About the event
Podcasts are booming. According to last year’s OFCOM report, nearly 6 million adults in the UK listen to a podcast every week. How can arts and cultural organisations tap into this growing enthusiasm for audio experiences? How can they create compelling experiences that make the most of all that the medium can offer? The Space, with funding from Arts Council England, presents a free workshop exploring how arts organisations can use podcasting and audio to offer immersive content to audiences.
Joe Bell, Head of Audience Development at The Space, and Clare Freeman, award-winning radio journalist and podcast producer will discuss what podcasting can offer arts organisations and their audiences, and the secrets of creating, producing and distributing your work. They’ll be joined by the following contributors who'll share their experiences:
A Mile In My Shoes invites listeners to hear the stories of peoples’ lives while taking a walk in their shoes. Rachel Briscoe from the Empathy Museum will discuss how in addition to a touring interactive project, they decide to share these moving stories with a wider audience by created a weekly podcast series.
The Cinemile Married couple Dave and Cathy started podcasting their walk home from the movies. They’ll tell us how they went from a small home-built show to winning a clutch of awards and a loyal audience.
Thick As Thieves Ashleigh Harman, Digital Co-ordinator at Clean Break Theatre Company will talk us through developing podcast companion content to elaborate on the themes explored in Thick As Thieves, their recent co-production with Theatre Clywd.
Over the course of the day we’ll cover:
• What does podcasting offer arts and cultural organisations?
• What do audiences want from podcasts?
• How can audio enhance the stories you want to tell?
• What are the practical considerations when producing and distributing podcasts?
• How can you build and sustain an audience for your podcast?
Group discussions and opportunities to think about your own projects will be woven between the sessions.
The workshop is intended for arts and cultural professionals with an interest in podcasting, whether you’re looking to build your brand, reach new audiences or enrich the audience experience of your work. We have 25 places available to arts professionals and artists. In the event that the workshop is over-subscribed, we reserve the right to re-allocate places to ensure that as wide a range of organisations and artistic endeavours as possible are represented.