Audiences Beyond Covid-19

We are only a few short days away from curtain call. On Wednesday, 21st April we are hosting our biggest event of the year. From 10:30 am right through to 3:30 pm, we have a schedule packed with sessions. Don’t worry if you can’t join us for the entire day, pick and mix or drop in from time to time.

The hard work is done, our speakers are finalised, our timetable is set and our reminders are set. All you need to do is register below, spread the word, and join us for Resilience!

Oliver Mantell

Oliver Mantell, Director of Policy Research 

Drawing on data from the COVID-19 Cultural Participation Monitor, Oliver Mantell will discuss what different types of people have been doing during the pandemic, how they feel about coming back, and what the implications might be for the sector.

As Director of The Audience Agency’s policy research, Oliver leads on evidence to support cultural organisations and inform cultural policy, as well as on partnerships with Higher Education Institutions (inc. the Evaluation strand of the Centre for Cultural Value). He also provides strategic research advice, as well as analysis and interpretation of our audience datasets, to sector-wide or high-profile consultancy projects.

For The Audience Agency, Oliver has worked with clients include Arts Council Ireland, Opera North, The National Theatre, Leeds 2023, Audiences Norway and Arts Council England. He also leads on the agency’s COVID-19 Evidence Hub, redevelopment of the agency’s segmentation model Audience Spectrum and a range of analysis of Audience Finder national data. This latter has included focuses on contemporary arts audiences (for the SPARC at the University of Sheffield), live literature events, group analysis for Newcastle, Yorkshire and national overviews of opera and theatre. He has extensive experience of training delivery and lecturing, inc. leading the Arts Marketing module at the University of Leeds, UK Theatre’s Essentials of Arts Marketing course and for TAA’s own workshop programmes. 

Oliver has previously worked in a variety of capacities within arts research and consultancy, as well as in marketing roles for Sheffield Galleries and Museums. With degrees in English Language and Literature (Oxford) and Cultural Policy and Management (Sheffield Hallam), he is also a board member for Grimm & Co and Ignite Imaginations. 

To find out more about Resilience and to book a slot click here.