Keyword: spain

How unemployment affects cultural spending

This research was conducted by Javier Gardeazabal and Eduardo Polo‐Muro at University of the Basque Country, Spain

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This paper explores the impact of unemployment on household spending on culture (specifically cinema and performing arts, museums and other exhibits, and books). The research found that when someone became unemployed their …

Using street art for sustainable urban tourism

This research was conducted by Montserrat Crespi-Vallbona and Oscar Mascarilla-Miró at the Universitat de Barcelona, Spain

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This paper looked at how ‘mature tourist destinations’ sustainably attract new and returning visitors who are increasingly seeking novel, active and affective experiences. They studied the ‘Open Air Street Gallery’ in Barcelona – an example …

The cultural elite (in Spain) are not all the same

This research was conducted by Antonio Ariño Villarroya and Ramon Llopis-Goig at the University of Valencia, Spain

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This paper takes data from the Survey of Cultural Habits and Practices in Spain 2018/19 to reveal three groups of people in what the authors call ‘the cultivated population’ (essentially, the …

Music festivals can really boost the notoriety of lesser known artists

This research was conducted by Juan D. Montoro-Ponsa and Manuel Cuadrado-García at Universitat de València, Spain

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This paper shows how artists on the bill of a high profile music festival do or do not grab the attention of the wider public as a result of their performance. The researchers used …

Measuring the ‘quality’ of symphony orchestra repertoires

This research was conducted by Mafalda Gómez‐Vega and Luis César Herrero‐Prieto at Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

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This paper analysed the repertoire of 20 Spanish symphony orchestras between 2014 and 2017 using three measures of ‘quality’: contemporaneity, most well-known composers and conventionality. The researchers found that there …

Taking a work online may increase audiences but not diversify them

This research was conducted by Pablo De la Vega, Sara Suarez‐Fernández, David Boto‐García and Juan Prieto‐Rodríguez at Complutense University of Madrid and the University of Oviedo, Spain

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This paper examined the difference between people who attended performing arts events in person and …

The different ways that education and income influence arts attendance

This research was conducted by Sara Suarez‐Fernandez, Juan Prieto‐Rodriguez, and Maria Jose Perez‐Villadoniga at the University of Oviedo, Spain

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This paper disentangles the relationship between income and education in the way that both influence the likelihood of engaging in the arts. Consistent with other research in this …

Reading for work or study increases the likelihood of reading for pleasure but reduces the time allocated to it

This research was conducted by Sara Suarez‐Fernandez and David Boto‐García at the University of Oviedo, Spain

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This paper describes the reading habits of adults in Spain, with a focus on the way in which reading for work or study affects how people read for pleasure. The results …

Patterns of music consumption in the digital age

This research was conducted by Jordi Lopez-Sintas and three others at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Universitat de Girona, Spain.

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This paper sought to understand the ways that people access and acquire music, how their tastes are shaped and how they subsequently share music. The research was particularly interested …

By | 5 May 2015 |

When it comes to museum innovation, size matters

This research was conducted by Carmen Camarero, Mª José Garrido and Eva Vicente at the University of Valladolid, Spain

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The paper presents the results of a study into the relationships between museum characteristics, innovation levels and performance. They found that larger museums were more likely to innovate in technology and …

By | 11 April 2014 |