Keyword: survey

Setting the right conditions for community dance

This research was conducted by Jennie Norfield and Sanna Nordin-Bates at the University of Birmingham and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, UK

Summary

This paper looked at what conditions are needed to maximise the positive benefits of community dance by engendering a sense of satisfaction, enjoyment and motivation. The ...

By | 16 April 2014 |

Corporations donate to the arts to enhance their image and reputation

This research was conducted by Mark S. LeClair and Kelly Gordon at Fairfield University, USA

Summary

This paper illuminates the behaviour of corporate donors in the US and the motives that shape their decisions. The research found that donations to cultural organisations were a mechanism for supporting the advertising and marketing ...

By | 11 April 2014 |

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

Summary

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 |

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 |

Most people do not have eclectic music tastes

This research was conducted by Tak Wing Chan and John H. Goldthorpe at the University of Oxford, UK

Summary

The paper reports the results of a study into cultural consumption habits of 20-64 year olds in England. They found that people generally fall into three categories: omnivores, univores and a third ...

By | 11 April 2014 |

Calculating the economic value of a museum

This research was conducted by Timo Tohmo at the University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Summary

This study attempted to find the economic value of a museum to its local population. The museum in questions was the Museum of Central Finland in the town of Jyväskylä. The research used the economic techniques ...

By | 10 April 2014 |

The economic impact of music festivals is determined by size and location

This research was conducted by Melville Saayman and Andrea Saayman at North-West University, South Africa

Summary

This paper examined the economic impact of arts festivals in South Africa and found that the size of the economic impact was related to the size and location of the town hosting the event. This ...

By | 10 April 2014 |

Salamanca, Capital of Culture 2002, generated an economic impact of €701.5m

This research was conducted by Luis César Herrero, José Ángel Sanz, María Devesa, Ana Bedate and María José del Barrio at the University of Valladolid, Spain

Summary

The paper analysed a range of data to calculate the economic impact of the European Capital of Culture coming to Salamanca in the Castilla ...

By | 10 April 2014 |

Word-of-mouth and reviews make the biggest difference to people’s theatre-going choices

This research was conducted by José María Grisolía and Ken Willis at Newcastle University, UK

Summary

The paper describes a study that examined how people in northeast England made decisions about what theatre performances to attend. Word-of-mouth and reviews were the most significant factors determining whether or not people chose to ...

By | 16 March 2014 |

Singing can sustain psychological wellbeing

This research was conducted by Stephen Clift and Grenville Hancox at Canterbury Christ Church University, UK

Summary

This paper reports the results of a study of 1124 choral singers from Australia, Germany and England. The choirs varied greatly in character, make-up and repertoire. The study asked about people’s singing experiences ...

By | 11 March 2014 |