Keyword: survey

Lowering the cost of attendance does not necessarily increase accessibility for arts events

This research was conducted by Jessica Sherrod Hale and Joanna Woronkowicz at Indiana University, USA

Summary

This paper looked at the effects of arts programming at a large university campus in the United States. In 2016 Indiana University made a big investment in on-campus arts programming, including festivals with performances, film …

Using theatre to engage people in neuroscience and criminal justice

This research was conducted by Robert Blakey at the University of Oxford

Summary

This paper looked at whether people’s attitude to youth justice can be changed by watching a play about neuroscience. After watching the play, people recommended a slightly higher age of criminal responsibility than is currently the case …

Music education promotes lifelong engagement with the arts

This research was conducted by Kenneth Elpus at the University of Maryland, USA

Summary

This paper sought to ‘understand the effects of school-based music education on later adult engagement with the arts using nationally representative data from the United States’. It found that ‘both music performance and music appreciation courses are …

What happens to cultural engagement during times of profound social change?

This research was conducted by Mikhail Sokolov at the European University at Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Summary

One of the aims of Soviet public policy was to reduce (even eliminate) the cultural distinctions between classes and professional groups by making the population more professionalised. This did not occur. During Perestrioka, when the …

Reducing violence through music in Colombia

This research was conducted by Jonathan Daniel Gómez-Zapata, Luis César Herrero-Prieto and Beatriz Rodríguez-Prado at the National University of Colombia in Medellin and the University of Valladolid, Spain

Summary

This paper examines the economic and social impact generated by the Medellin Music School Network. The programme comprised 27 music schools concentrated …

The difference between online and in-person visits to a museum

This research was conducted by Yves Evrard and Anne Krebs at HEC Paris and the Musée du Louvre, France.

Summary

This paper looks at the profile of visitors to the Louvre in Paris and compares them to those visiting the museum’s website. The research revealed that while the website and …

How ownership status and organisation structure can affect museum performance

This research was conducted by Enrico E. Bertacchini, Chiara Dalle Nogare and Raffaele Scuderi at the University of Turin and two other institutions in Italy

Summary

This research specifically examined ‘the effectiveness of museums in their provision of public services’ against four criteria (accessibility, friendliness, visibility, and connection to locality). The …

Building partnerships to support creative placemaking

This research was conducted by Jamie Levine Daniel and Mirae Kim at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and Georgia State University, USA

Summary

This paper describes the outcomes of a workshop on creative placemaking which brought together ‘local community leaders, planners, economic developers, tourism or cultural administrators’. Creative placemaking ‘intentionally leverages the …

Jazz music in England has a gender problem

This research was conducted by Siobhan McAndrew and Paul Widdop at the University of Bristol and Leeds Beckett University

Summary

Surveys of adults in England show that women are less likely than men to attend jazz concerts – there is a larger gender gap for jazz than for rock concerts. By contrast …

The vital importance universal access to in-school arts activities

This research was conducted by Hei Wan Mak and Daisy Fancourt at University College London

Summary

This paper digs into survey data to reveal that while children’s out-of-school arts engagement is shaped by parental habits and social class, the same cannot be said for cultural activities that take place in …