Keyword: interview

The factors that make local museums more vulnerable to funding cuts

This research was conducted by Bethany Rex at Newcastle University

Summary

This paper examined why – in the face of government cutbacks – some museums ‘retain funding and status as part of direct public provision while others are identified to be transferred to community groups via the asset transfer process’. It discovered that …

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 …

Three barriers that hold back the use of public art to provoke debate

This research was conducted by Meghan Robidoux and Jason F. Kovacs at Queen’s University, Canada and the University of Seoul, Korea

Summary

This article is based on conversations with artists and leaders at arts organisations in Toronto, Canada that produce public art intended to provoke thought about the environment. The …

The best way to attract donations is by making it easy to do and easy to justify

This research was conducted by Caroline Moraes, Athanasia Daskalopoulou and Isabelle Szmigin at the University of Birmingham and the University of Liverpool

Summary

This paper used in-depth interviews to reveal the reasons, emotions, and habits that underpin why people make voluntary donations to arts organisations. Perhaps more important were the factors …

How group singing improves wellbeing for dementia patients

This research was conducted by Sophie Lee, Desmond O’Neill and Hilary Moss at the University of Limerick and Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Summary

Dementia is a progressive and uncurable condition which not only impacts people with the disease but also their carers and wider society. It is widely acknowledged that …

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 …

Pursuing social cohesion via the arts in rural communities

This research was conducted by Hanne Otte at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Summary

This paper examined arts engagement in the Netherlands, particularly in the rural province of Drenthe. Through a series of interviews and surveys it arrived at two main findings. The first finding was a correlation between experiencing ‘confirmative …

How talking events help people make sense of art

This research was conducted by Priscilla Adipa at International University of Grand-Bassam, Côte d'Ivoire

Summary

This paper examined how ‘talking events’ (formal programmes such as exhibition openings and artist talks) affect people’s engagement with art. It found that talking events ‘draw people into art spaces and prolong their interactions with …

By | 10 January 2020 |

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 |

The potential of performance arts to support change management

This research was conducted by Tracy Harwood and Sophy Smith at De Montford University, UK

Summary

This paper reports on a novel approach to supporting creativity and change management at a plant breeding and seed packing company in the UK through a devised performance arts initiative. The case study explores the …

By | 26 June 2017 |