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

  1. Digital Snapshot | 17.05.2019

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

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Test-drive 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? Be part of the pilot programme for FREE.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Connecting young people to their rural communities

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

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  16. Welcoming new perspectives into your workforce

    A practical positive action recruitment resource from the British Museum

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  17. From Participant to Partner

    How organisations are rethinking their assumptions about disability

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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 2018 arts and culture predictions

    Our agents predict what may be in store for our sector in 2018...

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  35. A week with Rhiannon

    Consultant Rhiannon Davies blogs about a typical week in the life of an Audience Agency agent

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  36. Rethinking Diversity

    Our top takeaways from the ENGAGE 2017 conference…

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  37. A look back at 2017

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

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  38. Meet the Team | Ariadne Anastasopoulou

    We asked Ariadne about her role as Support & Community Manager and the work she does supporting clients

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  39. Meet the Team | Nathan Goreing

    We spoke to Nathan about his role as Support & Community Officer and asked him to reveal his top tips for new Audience Finder users

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  40. 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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