Lisbon Summer School on Audience-Centred Design - Places Open

Places are now open for a 'Summer School' in Lisbon, Portugal from 22 - 28 September 2019. The event is part of the Adeste+ Creative Europe project, of which The Audience Agency is a partner. Application deadline: 20 July 2019.

Taking place at the prestigious and beautiful Calouste Gulbenkian venue, this an opportunity for anyone working in audience development as a practitioner, policy maker, researcher or consultant to contribute to and learn from a range of activities.

There are five days of workshops, laboratories, debates and encounters, with keynote speakers, experts and practitioners from across Europe. It looks in more depth at the way that a cultural organisation can be audience centred, beyond short term initiatives or projects and incorporates new ideas such as 'Audience Centred Experience Design, an approach co-created by The Audience Agency with the Adeste+ network.

The Summer School is free to attend but participants will need to pay for their own travel, accommodation and subsistence (estimated total circa £500). There are 5 places available from the UK and there is a short application form to fill in if you would like to attend.

Successful applicants will be informed by the end of July.

Find further information and fill out the application form on the Adeste website

For further information please contact Jonathan Goodacre, Senior Consultant, International by emailing

UPDATE for Summer School Applicants!

Unfortunately, due to technical issues, information of some applicants was lost. We apologise for the issue, but we do not have access to the information previously submitted or to personal information. If you didn’t receive an email from ADESTE+ confirming your registration please re-submit your application here:

Full Summer School participation resubmission form
European Conference only resubmission form

If you received an email from ADESTE + confirming your registration, you do not need to undertake further action.

Please notice that the deadline for submitting applications has been postponed (20 July 2019 for full Summer School, end of the month for the European Conference).

Thank you for understanding. You can contact us through the following email, regarding any questions, doubts or suggestions: