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Study: Arts Sector Digital Efforts Stall In Trying To Attract Audiences

Research from Arts Council England (ACE) and innovation foundation Nesta has revealed “a widening gulf” between large and small organisations’ capacity and capability to adopt – let alone maximise the potential of – digital technologies ranging from cameras and phones to distribution software and digital art. Some organisations may already feel “too far behind the adoption curve” to test new technologies, the authors say. – Arts Professional
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, Nesta, Arts Council England ACE, 02.20.20

Attendance Isn’t A Good Enough Metric, So This Museum Is Trying To Measure Its Social Impact

“Working with a group of social scientists, the [Oakland Museum of California] devised an innovative plan to take stock of both its ability to connect with visitors and to foster connections between visitors themselves. The idea came after previous data collection efforts revealed a more thorough snapshot of the institution’s audience, which is one of the most diverse in the country.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, Oakland Museum of California, 02.19.20

Another Job In The Arts You Hadn’t Thought Of: Narrating Porn For The Blind

Pornhub launched this particular initiative in increasing access for the disabled to the arts four years ago, hiring professional freelance writers to produce text and professional voice actors to read it. Here’s a Q&A with Kathryn Simpson, an art history Ph.D. who has written the narration for 35 Pornhub videos. – Slate
Tags: Art, Media, Pornhub, Audience, 02.18.20, Kathryn Simpson

Revealed: YouTube’s Most-Watched Gaming Channels Are Infested With Bots

In January, all seven of the most-watched YouTube Gaming channels weren’t run by happy gamers livestreaming the game du jour. They were instead recorded, autoplaying videos advertising videogame cheats and hacks, sometimes attached to sketchy, credential-vacuuming websites, according to one analytics firm. – Wired
Tags: Art, Media, Youtube, Youtube Gaming, Audience, 02.18.20

Has Netflix Reached Its Max Audience?

“Our research shows that most pay TV households already have Netflix so even if cord-cutting accelerates, Netflix won’t get a whole slew of new customers. In [other] words, people are cutting the cord because they have Netflix. They don’t cut the cord and discover Netflix for the first time.” – Fast Company
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Audience, 02.18.20

This Could Be The Berkeley Public Library’s Most Treasured Collection

“The Berkeley Tool Lending Library is one of the Bay Area’s great public gifts, a free-to-use service for Berkeley residents looking for anything from saws to ladders to a hard-to-find screwdriver. You’d think a repository of free tools, some very expensive, would disappear frequently, but supervising librarian Dan Beringhele says theft is rare. It’s just that beloved.” – San Francisco Chronicle
Tags: Art, Words, Berkeley, Audience, Bay Area, Berkeley Public Library, 02.16.20, Berkeley Tool Lending Library, Dan Beringhele

For South L.A., A Sort Of African-American High Line

It’s not an elevated park, and it’s not on disused train tracks (in fact, it’s tied in with a new light rail line), but Destination Crenshaw (as it’s called) will be a 1.3-mile-long public space along Crenshaw Boulevard, with landscaping, murals and other public art, and plazas — all intended as community gathering places to affirm the area’s African-American identity as the pressures of gentrification increase. – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, CRENSHAW, Crenshaw Boulevard, 02.17.20

How A Theatre Powered The Downtown Revival Of Illinois’s Second-Largest City

That city is Aurora, an outer-ring suburb of Chicago with about 200,000 people, and the theatre is the twice-restored, 1,885-seat Paramount. in fact, writes Chris Jones, “with the exception of Cleveland, which has benefited immeasurably from the Playhouse Square Center, I’d argue that no Midwestern downtown has been more changed by a single arts organization.” – Chicago Tribune
Tags: Art, Theatre, Chicago, Cleveland, Illinois, Paramount, Audience, Aurora, Chris Jones, 02.13.20, Playhouse Square Center

How To Host A Panel Session That Won’t Put Your Audience To Sleep

Your panel sessions have to be interesting or else… Image Credit: Phil Norton The next time that you are asked to host a panel session, are you going to be ready? We all understand the importance of public speaking and as speakers what we need to do in order to both grab and then keep the attention of our audience. However, with a panel session, even if you have done everything that you can think of to get ready, the final result might still be something skips over the benefits of public s...
Tags: Video, Social Media, Poll, Questions, Topics, Start, Audience, Speaking, Quotation, 2 - Organize, Dr Jim Anderson Blue Elephant Consulting, Mingle, Statistic, Format, Real World Public Speaking Skills Question, All Of This Means For You Being

Living At The Intersection Of Dance, Social Media, And Teenage Life

Who profits when a 14-year-old Black teenager creates a dance and shares it – and it goes viral? Not she.”TikTok, one of the biggest video apps in the world, has become synonymous with dance culture. Yet many of its most popular dances, including the Renegade, Holy Moly Donut Shop, the Mmmxneil and Cookie Shop have come from young black creators on myriad smaller apps.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Dance, Audience, 02.13.20, Intersection Of Dance Social Media, Renegade Holy Moly Donut Shop, Cookie Shop

Has Fan Culture Gotten Out Of Hand? Should They Have So Much Influence On The Art?

