Belgium

Factors that shape the frequency of attending arts and heritage activities

This research was conducted by Mart Willekens and John Lievens at Ghent University, Belgium
Summary
This paper assesses the role of cultural capital, economic and social factors and time pressure on engaging in arts and heritage activities. It also analyses the difference between non-attendees and attendees, as well as the frequency […]

By |9 March 2017|

Using social media to promote reading

This research was conducted by Joachim Vlieghe, Kris Rutten and Jaël Muls at Ghent University and the University of Brussels, Belgium
Summary
This paper looks at how readers participate in literary culture through social media. Researchers looked at the website and Facebook group of the Flemish reading initiative Iedereenleest.be (EverybodyReads.be), and […]

By |20 June 2016|

The role of the family in shaping adolescent cultural engagement

This research was conducted by Mart Willekens and John Lievens at Ghent University, Belgium
Summary
This paper looked at how household structure and parental behaviour affected the cultural lives of children, specifically engagement in the visual arts, heritage or pop and rock music. While it might seem tempting to assume that […]

By |5 May 2015|

Profiling visitors to contemporary art museums

This research was conducted by Laurie Hanquinet at the University of York
Summary
Socio-economic variables (class, education and income etc.) are often seen as the key determinants of attendance at art museums. This article goes beyond this simplistic approach by exploring the ‘cultural profiles’ of museum visitors (a set of cultural […]

By |11 December 2014|

People like performances with large casts and small ticket prices

This research was conducted by Kristien Werck and Bruno Heyndels at Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Summary
This paper tries to explain what motivated people to attend the theatre in the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium. A sense of artistic growth and development in recent decades has been accompanied by steadily declining audience numbers. […]

By |14 April 2014|