Top tips, thoughts and advice from The Audience Agency...

  1. Connecting young people to their rural communities

    A spotlight on Great Place Lakes and Dales from Maya Sharma.

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  2. Welcoming new perspectives into your workforce

    A practical positive action recruitment resource from the British Museum

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  3. From Participant to Partner

    How organisations are rethinking their assumptions about disability

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  4. Tactile testing | Evaluation with blind and visually impaired audiences

    Maya Sharma shares her experience of evaluating an engagement project with blind and visually impaired audiences

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  5. What can we learn about arts engagement from Europe’s youngest city?

    Ashleigh reflects on Beatfreeks' 2018 Youth Trends Report and Summit and what she learnt from young people from Birmingham

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  6. Getting creative with evaluation – 5 things to consider

    Lucie Fitton believes evaluation can be fun and fruitful when you get creative about collecting feedback.

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  7. Top tips for successful evaluation planning

    Maya Sharma explains how asking yourself the right questions while planning your learning and participation evaluation is the key to getting meaningful answers from your audience.

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  8. 5 fantastic ways you can get young people to love evaluation

    Inspired by her recent work with the Wellcome Collection's youth teams, Ashleigh Hibbins walks us through her tried and tested tips to engaging young people with evaluation.

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  9. Centering Disabled Arts and Audiences

    Ashleigh Hibbins and Maya Sharma share their recent learning around disabled access, audiences, artists and art.

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  10. Audiences: Diversity and Representation

    Lucie Fitton and Gabrielle Young discuss great ideas that were generated at the recent Young people in the Arts event

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  11. Engaging school pupils with an Autism Spectrum Disorder - Teacher Q&A

    An interview by Lucie Fitton, Head of Learning and Participation, with Lilian Cooper.

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  12. SHIFT Digital

    Maya discusses the recent evaluation of Cheshire East Council's SHIFT programme, where creative and digital activities were used to bring about inter-generational learning.

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  13. A week with Lucie

    Head of Learning and Participation, Lucie Fitton gives us an insight into her working week as a TAA agent and some of the projects that she is currently involved with.

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  14. How far can we frame the participatory work in museums as research?

    Maya reflects on a recent workshop hosted by the Centre for Critical Studies in Museums, Galleries and Heritage at Leeds University

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  15. The wider appeal of culturally specific programming?

    Katie Windsor discusses recent audience research work that she has undertaken with The Mosaic Rooms

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  16. Rethinking Diversity

    Our top takeaways from the ENGAGE 2017 conference…

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  17. A look back at 2017

    The Learning and Participation team take a look back at the year through pictures...

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  18. Community Engagement - it's all Greek to me

    Lucie Fitton writes about her experience as Course Leader for the British Council’s Cultural Skills International Museums Academy in Greece...

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  19. What does it mean to be truly community led?

    Learning from the People’s History Museum...

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  20. Spread the Word

    Engaging young people with libraries and spoken word...

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  21. Top Tips | Engagement Mission

    How to ensure your freelancers and ambassadors are on board with your engagement mission...

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  22. Taking Inspiration

    Amanda Colbourne shares her experience of this year's Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference and Exchange...

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  23. Learning from Big Data

    Reaching out to less engaged family audiences...

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  24. Event | Let's Get Real

    Read our round up of Culture 24's Let's Get Real: Young Audiences Conference...

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  25. 'The Making of Learning' and 'What is Art'?

    Thoughts on the Making Learning: Pop-up School and Symposium workshop at Tate Exchange with Plymouth School of Creative Arts...

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  26. What I'm really thinking when you're talking about me...

    A young person’s perspective on the conversation around engaging with his generation...

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  27. The Learning Diaries | A look back at 2016

    Katie Windsor takes a look back at 2016 through pictures...

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  28. The Learning Diaries | International Cultural Learning

    Top Tips for delivering international cultural learning projects...

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  29. The Learning Diaries | Engaging Visually Impaired Audiences

    Tips for effective ways to engage visually impaired audiences with theatre...

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  30. The Learning Diaries | Increasing audiences for disability arts

    How to create and increase diverse audiences for disability arts...

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  31. The Learning Diaries | Getting Audience Feedback

    Top tips for engaging participants and volunteers in getting audience feedback...

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  32. The Learning Diaries | Developing school audiences

    Dispelling some of the obscurity around engaging school audiences

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  33. The Learning Diaries | Supporting Young People's Learning

    How much do arts in unusual spaces enhance young people's engagement?

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  34. The Learning Diaries | Get the most from co-produced content

    How much do visitors engage with co-produced content?

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  35. The Learning Diaries | Collaborating with artists through research

    How collaborating with artists can add value to research and evaluation...

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  36. The Learning Diaries | Engaging with families

    Top tips for engaging with families...

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  37. The Learning Diaries | Leaving a legacy?

    Highlights from the Our Museum, Communities at the Core event...

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