Dr Bob Harlow

"The most impressive thinker in audience development in the world today"

Bob Harlow is changing how performing arts organisations around the USA think about growing, changing and developing new audiences.

An internationally renowned researcher, he has lead the way in audience development in his work for Wallace Studies in Building Arts Audiences.  He has demonstrated how research and changing thinking and planning can grow audiences in some of the most niche areas. Even with arts genres thought to be the biggest challenge to fill, Dr Harlow’s work changed the status quo and brought new audiences where they were least expected.  

Bob has developed a number of excellent resources for audience building and development and addressing barriers for attendance and through research.DR