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Hello, and welcome to the newly launched Arts Audiences website.

This site will, over the coming weeks and months, publicise the work of Arts Audiences as the programme of work progresses. There are a wide range of initiatives which will be rolled out over the coming year – a detailed outline of the work can be found here.

It is also our aim that this site will provide a focal point for those interested in how, nationally and internationally, the internet is being harnessed by artists and arts organsitions to engage with audiences in new and exciting ways.

We hope that in collaboration with you, this site will become a dynamic space where new developments in this area can be introduced, analysed, evaluated, embraced, rejected…

This process will begin in mid August, when regular postings to the site will begin, with postings from myself, members of the Arts Audience team, and from members of the greater arts community. For the moment however, we’re still in a decidedly Web 1.o mode of operation!

We are very happy to announce that we are seeking applicants for an upcoming strand of seminars taking place this September. Entitled ‘Audiences 2.0: Access the power of the Internet’, seminars will be delivered by Aileen O’Toole of AMAS, and will be held in Dublin, Cork and Galway. more details can be found here.

For those still not convinced that the internet is an increasingly key factor in audience development, the following article highlights some really significant behavioral trends, as well as looking at these trends in the context of Arts Council funded organisations; Audiences and the Internet.

We look forward to engaging with you over the coming weeks and months – if you are interested in keeping up to date with what’s posted here, you could click on the RSS feed button (top right of this page). For those of you who don’t know, this will help keep you regularly updated!

all the best,

James Kelly

Audience Advisor, Arts Council / An Chomhairle Ealaíon


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