireland (Culture)

10:30am Study on Audience Development - How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations |Cristina Da Milano presents the findings on the EU study

11:30am Circus 250: Diverse, Real, Physical | Kath Gorman, Cork Midsummer Festival, will share details about the audience development activities of this four country partnership project supported by Creative Europe.

11:45am Audiences in Waiting | Pádraig Naughton and Leah Johnson from Arts and Disability Ireland present an overview of the key findings from their recently commissioned research into how people with disabilities engage with culture and the arts.

12:00 Audience Development: a cross-sectoral perspective.   Moderated panel discussion looking at audience development in Ireland from a cross-sectoral perspective. | Chair:  Una Carmody, Cultural Consultant and Arts Council Audience Adviser.  Panel:  Elaine Cronin, Drogheda Arts Festival and An Táin; Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen, Co-founding publishers, Tramp Press; Katy Fitzpatrick, Learning and Public Engagement Curator, Royal Hibernian Academy and Temple Bar Gallery + Studios.

12:55 Closing Remarks | Katie Lowry, Creative Europe Desk Ireland (Culture)

1:00 Networking Lunch

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