One of the most controversial budgets of recent years has sent many of our existing fears about the climbing cost of living into overdrive and, with Covid cases soaring once again, the term 'crisis' has hung in the air above many a planning meeting approaching year end. But just how much are audiences expecting to tighten their ticket-buying belts over the coming months? And how do they feel about what the public and government themselves should be doing to ensure the financial survival of the arts and culture sector?
“Any one can get angry—that is easy—or give or spend money; but to do this to the right person, to the right extent, at the right time, with the right motive, and in the right way, that is not for everyone, nor is it easy.”
― Aristotle, The Nicomachean Ethics
We asked respondents specific questions about their attitudes to financial support for the arts, either personally or politically:
Delving into Audience Finder ticketing data to understand the impact of Covid on venue incomes.
Our monthly TEA Break sessions are the best way to catch up on our recent findings and emerging knowledge. Next session: 13 July
If you’re new to Audience Finder Data Tools, our support team can give you a free guided tour to help you find your way around.
Join us for free conversation-based events, designed to help you get the most out of the Audience Finder Data Tools. Share tips, queries and updates with colleagues from the sector, and our team. Next session: 21 July
Centre for Cultural Value report shows crisis-hit UK cultural sector at a crossroads, as new research reveals profound impact of Covid-19 on workforce, audiences and organisations.
This newly produced financial glossary is designed to help cultural organisations navigate the complex words of cultural finance models and demystify financial terms.
As the next phase of pandemic recovery begins, there are many agendas for the leaders of arts organisations to explore. But the environmental agenda is firmly at the forefront of much of our thinking and concerns.