Keyword: observation

The benefits of arts programmes for older people in acute healthcare settings

This research was conducted by Karen Ford and three others at the University of Tasmania and Inscape Tasmania, Australia

Summary

This paper is an account of an arts in health programme at an acute older persons’ unit in a general hospital in Tasmania. There is a well-established body of work that …

Understanding online behaviour of rock music fans

This research was conducted by Alicia Perkins at the University of Newcastle, Australia

Summary

Online social media is known to be one of the most important ways that music fans communicate with each other to maintain, express and enhance their identity as fans. This paper looked at the posts to a …

By | 2 October 2018 |

Participatory art projects can be catalysts for developing community

This research was conducted by Seana S. Lowe at the University of Colorado, USA

Summary

Calculating the value of community arts projects is a tricky task. In an attempt to better understand the impact such projects can have on participants, this paper looked in detail at two initiatives that took place …

By | 28 August 2018 |

Using the ‘audience exchange’ approach to help first-time audiences

This research was conducted by Stephanie E. Pitts and Jonathan Gross at the University of Sheffield, UK

Summary

This paper outlines the use of the ‘audience exchange’ approach to audience development. This involves facilitated group dialogue between audience members who are first-time attenders who may lack confidence or familiarity with the …

By | 16 August 2017 |

How people acquire new tastes in music

This research was conducted by Alessandra Lembo at the University of Chicago, USA.

Summary

Honky Tonk Night Happy Hour is a hard country music club night at small venue in a large mid-western US city. The study took place over 15 months via a combination of observation and life history interviews …

By | 7 August 2017 |

Using community entrepreneurs to embed creative ventures in a rural community

This research was conducted by Ingebjørg Vestrum at the Nordland Research Institute, Norway

Summary

This paper examined the influential role of a community entrepreneur (CE) to create social change by introducing an annual jazz festival in a rural community in Norway. The community faced challenges related to depopulation and the area …

By | 6 July 2017 |

Cultural value is best understood through conversations with audiences

This research was conducted by Ben Walmsley at the University of Leeds, UK

Summary

This article presents findings from an in-depth project carried out with five audience-participants at cultural events during Leeds’ annual LoveArts festival. The researchers asked participants to explain what the arts meant to them. They discovered that people …

By | 9 June 2016 |

The adverse effects of art-led regeneration

This research was conducted by Jonathan Ward at the University of Leeds, UK

Summary

The seaside town of Margate, South East England, has undergone a substantial art-led regeneration, with the intention of transforming it into a creative and interactive place. This has led to greatly increased cultural activity and attracted many …

By | 30 May 2016 |

Using the arts to help social cohesion

This research was conducted by Dahyun Lee at Ohio State University, USA

Summary

This paper describes what happened in Columbus Ohio during the Guernica Peace Mural Programme in July 2010. The GPMP brought together 18 US graduate students and approximately 20 Somali children over five days to create a piece of …

By | 26 April 2014 |

New technology does not always enhance the gallery visitor experience

This research was conducted by Dirk vom Lehn and Christian Heath at King's College London, UK

Summary

This paper looks at the way in which galleries and museums have deployed technology in their exhibitions to support the aesthetic and educational experience of the public. The research specifically examined the use …

By | 26 April 2014 |