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Streaming Wars: Challenging The Binge-TV Model

“Having had roughly six years to figure out how to best attract TV viewers trained to feast on content, none of the streaming services set to debut between now and next spring will be exclusively adopting the binge model, and veterans like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have tried different release strategies themselves.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: AUDIENCE, MEDIA, 10.14.19

What Does It Mean To Be An Audience, And How Does An Arts Institution ‘Develop’ It?

The idea of audience development as a solution has taken over everything in arts organizations, but there’s more to it, at least from the audience side. “Being an audience member means being a citizen, customer, community member, and worker. It is a sort of control interface for ruling.” – HowlRound
Tags: AUDIENCE, THEATRE, 10.13.19

Your Living Room Is The Stage

Well, what the heck: “Agreeing to host an immersive show when not connected to the company is a daring step. The spaces are not – for obvious reasons – designed for it. The host is not a professional. The address may be anywhere and so guarantees of ticket sales for any given postcode may be complicated. But people came. Strangers came into my home.” – The Stage (UK)
Tags: AUDIENCE, THEATRE, 10.11.19

Hacking The Museum Tour – Entertainment With Attitude

“I found some of the interactive portions of the tour superficial and a bit corny, but the younger, millennial members of the group seemed to enjoy them. Bringing games, imagination and creativity into the art viewing experience certainly makes the museum seem less stuffy and more relatable.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: AUDIENCE, VISUAL, 10.10.19

Report: Arts Engagement Declines Slightly In UK

‘Taking Part’ figures released by DCMS indicate about 77% of English adults engaged with the arts at least once in the past 12 months, a drop of about 1.5% on the year prior. About two-thirds (63.7%) of people engaging with the arts were doing so three or more times a year, compared to a low of 59.9% in 2008/09. – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, UK, Issues, Audience, 10.08.19

Twitch Has Become The Most-Popular Live-Streaming Platform, And… There Are Problems

More people watch live streams on Twitch than on any other digital platform, including YouTube and Facebook, according to a report from StreamElements. But the platform has struggled to police content . – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Facebook, Media, Audience, 10.10.19

Why Netflix On Broadway Is Good For Both Of Them

The streaming giant is renting the Belasco Theatre in midtown Manhattan for a four-week, eight-shows-a-week Broadway-style run of its latest major feature, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. Howard Sherman explains the benefits that Netflix, the Shubert Organization (owner of the Belasco), and Broadway more generally could get from the unusual arrangement. – The Stage
Tags: Art, Theatre, Netflix, Broadway, Audience, Martin Scorsese, Shubert Organization, Midtown Manhattan, Belasco Theatre, Belasco, Howard Sherman, 10.10.19

Did The Philly Fringe Risk Its Patrons’ Safety By Including This Event?

“The 2019 Fringe Festival page touting [a solo biofeedback session with psychologist Gary Ames] reads biofeedback will open the bridge ‘between conscious and subconscious realms. Let creativity and talent arise.’ So why shouldn’t Fringe patrons try it? Perhaps because sending unwitting ticket-buyers alone to someone’s suburban home for a therapeutic session could result in major problems — for Ames, for the Fringe, and for the ‘audience’.” –
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, Ames, Gary Ames, 10.08.19

The Real Test Of MoMA’s Expansion Will Be Traffic Flow: Justin Davidson

“MoMA is a machine for viewing art, and the success of this latest incarnation will be gauged by how many visitors the facility can process in any given day. … The 2004 expansion created escalator bottlenecks, Pollock and Picasso choke points, and the slightly desperate atmosphere of a shopping mall on Black Friday morn. This time, the architects … calculated [everything] to smooth the passage of humanity.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Audience, Visual, Picasso, Moma, Pollock, Justin Davidson, 10.09.19

Facebook Would Pay $40 Million For Falsely Inflating Video Metrics

The suit accused Facebook of acknowledging miscalculations in metrics upon press reports, but still not taking responsibility for the breadth of the problem. “The average viewership metrics were not inflated by only 60%-80%; they were inflated by some 150 to 900%,” stated an amended complaint. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Facebook, Media, Audience, 10.08.19

Why Are Streaming Companies Paying Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars For Old TV Shows?

