As we head into the summer months, findings from the latest wave of our Cultural Participation Monitor look at how attitudes towards audience safety, home working, local attendance, and the impact of the cost of living crisis are shifting, as the spectre of the pandemic begins to give way to a new normal.
"There was a joinery of lives all worked together, smooth in places, or lumpy, but joined. The work and the living you did was the same things, not separated out like today.”
― Annie Proulx, The Shipping News
Findings from the Spring 2023 wave of our Cultural Participation Monitor look at the compounding pressures facing organisations right now, as arts and culture audiences' already slow return post-pandemic is stalled by cost-of-living concerns.
Has the shift to working from home moved the goal posts for local arts attendance? Oliver Mantell has been considering the evidence of attendance at live arts events.
12 new policy recommendations, devised to support the creative and cultural sector recover and rebuild in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, presented to senior government and sector policy makers.
The pandemic highlighted an urgent need for better data to describe the cultural sector – Now the government has published solutions identified by The Audience Agency and financial benchmarking specialists MyCake.
What we used to think of as ‘contingency planning’ is now just planning, says Patrick Towell. That is what it means to be ‘dynamic’.
Historic England recently commissioned The Audience Agency and our partners MyCake to start establishing the size of the sector using publicly available data sets.