About Us: Connecting Bodies.

As leading arts marketing experts and audience engagement consultants, we support clients with the audience challenges they are facing through overarching advice and practical arts engagement or marketing planning support. 

 

Our range of customisable solutions have been designed to meet the requirements of both independent artists and arts organisations of all sizes, through either the completion of full engagement/marketing documents or by supporting grant applicants with public engagement planning. 

We seek not only to satisfy a client’s needs, aligning their work with ACE engagement objectives, but ultimately to widen, deepen, and democratize arts participation, enabling more people to access brilliant arts experiences.

So far in 2021

 

411 hours of free advice given.

71,000 people engaged physically (34,000 first time attenders), 2.1 million people engaged digitally.

5 national research projects, 2 international research projects.

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Pablo Colella

Lead Practitioner

www.pablocolella.co.uk

UK Ambassador for the Artist Run Alliance.

Arts Audience Advisor for Creative United

Featured Service Provider with the Arts Marketing Association

With 12 years' experience specialising in the engagement and development of arts audiences I collaborate with clients to widen reach, create impact and gain audience recognition. My expertise can support the growth of current and new potential audiences, anticipating their preferences and barriers to participation.

My passion lies in working with niche and innovative people and projects to develop more relevant audience engagement strategies and in turn enabling more people to choose, create and take part in brilliant arts experiences.

Accredited arts audience research -

  • Arts Audiences: Establishing Opportunities for Engagement

  • An Experimental Investigation of how Digital Engagement Can Deepen and Democratize Artistic Exchange with Audiences

  • Audience Development: A Focus on Widening Participation

To hire Pablo to speak at your event, please email office@disconnectedbodies.co

Download Pablo's public speaking profile.

Arts marketing consultant, audience engagement consultant, arts marketing, arts marketing association, audience agency

Lucie Mullick

Consultant

Having qualified with an Art Business MA from Sotheby's Institute of Art, I began building my career as an arts marketing consultant in parallel to exploring my own performance art. This combination lead me to a number of roles as an audience development officer within dance and theatre.

Milly Gunn

Research and Writing Assistant

As a Doctoral candidate and researcher in Music and Interactive Media, I have an interest in exploring how people use and engage with visual culture and new-media technology. Working at DCB I'm able to use my passion for research to provide insights into cultural audiences and their changing engagement habits.

So far in 2021

 

411 hours of free advice given.

71,000 people engaged physically (34,000 first time attenders), 2.1 million people engaged digitally.

5 national research projects, 2 international research projects.

Our Work and ACE.

Working to ACE strategies and objectives, we align the work of those who come to us to ensure the public value of that work is being demonstrated clearly.

 

We have worked to understand ACE Project Grants, the requirements and how we can contribute our expertise to strengthen applications. 

We offer our knowledge of audiences to make suggestions of where a project's public engagement planning is falling short and how best to move forward.

Our goal is to enable more people to participate in exciting and brilliant culture experiences, in many cases the first step to achieving this is through funding being secured.

Equality Advisory Board

We recognise our privilege and the need for action taking in support of those who face discrimination within the arts. Our Equality Advisory Board is a diverse network of community leaders and spokespeople upon who we can consult in regards to our audience engagement work.

Clients, Collaborators and Memberships

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