UPCOMING DEEP DIVE SESSIONS
PLEASE NOTE: PARTICIPATION IN LIVE DEEP DIVE SESSIONS IS FOR COHORT PARTICIPANTS ONLY
Looking for a past event? All sessions are recorded and are made available via our video library.
OUR NEXT EXECUTIVE BRIEFING (OPEN TO ALL):
Towards “Normalization” of Covid-19 as an Acceptable Risk
August 2 at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Eastern
As we see success with vaccination and re-opening of venues, the spread of the Covid-19 virus is diminished, but it will likely be with us for years. How can we manage to reframe Covid-19 as part of the larger landscape of risk that we live with every day? Guest speaker James Doeser, a UK arts researcher and evaluator of the Contagious Cities initiative, will offer his views on Covid-19 as one of many risks that theatregoers take each time they go out, followed by facilitated Q&A. Registration links will be shared with cohort members via email. REGISTER NOW
Post-Vaccination Hesitancy: Who’s Still Not Ready to Go Out?
September 13 at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Eastern
With a large percentage of audiences and visitors already vaccinated, we will re-examine the smaller and smaller pool of people who are still not ready to go out, despite being vaccinated. What programming and communications strategies are being used to keep them engaged? What more might be done to address their concerns? Registration links will be shared with cohort members via email.
Tracking the Experience of Early Returners
October 4 at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Eastern
As audiences return to cultural venues, some will experience uncertainty and anxiety over the visitor experience. How will distancing actually work? Is it safe to use the toilets? Will mask-wearing policies be enforced? This session will highlight work by arts groups to assess the audience experience through post-event surveying, and how those groups are reflecting the results back to audience members to build confidence. Registration links will be shared with cohort members via email.
The Future of Digital Programming, Part 2
November 1 at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Eastern
With many or most venues open and live events back on the calendar, we will look again at demand for digital programming. Of the flood of digital content produced during the Covid-19 pandemic, what is likely to survive? What digital strategies will be viable moving forward? Registration links will be shared with cohort members via email.
Capstone Assessment: Critical Reflection on the Role of Research in Sector Learning
November 29 at 1:30-2:30 p.m. Eastern
The final Deep Dive session will take stock of the role of audience and visitor research in our field during the Covid-19 pandemic, and implications for cultural policy moving forward. Registration links will be shared with cohort members via email.