The last decade or so has witnessed huge changes in the awareness, perception and tools of fandom. In terms of television and film, the enormous successes of Game of Thrones and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have introduced geek culture – and its brand of participatory fandom – to the mainstream. At the same time, the internet – and more specifically social media – has amplified fans’ voices, while also breaking down the boundaries between them and the artists they love/hate. – BBC
Tags: Art, Issues, Audience, 02.14.20

Prediction: Half Of American Homes Will Cut Cable TV Cord By 2024

Roku predicts that within four years, half of all U.S. homes will have never had cable TV or will have canceled their subscription, the company said in a letter to investors on Thursday released along with the company’s fourth quarter 2019 results. – CNBC
Tags: Art, Media, Roku, Audience, 02.14.20, American Homes Will Cut Cable TV Cord

Another Coronavirus Catastrophe: China’s Cinema Box Office Down By 99.75%

That’s not a typo. The country’s total movie ticket revenue for the past 20 days is down from $1.52 billion for the same period last year to $3.9 million, and the movie industry there may need a government bailout. – The Hollywood Reporter
Tags: Art, Media, China, Audience, 02.12.20

The Obama Portraits Have Become, In Essence, Pilgrimage Sites

“Stories of visitors praying or breaking down in tears before the portraits circulated on social media.” (Not unlike Jerusalem or Lourdes.) Says the director of the National Portrait Gallery in D.C., “It’s a form of what I call secular pilgrimage. Much like people go to Graceland or John Lennon’s grave — the response has that quality to it.” – Artnet
Tags: Art, John Lennon, Jerusalem, National Portrait Gallery, Audience, Visual, 02.12.20

Peak TV? Yes – Here’s How Many Shows Were Available To Watch Last Year

Folks like to joke that there’s just too much TV to watch, but rarely do they back it up with facts. Now, they can. from Nielsen, there were 646,152 unique programs available in 2019 across network TV, cable, streaming services, and every other kind of outlet. – Wired
Tags: Art, Media, Nielsen, Audience, 02.13.20

A Human Response To Amazon’s Algorithms: Custom-Designed Book Subscriptions

Two bookstores in England are offering book(s)-of-the-month services in which, after some discussion with the customer, a knowledgeable staffer selects and ships books the staffer thinks the individual recipient will like. – The Guardian
Tags: Amazon, Art, England, Words, Audience, 02.13.20

Meet Seattle Opera’s Scholar In Residence, First Of Her Kind In The U.S.

“As scholar in residence, [Naomi] André acts as an adviser to help Seattle Opera become more inclusive, both for audiences and behind the scenes. … Her most visible role involves a series of free, public community conversations that invite audiences to question problematic social themes and portrayals of marginalized communities in opera while appreciating the artistic elements that continue to hold up.” – The Seattle Times
Tags: Art, Music, Audience, Seattle Opera, 02.12.20, Meet Seattle Opera, Naomi -RSB- André

Why’s New Zealand Rescuing The Classical Radio Station And Not Ours? Ask Māoris

With a public outcry having convinced Radio New Zealand’s management not to eviscerate its classical service, advocates for the country’s Māori-language radio stations are arguing that they have been underfunded for decades and deserve a fair share of broadcasting resources. – The Spinoff (New Zealand)
Tags: Art, Media, New Zealand, Audience, 02.13.20

Could The Success Of ‘Parasite’ Finally Convince Americans To Accept Subtitled Films?

Actually, U.S. viewers were getting more comfortable with subtitles even before Parasite became this year’s Oscar hit. That’s thanks to two major entities: the FCC and Netflix. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Media, Fcc, Netflix, Audience, 02.12.20

How Instagram Is Changing Theatre

“Instagram is absolutely shaping the theatre industry,” says Jay Armstrong Johnson, who recently played Raoul in Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Johnson notes that Instagram has become “a necessary app, a connecting device” not just for fans and those without access to the arts, but also “to other artists, which has often led to new projects and/or collaborations.” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Instagram, Theatre, Audience, Raoul, Jay Armstrong Johnson, 02.07.20, Broadway Johnson

