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The Audience Agency is a leading UK-based cultural agency, funded by Arts Council England as a Sector Support Organisation. As a social enterprise, working with hundreds of cultural organisations large and small, The Audience Agency specialises in enabling them to understand and grow their audiences and stakeholders more effectively. They have a track record in the design and delivery of training and leadership development in the UK and internationally, most recently developing The UK’s leadership programme From Them To Us (commissioned by Arts Council England), and the ADESTE Audience Developer Skills and Training in Europe programme, funded by Erasmus+, the European Union programme for Education.

Facilitators draw on the wide experience of a team of 50 specialists who work with clients and partners as diverse as Arts Council England, BFI, Historic Royal Palaces, Science Museum, Opera North, Southbank Centre, National Trust, Manchester’s Home and Wales Millennium Centre, as well as midscale organisations and innovative and emerging companies across the UK. The Audience Agency works across the cultural sector, with organisations that specialise in traditional performance forms, outdoor arts, digital and visual arts, museums, archives, heritage and more.

Various staff members across The Audience Agency have already been involved in the following European training: 
• Commissioned to deliver training workshops in Poland and Georgia. 
• As members of the Pedagogic team of The European Diploma of Cultural Project Management, run by Association Marcel Hicter in Brussels, Belgium. Since 1989 it has trained more than 600 participants, many of whom now hold major roles in European institutions, arts organisations and networks. The Audience Agency has been working with the project since 2010.

The Audience Agency has a regular e-bulletin that is sent out to around 5000 contacts in the UK. Please sign up if you are interested in hearing more about our work to develop and diversity cultural audiences.

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Goldsmiths’ College (trading as Goldsmiths, University of London) is a higher education institution in south-east London. Goldsmiths is a technical and recreative institute set up in 1891 to provide educational opportunities for the people of New Cross, and remains committed to the local community and life-long learning.

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ENCATC, the leading European network on Cultural Management and Cultural Policy education, gathers higher educational institutions and training organizations dealing with cultural management education and training. It is an independent membership organization gathering over 100 higher education institutions and cultural organizations in over 40 countries. ENCATC was founded in Warsaw in 1992 to represent, advocate and promote cultural management and cultural policy, professionalize the cultural sector and make it sustainable, and to create platforms of discussion and exchange at the European and international level. ENCATC holds the status of an international non-profit organization, an official UNESCO member NGO, and of “observer” to the Steering Committee for Culture of the Council of Europe.

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The City of Warsaw is a local self-government unit which executes public tasks of local nature belonging to the competences of gmina and poviat (two local administrational levels), as well as tasks resulting from the capital character of the city. The city provides public services, encompassing municipal and social services and it is also responsible for satisfying the needs of the inhabitants in the field of: education, health care, culture, social welfare, safety and public order.

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The Danish Centre for Arts & Interculture (CKI) is a national knowledge, competence and communication centre for international culture, cultural diversity, and audience engagement and development. The centre is promoting cultural democracy and a culturally diverse environment within the arts scene, and thus, the centre disseminates knowledge and experience between artists and art institutions. Furthermore, CKI works with the development of intercultural competencies and awareness in mainstream arts institutions and organisations, and in municipality departments of culture - both within the mainstream and on the periphery of the arts scene - on a national level and in regard to the exchange of intercultural and audience experience and research at an international level.

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