posted on 10.06.16

The ADESTE consortium has published an e-book that follows the journey behind the ADESTE project.

posted on 06.06.16

Submissions are welcome for abstracts on the topic of audience development for the 7th Annual ENCATC Research Session to be held on 6 and 7 October in Valencia, Spain. 

ENCATC, as a project partner in the ADESTE project would like to share this opportunity with the audience development community.

posted on 24.05.16

The ADESTE “Set of guidelines for an effective vocational training for the European Audience Developer Training toolkit prototype - Resource Pack” was produced to accompany the ADESTE pilot training programme as part of the resources to help organisations to develop their audience development plans by seeing the  advantages of being able to implement a step-by-step approach

posted on 20.05.16

This document illustrates the results of the evaluation that was carried out throughout the project ADESTE. The evaluation aimed at evaluating the ADESTE innovative training collecting feedbacks from trainers and trainees. The document will be of interested for many vocational educational organisations or cultural organisations who are interested in audience development

posted on 28.04.16

There's still time to participate in a the "Study on audience development - How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations." 

Aiming to provide successful approaches and methods in the area of Audience Development (AD) in ofer to explore the main organisational impacts AD strategies have on the cultural organisations. The results of the study will be

posted on 21.03.16

Over the course of two days in Bilbao and Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain, more than 100 participants from Europe and beyond attended "The Future of Audience Development: Research, Training, and Practice", the final conference of the ADESTE project (Audience DEveloper: Skills and Training in

posted on 08.03.16

The final programme and e-reader of the ADESTE conference "The Future of Audience Development: Research, Training and Practice" are available online. In addition to the programme and useful information about about the conference, the ADESTE e-reader includes article contributions from members of the project's consortium on topics of research, design, evaluation, European

posted on 05.03.16

For ADESTE's final conference "The Future of Audience Development" keynote speakers will share their expertise with more than 150 participants who have already registered for this major event to be held from 10-11 March

posted on 11.02.16

The ADESTE final conference "The Future of Audience Development: Research, Training & Practice" will be held from 10-11 March 2016 in Bilbao, Spain.

posted on 09.02.16

In the framework of the ADESTE project, consortium member, the University of Deusto welcomes the submission of abstracts for the scientific session on 10 March during the international conference "The Future of Audience Development"

posted on 04.12.15

Get our your agenda and save the date for ADESTE's final conference to be held from 10-11 March 2016 in Bilbao, Spain. This will be a unique opportunity to unlock key findings, learn about innovative and effective approaches to audiences, hear from leading experts, network with peers from across Europe and beyond, and gain new knowledge and

posted on 01.09.15

ADESTE project partners, trainers, and trainees are planning to meet in Brussels next 9-11 September 2015. Hosted by ADESTE's Belgian partner ENCATC, the meeting will take place at CIVA, the International Centre for City, Architecture and Landscape.  

posted on 25.08.15

Pilot testing is currently underway for the ADESTE Audience Development Training Module. Launched in May 2015, the phase will last through February 2016. The 10-month module is training cultural

posted on 28.05.15

In the design of ADESTE's audience development training module, action learning was chosen as one of four main components because it stimulates reflection and problem solving.

During the 4th ADESTE project meeting in January 2015, Ruth Cook, Managing Director of Action Learning Associates, gave an introduction to action learning and led the ADESTE consortium through

posted on 12.05.15

On 24 April in London, ADESTE project partners and trainers joined cultural leaders across Europe at the "From them to us" Cultural Leadership Symposium for a national debate about the role of cultural organisations and their audiences.

posted on 14.04.15

ADESTE has reached a turning point since project partners last held exchanges in Lecce and Turin around the challenge “What kind of training for audience development?”

posted on 07.04.15

The ADESTE report on the European Occupational Standard Profile of the Audience Developer is now available in five languages: Danish, English, French, Italian and Spanish. Originally published in English in December 2014, this report presents the knowledge, skills, competences, and personal attributes of professionals working in audience development.

