Keyword: focus group

The effects of music listening at different life stages

This research was conducted by Jenny M. Groarke and Michael J. Hogan at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

Summary

This study sought to determine how mood enhancement and other positive effects of music listening interact to support wellbeing, and how these factors differed between younger and older people. Mood regulation …

Using dance therapy to prevent falls

This research was conducted by Trish Vella-Burrows and four others at Canterbury Christ Church University

Summary

This paper relates the findings from an evaluation of ‘Dance to Health’: a scheme designed integrate known physiotherapy falls-prevention exercises into a creative dance programme. The programme was shown to have supported and enhanced physical …

Instilling creativity at work using theatrical improvisation

This research was conducted by Anna-Maija Nisula and Aino Kianto at Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland

Summary

This paper sets out the impact of using theatrical improvisation techniques to develop creativity at a Finnish organisation of 6,000 employees undergoing a process of restructure and readjustment. The techniques were conveyed through …

The different audience responses to Shakespeare staged in a women’s prison

This research was conducted by Matthew Reason at York St John University

Summary

This paper analysed the responses of women prisoners to a staging of The Tempest. The author identified ‘moments of identification, where the women found direct resonance and self- recognition’ with the characters and experiences in the play. The …

Exploring why people use social media to engage with music

This research was conducted by Jari Salo, Mikko Lankinen and Matti Mäntymäki at the University of Oulu and University of Turku, Finland

Summary

By talking to music executives and music fans in Finland this study found five motives for using social media to connect with artists and other fans: accessing content …

The public’s perception of museum admission fees

This research was conducted by Marine Le Gall-Ely and four others at four different research centres in France

Summary

This paper explores the perception of audiences in relation to museum entrance fees. The data consists of individual interviews, focus groups, observations and a survey of almost 600 people in different parts …

By | 5 November 2018 |

Using 'bundling' to increase attendance and loyalty

This research was conducted by Emma Hall, Wayne Binney and Julian Vieceli at Deakin University and Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Summary

This paper examines how performing arts companies can increase customer loyalty and attendance by utilising the marketing tool known as bundling. Loyalty and attendance can be increased by offering …

By | 20 March 2017 |

Subsidised performances are more innovative and imaginative

This research was conducted by Joshua Edelman and Maja Šorli at the University of London, UK and the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Summary

Findings from a study conducted in 2014 indicate that subsidised performances were considered more challenging than commercial performances. Amateur performances were rated of lower quality but participants …

By | 14 December 2015 |

Using contemporary art to facilitate remembering and enhance wellbeing

This research was conducted by Anna Goulding at Newcastle University, UK.

Summary

This article describes how a visit to a contemporary art gallery can improve the wellbeing of elderly people, specifically by creating a bonding experience that allows people to share their memories and opinions about art. The research involved 19 …

By | 5 May 2015 |

Mobile technology will not widen the audience for live classical music

This research was conducted by Gary Crawford and three others at the University of Salford, UK and Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Summary

This paper analysed the potential of a mobile app for selling tickets and expanding the audience amongst a student audience for classical music. The research specifically focused on …

By | 5 May 2015 |