Keyword: interview

Capital projects have the potential to bankrupt arts organisations

This research was conducted by Dana Elmquist at Baruch College CUNY, USA

Summary

The paper is based on interviews with three cultural leaders in New York who were dealing with the legacy of substantial capital projects. The research concludes that organisations must realise that they are 'masters of their own destiny …

By | 11 April 2014 |

Why do people return to the theatre?

This research was conducted by Margee Hume, Gillian Sullivan Mort, and Hume Winzar at the Griffith Business School, Australia [Now at the University of South Queensland, Australia]

Summary

This paper looked at what motivated customers to return to performing arts venues. The researchers found that about two-thirds of people were looking …

By | 11 April 2014 |

How do people decide whether or not to visit a museum?

This research was conducted by Christine Burton, Jordan Louviere and Louise Young at the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

Summary

The paper outlines an experiment conducted amongst museum visitors in Australia to discover how people made decisions about what actions to take and (in this case) whether or not to visit …

By | 11 April 2014 |

Children can be key decision-makers in whether or not families visit museums

This research was conducted by Kai-Lin Wu, Kirsten Holmes and John Tribe at the University of Surrey, UK and Curtin University, Australia

Summary

This paper reports the findings from research into how and why families decide to visit museums. The research is based on interviews with museum-goers in Taiwan. The interviews …

By | 11 April 2014 |

Authenticity is a complex issue when marketing classical music

This research was conducted by Nick Wilson at King's College London, UK

Summary

This paper looked at the phenomenon of ‘historically informed performance’ (performing classical music on period instruments and in original arrangements) and examines how it gained relative commercial success in the UK during the 1970s and 80s. The …

By | 11 April 2014 |

Arts education can help with students' maths ability

This research was conducted by Katharine Smithrim and Rena Upitis

Summary

This paper sets out the results of a major research project examining the impact of the Learning Through the Arts (LTTA) programme in Canada. The LTTA is a model of arts education where professional artists develop a multi-year curriculum of …

By | 10 April 2014 |

Theatre and performance can improve the social skills of 'at-risk' youth

This research was conducted by Robin Wright, Lindsay John, Ramona Alaggia, and Julia Sheel at McGill University and the University of Toronto, Canada [Now at the University of Windsor, Canada]

Summary

The paper reports the results of a substantial evaluation of a national arts education programme in Canada. The results suggest …

By | 10 April 2014 |

Arts organisations should not blindly adopt corporate management techniques

This research was conducted by Martin Beirne and Stephanie Knight at the University of Glasgow and Queen Margaret University College, UK

Summary

This paper took a critical look at the way in which management techniques from the private sector have infused arts organisations. The authors suggest that simply incorporating management practices …

By | 20 March 2014 |

Dance classes allow people to test themselves and explore new identities

This research was conducted by Helene M. Lawson at the University of Pittsburgh, USA

Summary

The paper reports the results of in-depth interviews with participants in a tap dance group in Pennsylvania, USA. The interviews suggested that people dance for the following general reasons: keeping fit (both physically and mentally), seeking …

By | 11 March 2014 |

Group singing helps people cope with adverse life events

This research was conducted by Genevieve von Lob, Paul Camic and Stephen Clift at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Summary

The paper reports a series of interviews conducted with 16 people who had experienced an adverse life event (or multiple events) and were also members of a choir. These people used …

By | 11 March 2014 |