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Madeleine Dore

Understanding Culture Segments can help galleries and arts organisations identify, engage, attract and keep audiences coming through their doors.

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For many arts organisations, connecting people with art is paramount. With 94 per cent of the adult population in Victoria being in the market for arts, culture and heritage – just over four million people – the audience is there, but how can we keep them engaged?

At the National Public Galleries Summit, Morris Hargreaves McIntyre (MHM) consultant Lucy Shorrocks said many organisations think: ‘If we could just speak to people on an individual basis we would be able to convert them all, communicate the vision and get them excited about the work.

‘But in the arts, we don’t have the marketing team, budget or resources to do that.’

About the author

Madeleine Dore is a freelance writer and founder of Extraordinary Routines, an interview project exploring the intersection between creativity and imperfection. She is the previous Deputy Editor at ArtsHub. Follow her on Twitter at @RoutineCurator