Join us for free discussion forums to help you use Audience Finder Data Tools. Share tips, queries and updates with other users and our team.

As organisations reopen and audiences and visitors begin to return in person, our Community Forum Live series returns for 21/22.

These forums are a space for conversation with a like-minded community focusing on an artform or specific area of our work in each session. Designed to help you get the most out of the Audience Finder Data Tools by sharing ideas and approaches with colleagues, providing insight into our wider research and developments we are working on, and so we can learn from you and continue to offer the best support to the sector in the future.

Each forum consists of a 75-minute session and is open to all organisations from across the UK. New users to our tools are very welcome - we'll be running a free Onboarding Live session every other month for anyone who needs an introduction (or re-introduction) to the Audience Finder Data Tools.

Come prepared to join the conversation. Please see all available dates listed below.

Who can join?

This event is suitable for any users currently contributing data to Audience Finder Original, Audience Finder Show Stats or Audience Finder Answers – we’d love to hear what marketers, fundraisers, programmers, box office personnel and other users have to say. 

Access:

All events will provide Zoom automated transcription in English. Other access services, including Live transcription (instead of Zoom's automated transcription) and British Sign Language interpretation, can be requested in the booking form and will be provided where possible. Please book as soon as possible to allow time for arrangements to be made.


Available dates and topics:

Wednesday 26 January 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Onboarding Live for new users

Find out more about Onboarding Live sessions here

Thursday 27 January 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Libraries & Literature

Libraries and literature events have experienced a unique set of challenges during the pandemic; often switching to online formats and finding creative new ways to serve their communities. This session will highlight the latest research insights relevant to the libraries and literature sector and offer an opportunity to share experiences with similar organisations.

This event is now full. Please join the waiting list to be updated if any further places become available.

Join the waiting list

Thursday 24 February 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Outdoor Arts & Festivals

Outdoor arts are undoubtedly great for reaching audiences who perhaps wouldn’t engage with a traditional arts venue. However, they also pose their own set of challenges when it comes to data collection, and subsequently understanding those audiences. Join colleagues in the outdoor arts sector to exchange ideas and experiences.

Book your free place

Wednesday 2 March, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Museums & Heritage in Scotland

An opportunity for Scottish users and organisations, to share their experiences with others in the museums, heritage galleries sector north of the border. Whether that’s around surveys and data collection, introducing ticketing and timed entry or, more generally, how to get the most from the Audience Finder Data Tools.

Book your free place

Thursday 3 March, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Performing Arts in Scotland

An opportunity to talk with colleagues in the performing arts sector in Scotland as organisations continue their recovery and live audiences return. What changes in audience behaviour are you seeing, and how can the insights from your ticketing and survey data in the Audience Finder Data Tools help you respond to those changes?

Book your free place

Friday 4 March, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Outdoor Arts & Festivals in Scotland

Ahead of a summer of outdoor art activity, this session provides an opportunity to talk with colleagues of all types across the sector as organisations continue their recovery. Looking at the Audience Finder Data Tools and what our broader research is saying about the artform to help users get the most from the available resources.

Book your free place

Wednesday 23 March 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Onboarding Live for new users

Find out more about Onboarding Live sessions here

Wednesday 27 April 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Onboarding Live for new users

Find out more about Onboarding Live sessions here

Thursday 28 April, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Museums & Visual Arts

An opportunity to share your experiences with others in the museums and galleries sector; whether that’s around surveys and data collection, introducing ticketed/timed entry or more generally how your Audience Finder data can contribute to understanding your visitors.

Book your free place

Wednesday 25 May 2022, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Onboarding Live for new users

Find out more about Onboarding Live sessions here

Thursday 26 May, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Christmas shows

It might only be Spring but, for many organisations planning for Christmas is likely to be well underway. At this event, we’ll look at what we’ve learnt about audiences for Christmas shows in 2021, and how the insights available through the Audience Finder Data Tools could contribute to a successful festive season in 2022.

Book your free place

Have a question about these or any of our other events? Get in touch with our events team at events@theaudienceagency.org.


New to Audience Finder Data Tools?

For the first time, we are now offering a forum session specifically for new users of Audience Finder Original, Audience Finder Answers and Audience Finder Show Stats looking to onboard to the service.

Find out more about Onboarding Live sessions


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Our new online Community is now up and running, and we’d love to see you there! The Community is a place for everyone working in arts and culture who’s curious about their audiences and visitors. Whether that’s getting to know them better, identifying new opportunities, or simply reaching more people, we hope you’ll find some inspiration and support from Community members.

Take a look at the new Community