The Visitor Studies Group: Championing excellent visitor experiences
We are seeking proposals for our 2024 conference on Friday May 10 at ISH Venues in London.
The topic is The cost of culture: measuring barriers affecting the visitor experience
Britain is in the middle of a cost of living crisis and audiences are feeling the pinch. Financial restrictions to participation and enjoyment of arts venues, science centres, heritage and other visitor attractions are nothing new; however, with increasing suggestions and new requirements that organisations collect data on the socio-economic status of their visitors, the question has been brought to the forefront, and not without its controversies. Which audiences are most hit by the cost of living crisis and how should venues and programming respond? Has the sector contributed to social mobility in the UK? What role does class in the research and wider cultural workforce play? We welcome fresh perspectives to these questions and different interpretations of the conference theme.
How to submit a proposal