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19th July 2013 Sara Lock

Resources tagged with "visual arts"

Visual Arts and Climate Change Adaptations in Scotland

Climate change is already having a physical impact on Scotland – from increased rainfall and flooding, to unexpected heatwaves and more intense extreme weather. It is imperative that we respond to this climate crisis, and recognise and avert the impacts it will have on our culture. Creative Carbon Scotland commissioned research into the specific impacts for visual arts organisations, and undertook analysis and interviews of organisations and partners – across exhibition, education, outreach and support – to understand the impact on business models, operational capacity and even health and safety.

By Creative Carbon ScotlandPublished:2019 Type: research


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Generation Tour: engaging families in contemporary art

Elaine Lees and Sallyanne Flemons share insight into what families want from contemporary visual art. Explore the results of Generation Tour, which aimed to attract family audiences to four contemporary art galleries in the north of England.

By Elaine Lees, Sallyanne FlemonsPublished:2017 Type: case-study


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National Visual Arts Audience benchmarking

An overview of the research undertaken into audiences for visual arts through the National Visual Arts (NVA) cluster in Audience Finder, including recommendations for actionable insight.

Published:2016 Type: research


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Transported Empty Shops Report

Transported is a strategic, community-focused programme that aims to get more people in Boston Borough and South Holland enjoying and participating in arts activities. This report on Transported's Empty Shops project explains how empty shops were utilised as pop up arts spaces in August 2013.

Published:2015 Type: case-study


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Leveraging leadership into income growth

LUX is an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists working with the moving image. This paper written by Sarah Thelwall looks at how the models for the development of mixed income streams in non-profit arts organisations are evolving, how organisations such as LUX are leading these developments and the opportunities this presents for the development of artists moving image (AMI) as a whole and the potential benefits for the artists, commercial galleries and public institutions in particular.

By Sarah ThelwallPublished:2015 Type: research


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Arts access programme for regional South Australian communities

Country Arts SA is one of South Australia’s largest arts organisations, providing arts and services across regional South Australia through a range of arts programs and initiatives, the management of performing and visual arts venues, and the provision of grant funding which supports the creative endeavours of communities and individuals. This case study provides a brief overview of the work of the Country Arts’ Learning Connections programme and shares some of the challenges they face when working in rural areas with a geographically widespread group of artists and schools.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Using cultural activities to engage children and young people during school holidays

This Australian case study outlines a school holiday arts and cultural programme providing sustained delivery of creative opportunities for children and young people in remote Indigenous communities.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Growing arts and cultural participation and partnerships in regional communities

This case study from Queensland, Australia outlines how the Cultural Precinct has engaged with regional communities in recent years. Queensland’s Cultural Precinct has a strong presence in regional communities across the state, through touring programmes and exhibitions, artist workshops and residencies, performance simulcasts, collections loans, virtual access to collections, digital engagement projects, research and internships. These activities grow regional participation in arts and culture and support professional development of artists and arts and cultural workers. Some of the major ways the institutions at the Cultural Precinct have engaged with regional communities in recent years are outlined.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Growing community arts with people with disabilities

This Australian case study gives an overview of an ongoing partnership between the Victoria Park Centre for the Arts and Nulsen (acknowledged as a leader in Australia in the field of caring for people with profound and severe disabilities). The partnership was designed to enable Nulsen residents to thrive in the artist community and find a place in the larger Victoria Park community. This case study is from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Experiencing the arts through touch

In partnership with Vision Australia and Sculpture by the Sea, The Art Gallery of Western Australia held tactile tours at the 2009 Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Cottesloe Beach for people with visual impairments. This case study outlines the key planning stages, implementation and key learnings of the award winning touch tour and is from ‘Open Arts: Reflections on the Disability and the Arts Inclusion Initiative in Western Australia’ (a partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts and the Arts and Disability Services Commission).

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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How the arts can make a difference to community cohesion, social well being and rural regeneration

This publication from the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts features 10 case studies that show the role arts can play in helping to build inclusive, cohesive groups and address health and social concerns. 

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Rural regeneration through the visual arts

The Lancashire Witches 400 project explored the heritage of the Lancashire Witches and the 400th anniversary of their trial and execution, alongside the enduring theme of persecution today. A diverse, creative programme initiated by Green Close Studios, involved hundreds of people participating in free workshops, talks and exhibitions featuring work from schools and the local community. There have been original creative responses from a range of artists including Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy, and a new walking trail has been established across Lancashire featuring work by Sue Flowers, sculptor Stephen Raw and members of the local community.  

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Developing audiences for contemporary art in the Inner and Outer Hebrides

Atlas Arts develops audiences for contemporary art in the Inner and Outer Hebrides with a team of just two people.  Working without a venue, the artists Atlas Arts commission work in different ways but all of them make connections with the contemporary world around them, tapping into the unique qualities of the local, rural area.  This case study includes three examples of how Atlas Arts uses projects to connect with local community issues and supports cultural tourism; working locally to raise the area's profile nationally and internationally.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Harnessing the power of ambassadors

Katie Booth, Events and Tourism Marketing Manager at Tate and Mark Miller, Convenor of Young People’s Programmes, Tate talked to AMA conference 2013 delegates about ambassadors and about the work that they do with the Tate Collective and about the successful Hyperlink festival.

