Latest thinking, top tips and advice from The Audience Agency...

  1. Digital Snapshot | 13.08.2019

    Including... new Instagram donate stickers, guides to image alt text and deep fake videos.

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  2. Boosting science capital through culture

    Maya Sharma shares her learning about how arts, culture and creativity can boost science capital and increase STEM participation for under-represented groups.

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  3. Creative learning within the criminal justice system

    Reflections on practice and evaluation from poet and writer Louisa Adjoa Parker.

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  4. Community consultation – an important foundation in developing your vision

    In practice reflections about collective community memory and stakeholder balancing, from a community consultation for Hornsey Town Hall Arts Centre.

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  5. Top Tips | Observational evaluation with young people

    Anya Chappell reflects on her recent work evaluating CELL – a STEM learning and dance project with Key Stage 2 pupils.

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  6. 007.1 | Data is Forever

    In future bulletins, we will be putting our International Agent (aka 007.1) to the test in revealing and exploring data about cultural engagement.

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  7. Evaluation | The International Dimension

    Whilst it is crucial to be able to report successes and failures back to funders, the value of evaluation goes far beyond demonstrating money well spent.

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  8. Flexit | Working on EU Projects

    Jonathan Goodacre discusses some of the core arts funding streams to emerge from Europe and their role in driving forward recent innovations in our field.

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  9. Digital Snapshot | 09.07.2019

    Including... Our digital service area, notable updates from Google My Business and an overview of how brands have used Twitter since its inception.

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  10. Digital Snaphot | 27.06.2019

    Including... Our new digital services offer, a DCMS update on the progress of 'Culture is Digital' and the astonishing integration of WeChat into almost all aspects of life in China.

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  11. Digital Snapshot | 11.06.2019

    Including... A 50% fall in Daily Mail online traffic, the contentions around the term 'digital native' and the 'fake news' battleground that is Trump's Wikipedia page.

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  12. Digital Snapshot | 17.05.2019

    Including...The new UK government service standards, a #MustRead from the Wellcome Collection on being 'data informed' and morality as taught to self-driving cars.

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  13. Forestry England: engaging families and communities with outdoor arts

    Maya Sharma, Consultant, Diversity and Inclusion, discusses new guidance from the Forestry England on how to engage families and communities with wild spaces through arts.

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  14. Digital Snapshot | 02.05.2019

    Including... YouTube following in the footsteps of Black Mirror, a guide to SEO for non-profit organisations and the RSC's 'magical' new approach to Shakespeare.

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  15. Look out for our all new Schools Engagement Report

    Would you value an easy-to-understand report that presents a clear view of the schools you are engaging?

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  16. Research for Everyone: participatory research and evaluation

    Research Assistant, Sophie Hobson, reflects on the particularities and similarities of creating participatory research experiences that are accessible for people with autism.

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  17. Digital Snapshot | 03.04.2019

    Including... What happens in a 'digital minute', a comprehensive guide to configuring your Google Analytics and a fond farewell to Google+.

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  18. Digital Snapshot | 19.03.2019

    Including... Facebook's shift towards private messaging, a simple tool to check for web accessibility issues and why building a 'strategy system' is more than just having a plan.

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  19. Digital Snapshot | 19.02.2019

    Including... 230 new emojis, a tool for adding colour to black and white photographs and a beautiful prose poem about travelling through the internet.

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  20. Nothing About Us, Without Us

    Our newest Junior Consultant, Kerry, talks toolkits and tips for best engagement practice with Deaf and disabled audiences.

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  21. Top Tips | Commissioning Research and Evaluation

    A tick list of top tips for making sure you’re getting the most for your money when putting together a brief.

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  22. Highlights from the Family Arts Campaign 2019 conference

    Our agents share learning about family offers that work for everyone, the value of intergenerational activities and the importance of role models that represent our diverse population.

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  23. Digital Snapshot | 06.02.2019

    Including... Ofcom's child media use report, a game to help you recognise and develop the best in UX design and the 'social media record breaking egg'.

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  24. Digital Snapshot | 22.01.2019

    Including... VR headsets that stream straight to Facebook, how bad websites exclude certain audiences and knowing the best time to send out your newsletter.

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  25. Digital Snaphot | 09.01.2019

    Including... 16,000 free sound effects from the BBC, the best digital campaigns in the charity sector and a tool to easily remove the background from any image.

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  26. Connecting young people to their rural communities

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

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  27. Welcoming new perspectives into your workforce

    A practical positive action recruitment resource from the British Museum

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  28. From Participant to Partner

    How organisations are rethinking their assumptions about disability

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  29. Digital Snapshot | 12.12.2018

    Including... A must read guide to accessibility for designers, Nesta's predictions for 2019 and a peek inside the mind of a digital native.

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  30. Digital Snapshot | 27.11.2018

    Including... LinkedIn taking lessons from Snapchat, the truth about YouTube's algorithms and the murky world of Instagram Influencers laid bare.

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. Working Together: SSOs in Action

    The Audience Agency CEO, Anne Torreggiani, lays out her plans for bigger better sector support and invites collaboration with fellow Sector Support Organisations.

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  34. Finding Family Audiences

    The Audience Agency and Family Arts Campaign are joining forces to help understand, embrace and engage family audiences.

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  35. Curated Collaboration

    Culture 24, Collections Trust and The Audience Agency are working together to support the museums sector with a united front.

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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. Outdoor Arts - above and beyond audience development

    “Experiencing culture that is live and unique to a specific public space reminds us of the value of enjoying something together.”

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  40. 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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