21 Sep 2011 in Artforms, Audience Development Blog, Blogs
What is it that stops, prevents, or puts people off attending or participating in the arts? One of the biggest hurdles we face when considering marketing or audience development is how to attract those who have not engaged before or have become a lapsed attender.
5 Sep 2011 in Audience Development Blog, Blogs
Some of the more tricker aspects of Audience Research is thinking about the types of questions that you might like to ask your audience, or even knowing what questions to ask in the first place. Tomorrow I am off to Melrose in the Scottish Borders to talk to a network of venues and promoters in [...]
1 Aug 2011 in Artforms, Audience Development Blog, Blogs
“Culture and creativity are important drivers for personal development, social cohesion and economic growth.” European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
Back in 2007 the Education and Culture Directorate-General of the European Commission commissioned the TNS Opinion & Social to carry out a survey of public opinion on culture and its value within Europe. 26,755 people across the EU were interviewed across the 27 member states, including residents in the UK.
20 Aug 2010 in Audience Development Blog, Blogs, General
Something inspiring for the weekend…The Conundrum of the Workshops
22 Jun 2010 in Audience Development Blog, Blogs, General
In recent years contemporary craft makers have been challenging our perceptions of what craft is, pushing the boundaries of traditional craftsmanship and emerging to represent a new, innovative and exciting artform. Jenny Deschenes, Laura West, Lucy Woodley and Daniel Kavanagh, four makers from across the Highlands and Islands, demonstrate in their joint exhibition Made It! the ingenuity, passion and creativity that contemporary craft is today.
24 May 2010 in Audience Development Blog, Blogs, General
On Friday afternoon I was invited up to Milton, near Allness, to attend a joint networking meeting of the Woodlands Community Association, Voluntary Arts Scotland and a variety of artists.
27 Apr 2010 in Audience Development Blog, Blogs, General
Are you an artist based in the Highlands and Islands? I invite you to be part of my Highlands and Islands Art Blog. Every month I’d like to change the Banner on my Blog to promote the great work, design and events that happen across the Highlands and Islands.
26 Apr 2010 in Audience Development Blog, Blogs, General
How jealous am I, my sister and fabulous photographer, Ashley-Liv Jamieson, is currently sunning herself over in the United Arab of Emirates!
14 Apr 2010 in Audience Development Blog, Blogs
Day 1 in Orkney along the web marketing tour of Scotland.
12 Apr 2010 in Audience Development Blog, Blogs
The first workshop is done and a new community emerges!