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Next stop in our dissemination itinerary is Turin. Alessandro Bollo presented the Engage Audiences study at the “Europa Creativa: What’s Next?” event. In December 2013 EACEA opened the first set of calls of the Creative Europe Programme. Three years after 6 calls for the cultural and creative sectors were launched – from audience development studies to the call on refugees integration. There…

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Engage Audiences study was presented at the Be SpectActive! annual conference in Barcelona. This gathering focused on the “Proactive role of live performance audiences”. Alessandro Bollo shared the preliminary results of the project, focusing on main challenges and achievements.      

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You can read, download and share Engage Audiences Newsletter here. “During our study on how European cultural organisations work with audience development, a tendency appears. Who needs to be developed? The audience? The producers? The artists? The buildings? The society? ” asks Chris Torch in his editorial. He argues that the role of an artist is to re-create the circle. Happy…

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Watch Chris Torch from Intercult presented the Engage Audiences study at the Arts and Audiences conference in Gothenburg. The gathering that took place on 7-8 November 2016, is one of the most important European conferences on audience development. Watch his contribution here

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During our study on how European cultural organisations work with audience development, a tendency appears. Who needs to be developed? The audience? The producers? The artists? The buildings? The society? Cultural operators and decision-makers are finding that it is the relationship that counts. Once they begin engaging with their audiences, the artistic eco-system changes radically. This is true for cultural leaders….

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You can read, download and share Engage Audiences Newsletter here. In this edition, Christina Da Milano from ECCOM talk about the variety of audience development practices . Political, social and economic contexts play a huge role in diversifying the way cultural organisations interpret their role and responsibility towards audiences and communities. Happy reading!

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