Bay Area Theatre Folk Are, Well, Ambivalent About Little Clapping Man In SF Chronicle’s Reviews

One local company head says that the “wild ovation” man can be very helpful, as can the step below, but anything lower stops single-ticket sales dead. The Chronicle‘s arts editor grants that some critics and theatermakers have mixed (at best) feelings about it, but that many readers love it. Critic Lily Janiak worries that it can encourage readers to stop reading. And ACT artistic director Pam McKinnon says the little guy is “a white supremacist icon.” – American Theatre
Tags: Art, Theatre, Audience, Chronicle, Pam McKinnon, 02.11.20, Lily Janiak

First Major Arts Venue To Make All Its Performances ‘Relaxed’

Starting this month, London’s Battersea Arts Centre is making all its events “relaxed performances” — at which audience members may enter, leave, move around, and sometimes make noise, and first developed for neurodivergent patrons. – The Times (UK)
Tags: Art, London, Times, Issues, Audience, Battersea Arts Centre, 02.06.20

Parasite Has Won So Much More Than Best Picture

The thing about Parasite is that even before it became the first non-English language film to win a Best Picture statue, it “had already earned all the accomplishments that really matter; it didn’t need an Oscar.” Or maybe it did, or the Oscars needed Parasite. “In taking home the Best International Film trophy and also claiming the biggest honor of the night, Bong’s movie made the Oscars slightly less local.” – The Atlantic
Tags: Art, Ideas, Audience, Bong, 02.09.20

Author Says The UK Educational System Is Dreary, Needs More Laughter

Michael Rosen blames the Reformation – truly. That time period was “when they thought the only way you could be virtuous was to be modest and serious, so humour was pushed aside, seen as frivolous … even dangerous. And that seeps through into education today, so there’s a slight fear of subversiveness or laughter, as well as a dismissal of it. And for some of us, humour is a means of survival.” – The Guardian (UK)
Tags: Art, UK, Words, Michael Rosen, Audience, 02.06.20

Listenership Of BBC’s Classical Music Station Up By 16%, Tying Its All-Time Record

“The classical music station Radio 3 has recorded its joint highest audience share since records began, as listeners weary of politics take refuge in Brahms and Bach. The BBC station reached 2.13 million listeners a week in the last quarter, up 16 per cent on the same period for the previous year.” – The Times (UK)
Tags: Art, Music, Bbc, Radio, Times, Audience, Brahms, 02.06.20

This Study Shows Why Netflix And Movie Theatres Shouldn’t Be Enemies

“People were more likely to stream a movie when they knew it had been released in theaters, according to a new survey by Ernst & Young … Sixty two percent of the study’s respondents reported that if a movie had appeared in cinemas, they were more willing to check it on their streaming services.” – Variety
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Audience, Ernst Young, 02.06.20

I Planned And Conducted Concerts Where We Didn’t Tell The Audience What The Program Would Be. Every Performance Sold Out.

Robert Trevino, music director of the Basque National Orchestra in Spain, writes about the restaurant meal that gave him the idea, how he and the orchestra staff planned and marketed the series (and convinced the media not to reveal the secret), and how the audiences responded. (includes complete video of concert) – Gramophone
Tags: Art, Music, Spain, Audience, 02.03.20, Robert Trevino, Basque National Orchestra

Philadelphia Orchestra Makes Hi-Res Concert Recordings Available For Streaming — And They’re Free

“An initial batch of nearly three dozen pieces from the 2018-19 season are now available for listening on the orchestra’s website — a number that will grow over time. … The number of performances ultimately available through the new ‘Listen on Demand’ service is potentially hundreds culled from several decades.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
Tags: Art, Music, Philadelphia, Audience, 02.06.20

When Working Men Bought ‘Pride And Prejudice’ For A Penny

“Austen first emerged in penny editions in the 1890s. Penny versions were modeled on the sensational Penny Dreadfuls, those cheap stories of violence on which Britain’s lawmakers were known to blame the rise in urban crime. Operating in tandem, two newspaper giants stepped in to offer better entertainment to ‘the poorer millions.’ These alternatives were pushed as ‘Penny Delightfuls.'” And yes, poor working men and women bought and read them. – Literary Hub
Tags: Art, Britain, Words, Audience, Austen, 02.04.20

Immersive Theatre Began As Innovative, Serious Art. Has It Sold Out?

“What was still considered a left-field artistic proposition a decade ago, popularised by the likes of Punchdrunk and dreamthinkspeak, has become one of theatre’s biggest commercial money-makers. Now, dozens of events across the UK are riding on the immersive gravy train.” – The Observer (UK)
Tags: Art, UK, Top Stories, Audience, Punchdrunk, 02.02.20