These pricey deals for what is essentially digital reruns have, like the Seinfeld syndication deal two decades ago, raised eyebrows. Why are streaming companies willing to pay so much for shows of nostalgic value? And as numerous companies prepare to launch their own streaming services – HBO Max and Peacock, not to mention the forthcoming Apple TV+ – why bet on the appeal of legacy TV shows? – The Guardian
Tags: Apple, Art, Media, Audience, Peacock, HBO Max, 10.08.19

London’s Old Vic Theatre Promised It Would Double The Number Of Women’s Toilets. It Made All Toilets Gender-Neutral Instead, And Some Women Are Furious

“The push for inclusivity has angered some women who say their comfort and safety is being put at risk – and argue men are still being left with a better deal. Here’s why toilets have become a battleground.” – Reuters
Tags: Art, London, Issues, Audience, 10.04.19

In Wake Of Racial Incident, Boston’s Museum Of Fine Arts Works To Make Amends

Last spring, a group of black middle school students had an ugly encounter with a few museum patrons and a guard. “Critics rightfully pounced, and the museum moved swiftly to contain the damage. … It might have ended there. But in this city still scarred by court-ordered desegregation and the turbulent busing of minority students to white suburbs in the 1970s, the museum — which welcomes 1.2 million visitors each year — took it as a wakeup call.” – Yahoo! (AP)
Tags: Art, Boston, Audience, Visual, SJ, 10.07.19

Does Putting Students Into Reading Levels Discourage Reading?

“Quantifiable measurements give students, teachers and administrators the confidence and assurance of “progress”: There is a sense of comfort in advancing from one designated level to the next. But reading is not a science. When we place significant value on quantifiable measures, we also might be pushing readers away from an intrinsic love of reading — and ignoring the great complexity of literature that is simply immeasurable.” – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Words, Audience, 10.05.19

Netflix Goes Around Theatre Chains, Rents Broadway Theatre For Scorsese Movie Run

Stymied by the big theater chains, the streamer has booked Broadway’s Belasco Theatre for its November 1 opening of Martin Scorsese’s epic “The Irishman” for one of several New York theatrical dates. – IndieWire
Tags: Art, New York, Media, Netflix, Broadway, Audience, Martin Scorsese, 10.07.19, Scorsese Movie Run

Why Hasn’t A Lauren Gunderson Play Been On Broadway Yet?

It’s a little weird – well, one might call it something other than weird, but it also is weird – that Lauren Gunderson, the most produced playwright in the U.S. aside from Shakespeare, hasn’t been on Broadway. As a matter of fact, she’s rarely produced in NY at all. So: “Is New York City ready for the rest of America’s favorite playwright?” – Slate
Tags: Art, New York City, Theatre, America, Broadway, Shakespeare, Audience, Lauren Gunderson, 10.06.19

Lighting Projection Design Is Changing More Than Broadway And Big Regional Theatres

Projection design is that cool part of theatre where – poof! – an entire kingdom can freeze over, as in the Broadway and touring versions of Frozen, or where, in Anastasia, “a stage-spanning LED wall displays landscapes that move in tandem with [a] train.” And it’s more portable than a huge, multi-part set, too. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Theatre, Los Angeles, Broadway, Audience, Anastasia, 10.05.19

Nancy Drew Is Still Alive At 90, And Also Still 16 Years Old

How, why, and why is Nancy so hard to adapt to the screen? “Never out of print, she has appeared in more than 250 books and counting, in movies, on television shows, in CD-ROM games. She has been reinvented, in ways that fans have not always embraced, for seemingly every era.” (And she’s being reinvented now, again, for a new series.) – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Nancy, Audience, Nancy Drew, 10.04.19

The New Museum That’s Expressly Designed For Selfies

People love museum selfies, and here’s the logical conclusion of that love: A museum designed expressly for uploading cute artsy self-portraits to Instagram. The museum in Vienna “joins a number of establishments across the world targeting heavy users of social media.” – BBC
Tags: Art, Vienna, Audience, Visual, 10.04.19

The Three Ages Of Podcasting

“What started as a quiet digital backwater is now increasingly growing in prominence, drawing the attention of audiences and moneyed interests alike. … And the story of how we go here can be told via two major turning points: The first was everything that happened before and after 2014. The second turning point is happening right now.” – Vulture
Tags: Art, Media, Audience, 09.30.19

The World’s Largest Collection Of Contemporary South African Art Belongs To — Nando’s (Yes, The Grilled Chicken Chain)