By Katie Booth, Mark MillerPublished:2014 Type: article


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Tackling graffiti through art related engagement

This social marketing case study has been shared by the National Social Marketing Centre.  In 2007 Brent Council’s Graffiti Partnership Board (a multi-agency partnership) successfully led diversionary activities and implemented a stronger investigation and enforcement strategy to tackle graffiti in the area.  The approach was developed after extensive research and engagement with young people, graffiti offenders and victims.  A vast amount of art related engagement took place with young people and urban art workshops were particularly successful.  This case study outlines all activities and the key lessons learnt.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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Building creative capital through the arts and cultural education

This paper by Dr Dennie Palmer Wolf and Dr Steven Holochwost from US cultural consultancy WolfBrown draws on new understandings of creativity, as well as a number of WolfBrown projects, to suggest that a focus on building creative capital is a powerful way to think about planning for, executing, and measuring the impact of the arts and culture. By way of example, they examine how this framework has informed and energised one of the most active sectors of WolfBrown’s work: arts and cultural education. They begin by considering what ‘creative capital’ means in its broadest sense and argue the case …

Published:2014 Type: article


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Art lending through libraries

Art To Go is an art lending programme in place at an Iowa City Public Library (ICPL) since 1965. It's a great example of one of the many unconventional ways libraries can enrich the lives of the communities they serve. The collection, which has about 400 items, is available to any patron with an ICPL library card, and two items can be borrowed for two months at a time with no charge.

Published:2014 Type: case-study


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A flexible approach to working with young people

Tyne & Wear Museums, a regional museum and art gallery service, used the Art Ambassadors Project as part of its approach to target 16–25 year olds. This case study details the background to Art Ambassadors, the scheme in practice, including meetings with youth workers, and its conclusion to take a flexible approach to meeting young people on their own terms.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Branding art museums – two case studies

Two concise case studies on rebranding art museums in the US by international brand consultancy Wolff Olins. Find out how the identities of the Asian Art Museum in San Fransisco and the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York were transformed, leading to invigorating staff and board members, and attracting a surge of new visitors and members.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Experiences of undertaking qualitative research

In the mid-2000's when the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts (SCVA) was closed to the public for major refurbishment, it wasn't just building work happening behind their closed doors. Taking advantage of the space available, part of the SCVA became a test bed for evaluating the physical and and proposed displays. In this 'in conversation' piece, Marge Ainsley, marketing and communications specialist, talks to Kate Carreno, now Assistant Director, Fitzwilliam Musem, University of Cambridge, about her experiences of undertaking qualitative research at SCVA.

Published:2013 Type: article


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Mystery shopping and discussion groups with family audiences

In May 2007 Audiences North East (ANE) was commissioned by Arts Council England, North East to coordinate a regional family-friendly initiative, with a particular focus on visual arts organisations. They developed a programme of research, training and consultation which took place over twelve months and involved cultural organisations throughout the area.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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How mobile can reach out to a non-traditional arts audience

Background In early 2011 Thought Den were commissioned to produce a playful mobile-based experience to take Tate's collection of artworks beyond the physical walls of the gallery. Their previous app, Tate Trumps, was hailed as a game-changer and demonstrated public appetite for mobile experiences. Magic Tate Ball was designed to appeal to more casual mobile users on an international scale. The target audience It was important the mobile application appealed not just to existing fans of Tate and their collection, but to a wider audience with only a casual or passing interest in art. People who are interested in a more playful experience than …

By Ben TempletonPublished:2013 Type: case-study


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The director’s cut – key challenges for museums and galleries

Things have changed dramatically in the past 25 years in visual arts marketing and in particular how we think about our audiences. In this article the author reviews the period and provides a 'once in a lifetime' case study from Manchester City Galleries. You'll find details about what approach was taken in order to put audiences at the heart of the organisation and position the gallery at the forefront of the city's cultural life and visual arts scene.

Published:2013 Type: article


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The impact of New Audiences on visual arts projects

The New Audiences programme was a milestone in arts funding in England. It was set up by Arts Council England to encourage as many people as possible, from all backgrounds and every walk of life, to participate in and benefit from the arts. This article describes the various visual arts projects undertaken as part of this programme of work. It outlines the content and impact that a wide selection of visual arts project had on audiences, organisations and partnerships. These include Architecture Week, Slot Art, Shooting Live Artists, The Library of Babel and Love Art Later.

Published:2013 Type: case-study


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Assessing the market for original contemporary visual art

The Taste Buds research set out to discover the extent to which individuals in England buy contemporary art and looked at three key questions: How to increase sales of innovative contemporary art, how to improve artists engagement with the marketplace and how to expand the audience for contemporary work. The research looked at three key areas, production, supply and demand, the methodology included a literature review, consultation with stakeholders, a population survey looking at buyers and potential buyer, in-depth interviews and focus groups with artists, buyers, and suppliers and a survey of artists.

Published:2013 Type: research


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The Turning Point visual arts network evaluation report

This report evaluates the success of Arts Council England's 10-year visual arts strategy Turning Point and the subsequent Turning Point Network that was set up for its implementation. Using quantitative research from both stakeholder organisations and members of the public this exhaustive report gives a full overview of the programme and what is left still to do within the sector.      

Published:2013 Type: research


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Creating a healthy visual arts ecology: how to strengthen your business model

This report was commissioned by Arts Council England and the Turning Point Network to assist members of the network to review and strengthen their own business models. The primary focus of the report is on what these organisations could (and need) to change - rather than what is working well. The report offers several change recommendations for individual organisations, funders and the network; underpinned by the belief that sound business models are a necessary component in a healthy visual arts ecology.

Published:2013 Type: research


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Audience analysis for the visual arts in Pennine Lancashire

This research project aimed to bring together all existing data relating to the Visual Arts offer in the Pennine Lancashire area. Collate the information available on existing audiences within the area and those who travel there to consume the visual arts offer. Identify audience development potential in terms of the types, volumes and propensities of key audience groups within the area and map the above to provide: clear recommendations on which audience groups offer greatest potential for development; and how these groups can be most effectively targeted in terms of the product offer, channels and message content.

Published:2013 Type: research


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