Audience Development

Audiences are incredibly important to the visual arts and in particular to the CVAN Network members.

Projects past and present have focused on developing greater knowledge about our individual and collective audiences and also testing new methods of reaching them.

CVAN are currently working with the Audience Agency to develop a national, visual arts specific cluster of galleries and institutions who are engaging with audiences. The Audience Finder programme will mean that for the very first time we can gather and share data nationally on visual arts audiences. 

At a regional level Networks have developed projects that are regionally specific, testing new approaches of engagement. You can read about these below.