With more than 22,000 works hanging in the chain’s roughly 1,300 restaurants, Nando’s is arguably the best place in the world to check out work by contemporary South African artists. And the chain’s Creative Block program, run with the Spiers Art Trust, may be the largest corporate art initiative anywhere. – The Art Newspaper
Tags: Art, World, Audience, Visual, Nando, 10.01.19, Spiers Art Trust

Listening Clubs Bring Audiences Of NPR’s Spanish-Language Podcast Together In Real Life

Radio Ambulante has a Facebook group with thousands of members in more than 19 countries. Editors there decided, “Let’s go back to the first place and do this but offline. We don’t want to have Facebook in between you and other listeners.” So they’ve organized listening clubs (the podcast equivalent of book clubs) for people to meet in person, listen to Radio Ambulante, and discuss what they’ve heard. – Nieman Lab
Tags: Art, Facebook, Media, Npr, Audience, Radio Ambulante, 09.30.19

Percentage Of Americans Who Listen To Audiobooks Has Doubled In Eight Years

“A new [survey] by the Pew Research Center … found that 20% of adults listened to an audiobook in the 12 months prior to the period in which the survey was conducted. In 2011, only 11% of adults said they listened to an audiobook.” – Publishers Weekly
Tags: Art, Words, Pew Research Center, Audience, 09.27.19

Making Non-Boring Theatre About Climate Change

There’s a sliver of space where audience members can start to consider societal change. “I keep coming back to the idea that, as theatremakers, our greatest weapon in the fight against climate change may ultimately be this sliver of audience-lifting space. In this space comes an expanded capacity for empathy and, perhaps, the ability to be more collectively accountable.” – HowlRound
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, 09.29.19

Seattle’s Intiman Theatre: A Truly Existential Crisis

Myriad issues are to blame. Donors’ funding priorities have changed, and corporations are donating less to nonprofit theaters, making the fight for funding more competitive. High-quality entertainment can be accessed on-demand at low cost. Arts journalism has become more sparse, and the public, concerned about an economic slowdown, might be less inclined to show up. – Crosscut
Tags: Art, Theatre, Seattle, Audience, 09.30.19

Study: How Twitter Might Be Undermining Your Intelligence

The finding by a team of Italian researchers is not necessarily that the crush of hashtags, likes and retweets destroys brain cells; that’s a question for neuroscientists, they said. Rather, the economists, in a working paper published this month by the economics and finance department at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan, found that Twitter not only fails to enhance intellectual attainment but substantially undermines it. – Washington Post
Tags: Art, Milan, Ideas, Audience, 05.30.19, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart

More And More Museums Consider Offering Free Admission

Just last week, L.A. MoCA announced that it will eliminate admission charges; earlier this year, MoCA Cleveland did the same thing, while Toronto’s AGO made itself free for visitors under 25. Other cities have made their museums free for limited groups such as public benefits recipients or library card holders. Many museum administrators now find themselves torn between the public library model (“where you can walk in for free and learn something”) and “a gut feeling that people value things mo...
Tags: Art, Toronto, Cleveland, Audience, Visual, 05.23.19

Baltimore Museum Of Art Asks The City’s Communities What They Want To See

“On Wednesday, the BMA revealed plans to send an updated version of [a] 1937 questionnaire to about 300 local schools, nonprofits, and other organizations. The results will inform future exhibitions, acquisitions, and programs at the BMA, according to the museum’s director, Christopher Bedford.” – ARTnews
Tags: Art, Baltimore, Audience, Visual, Bma, 05.29.19

BookEXpo’s State Of The Biz: Number Of Indie Bookstores In US Up 20 Percent In Last Ten Years

“The booksellers association again gained membership, rising from 1,835 individual companies (all but a handful independently owned stores) a year ago to 1,887, an increase of more than 20 percent since 2009. The number of store locations is now 2,524, compared to 2,470 in 2018, as independent sellers such as Shakespeare & Co. in New York continue to expand.” – Seattle Times (AP)
Tags: Art, New York, US, Words, Audience, Shakespeare Co, 05.28.19

Broadway Racks A Record Season At The Box Office

Attendance hit 14.77 million while ticket sales topped off at $1.83 billion in grosses, according the Broadway League, the national trade association tied to the Great White Way. That’s a 7.8% season-over-season increase in terms of grosses, easily topping the $1.7 billion from the 2017 to 2018 season. It’s also a 7.1% increase in attendance, up from 13.79 million in the previous season.  – Variety
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, Broadway League, 05.29.19

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