nitty-gritty

Nittygritty

all the information and fine print about this australian research council-funded project.

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In the foyer at the Malthouse. Photograph: Malthouse Theatre Education.

TheatreSpace was a four-year research project investigating the responses of young people (14 – 30 years of age) to professionally-funded theatre in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. The research aimed to discover what attracts, engages and sustains young people’s current and future theatre attendance and what factors might exclude them. What factors promote, deter or exclude young people’s engagement with theatre in Australia?

The project is now complete and you can read the results in our Preliminary Report on the Be involved page. The Final Report will be launched in July 2012.

TheatreSpace was approved by the Human Research Ethics Committees at the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney and Griffith. The project also has ethics approval from the departments of Education I Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

The TheatreSpace project, formerly known as Accessing the Cultural Conversation, wasfunded by: the Australian Research Council; the Universities of Melbourne, Sydney and Griffith; Sydney Opera House; Bell Shakespeare; Sydney Theatre Company; Australia Council for the Arts; Arts NSW; Queensland Performing Arts Centre; Queensland Theatre Company; Brisbane Powerhouse; the Arts Centre; Melbourne Theatre Company; Malthouse Theatre; Arena Theatre Company; and Arts Victoria.

Project Team

  • Professor John O’Toole
    (Lead Chief Investigator, University of Melbourne)
  • Professor Bruce Burton
    (Chief Investigator, Griffith University)
  • Professor Robyn Ewing
    (Chief Investigator, University of Sydney)
  • Associate Professor Michael Anderson
    (Chief Investigator, University of Sydney)
  • Associate Professor Penny Bundy
    (Chief Investigator, Griffith University)
  • Associate Professor Kate Donelan
    (Chief Investigator, University of Melbourne)
  • Associate Professor Angela O’Brien
    (Chief Investigator, University of Melbourne)
  • Dr John Hughes
    (Chief Investigator, University of Sydney)
  • Dr Christine Sinclair
    (Chief Investigator, University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Madonna Stinson
    (Chief Investigator, Griffith University)
  • Noel Jordan
    (Partner Investigator)
  • Dr Ricci-Jane Adams
    (Research Manager, University of Melbourne)
  • Dr Clare Irvine
    (Senior Research Coordinator, 2008-2010)
  • Tim Stitz
    (Project Manager, University of Melbourne)
  • Andrea Burton
    (State Project Officer, Griffith University)
  • Josephine Fleming
    (State Project Officer/Lead Research Assistant,
    University of Sydney)
  • Dianne Fenlon
    (Lead Research Assistant, Griffith University)
  • Rebecca Kummerfeld
    (Lead Research Assistant, University of Sydney)
  • Patrick Mitchell
    (Lead Research Assistant, Griffith University)
  • Erika Piazzoli
    (Lead Research Assistant, Griffith University)
  • Dr Richard Sallis
    (Lead Research Assistant, University of Melbourne)
  • Meg Upton
    (Lead Research Assistant, University of Melbourne)

Project duration: 2008–2011

The project has offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.

Project HQ is in Melbourne.