RePublik - Audiences Sweden - is a centre for audience development and engagement. We promote increased and widened participation in the public culture sector and support the development of diverse and audience centered culture organisations.
There are many similar organisations in other countries, but until 2015 Sweden had no cross sector arena do develop the agenda on audiences engagement and widened participation. Our ambition is to reflect the development within and share knowledge between all publicly funded arts and culture sectors.
What we do
Change requires engaged leadership. Our main focus, therefore, is to develop and strengthen leadership in publicly funded arts organisations. We gather and disseminate knowledge and best practice in terms of widened audience engagement. We co-operate with partners through networks in Sweden, the Nordics and in Europe.
In AUDIENCE – An Anthology on Art, Culture and Development, we have invited thirteen writers from Sweden and abroad to share their thoughts, experiences, knowledge and perspectives relating to the audience. The contributors are artists, researchers and leaders in the cultural sector. Each brings their own perspective, helping to broaden, question, embrace and use the term. What does it mean to work with audience development, and in the end, who is developing who?