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Therme Group co-authors far-reaching research project examining the ‘Future of Arts and Culture’

The ‘Future of Arts and Culture’ is a qualitative probe into the future of arts and culture globally, examining emerging forces, drivers of change and the possible impacts that may reshape the cultural sector in the coming decade. 

To deliver the project Therme Group collaborated with ARUP, Changeist and leading arts and cultural specialists Annettte Mees, Chairperson at FutureEverything and Artistic Director Audience Labs & Visiting Senior Research Fellow at King’s College London, Honor Harger, VP of Attractions and VP of ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

The Future of Arts and Culture project aims to engage, sense make and illustrate the perspectives of wide range of leaders in the industry worldwide. Through a mix of online insight collection and synthesis, selected in-depth interviews, and expert analysis from leaders in qualitative trend analysis and scenario development for strategic planning with experience in arts and culture, the research aims to illuminate and explore critical trends and the possible scenarios that they may connect to form a – not mutually exclusive, but potentially co-existent – coherent forward view about the future of Arts & Culture. The study was based on 300 participants, leaders in museums, galleries, performing arts, music, funding organizations, curators and producers, from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa.

Robert Hanea, COO of Therme Group joined Annette Mees and Honor Harger, as well as Tateo Nakajima, Fellow at ARUP and Scott Smith, Founding and managing Partner at Changeist to present the initial outcomes of the research during a presentation and in-depth panel discussion. The launch event is available to watch here.

To find out more about the research project and explore some of the key findings, visit the project website here