Steps towards a good audience practice: following the learnings of the ADESTE project

Oct 18, 2018

This is the journey behind the ADESTE project, told through a collection of articles and personal reflections from the people involved in the project; researchers, trainers and experts from the project team, participants in the training programmes, and external experts.

Steps towards a good audience practice: following the learnings of the ADESTE project


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Mar 26, 2020
By Melting Pro
Mar 26, 2020

When applying for a European grant, most of the time you are likely required to define a quality assurance and evaluation strategy to guarantee that the project will reach the expected goals. This guide will help you reach those goals and keep your partners and stakeholders motivated, even if they have been part of the design process. From the idea design to the implementation, each project is a learning practice. Monitoring and evaluation are essential elements of this process. Both should be seen as an integral part of the process and not an add-on.

This toolkit is aimed at sharing an approach to monitoring and evaluation by suggesting using creative games and visual techniques along with standard monitoring and evaluation tools.

The exercises in this toolkit have been sourced from many people that have inspired us. Some are approaches that are familiar and it is difficult to know who invented them. We hope that this guide will serve as tools to anyone in charge for managing European projects or any kind of project and hopefully they will help you to tell the story of your project.

We extend our gratitude to all of the organisations and individual who have supported our project along the way.


Mar 24, 2020
By CONNECT
Mar 24, 2020

The Warsaw Forum was a conversation about audiences, the arts and democracy hosted by the City of Warsaw in September 2018. An invitation-only event, The Warsaw Forum gathered together researchers, cultural practitioners, activists, policy-makers, and decision makers representing different cultural disciplines from across the EU and further afield. The event was the result of collaboration on a number of European projects by different organisations, which now form the Steering Committee, and which collectively brought time, energy and experience to bear in bringing this event to fruition.

The present report represents an extract of the conversations had at the Warsaw Forum. The report is structured in 4 chapters, corresponding to the four themes of the forum: ‘Is the role of culture in society changing?’, ‘How do we understand the politics of cultural authority when thinking about audiences and public engagement?’, ‘What will cultural democracy mean in the C21st/next 10 years?’ and ‘What is the role of cultural policymakers in widening participation and promoting cultural democracy?’.

You can read the final report of the forum here: 


Oct 16, 2019
By ADESTE Consortium
Oct 16, 2019

ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School "Empowering audiences, reimagining culture" is the first one of a series of 3 that will be developed in 2019 // 2020 // 2021, in the framework of the ADESTE+ project. It was from September 23 to 27, 2019 at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian.

The ADESTE+ Lisbon Summer School fosters a hands-on approach, which introduces participants to the overall conceptual and theoretical framework of audience development and invites them to engage proactively with participating organizations, practitioners and experts.

This is the second day video:

Audience development as an everyday practice: breaking the walls

Lluis Bonet, Universitat de Barcelona
Niels Righolt, Danish Centre for Arts & Interculture


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