posted on 18.02.15

The ADESTE consortium held its fourth project meeting from 29-30 January in Turin, Italy. Hosted by project leader, the Fitzcarraldo Foundation, the main purpose of this gathering was to discuss the design of the project’s training module aimed at supporting cultural organisations and practitioners in having a greater impact on access to culture and cultural participation

posted on 18.02.15

At the end of January 2015, the India Theatre Forum organised a 10-day residential workshop for its SMART programme (Strategic Management in the Art of Theatre) in Bangalore, India. To cover the workshop's focus on audience building, Alessandra Gariboldi, a trainer at the Fitcarraldo Foundation in Italy and researcher for the ADESTE project, was invited to give expertise

posted on 26.01.15

The ADESTE consortium will be in Turin, Italy from 28-30 January for the project's 4th meeting since it was launched in November 2013. The purpose of this gathering is for project partners to learn more about Action Learning which will be an integral part of the ADESTE training model. This training model is being designed to support cultural organisations and practitioners

posted on 16.01.15

You don't need to be a superman or superwoman to be an effective Audience Developer, but there are certain skills, competences, and personal attributes that can be useful. To help define such a list, the ADESTE project (Audience DEveloper: Skills and Training in Europe) published a report on the "European Occupational Standard Profile of the Audience Developer".

posted on 16.01.15

How are people working in the arts and cultural sector educated and trained to achieve their organisation's audience development goals? Who is providing them with the skills and knowledge needed for their success? What are the gaps between the current situation and the desired or ideal one?

posted on 08.10.14

The ADESTE consortium met in Lecce, Italy on 24 and 25 September for the project’s third partner meeting and for a European focus group with external experts on audience development.

The objective of the meeting was to share an update on the project’s ongoing phase to define the professional profile of the audience developer, and prepare for the project’s next phase

posted on 25.09.14

ADESTE project partners are in Lecce, Italy for ArtLab14 organised by the Fitzcarraldo Foundation. From 24-27 September 2014, more than 40 meetings about culture and its relationship with economic and social growth and development of territories will be attended by cultural managers, creatives, local community members, businesses, non-profits, policy makers and anyone

posted on 08.09.14

ADESTE project partners gathered at the Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali in Rome, Italy from 1-2 July 2014 for a focus group meeting. Among the 23 participants were representatives from the European partners institutions, ADESTE partners from India and the United States, Italian cultural operators and audience

posted on 17.07.14

Are you looking to get inspired by interesting, innovative audience development projects and practice? On ADESTE's "Resources" page you will find a section on "Get Inspired" that includes a growing number of successful audience development ideas, projects, advice and more!

posted on 07.07.14

In June 2014, ADESTE partners in Denmark, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom ran national focus groups with cultural managers, junior and senior professionals, VET providers, and policy makers. During these gatherings, focus group participants debated on audience development challenges and shared audience development strategies, training methods, and tools.

posted on 06.05.14

From 31 March to 2 April 2014, ADESTE partners met in Copenhagen, Denmark for the project’s second meeting hosted by the Danish Center for Arts and Interculture.

posted on 31.03.14

At the end of March 2014, ADESTE project partners will meet in Denmark for the second adeste project meeting to discuss their progress and findings of the research phase and exchange draft maps of the most innovative and relevant training practices in arts and culture management. In the next months to follow, several national and international focus groups will be carried

posted on 30.01.14

The ADESTE consortium is carrying out a survey to map audience development education and training in the field of arts and culture. The ADESTE survey focuses on education and training in audience engagement in the cultural field in order to understand which education/training experiences are currently focusing on audience development at the EU level.

posted on 18.11.13

On the evening of 18 November 2013, a public launch of the ADESTE project was held at the Fitzcarraldo Foundation in Turin, Italy. More than 25 local Italian cultural operators joined ADESTE project parnters for presentations and a panel discussion on audience development practices in Europe. 

posted on 17.11.13

The ADESTE consortium of eight European organisations met in Turin, Italy from 17-19 November 2013 to kick-off the project with the first partner meeting. Participants reviewed the project's work plan, schedule, communication, evaluation and outputs that should be done over the course of the project’s two-year lifespan (01 November 2013 – 30 April 2016).