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Attendance Report for La Mercè 2016 08/11/2016

Between 22 and 25 September Barcelona celebrated its annual city festival. In 2016, the feast of Saint Mercè fell on a Saturday which meant the festival would be short and condensed and that most activities would be held over the weekend. A noteworthy feature of this year’s festival was the diversification of venues, with the […]

Cultural indicators for Barcelona 2015 07/10/2016

On the homepage of this website you have available the report Cultural indicators for Barcelona 2015, a summary of the most important cultural events in the city in these areas: Museums and exhibition spaces Archives and heritage libraries Performing arts spaces Concert spaces Cinemas Art Factories Barcelona libraries Civic centres Cultural festivals City festivals Grants […]

Art Factories: a qualitative assessment 11/05/2016

The Observatori de Dades Culturals de Barcelona (Barcelona Cultural Data Observatory) presents a report outlining the basis for a proposed qualitative assessment of the Art Factories network. Our focus, until now, has been on quantitative indicators, although we’ve always been fully aware that quantitative information is inadequate to explain what an art factory is in […]

Barcelona museums: visitor survey 09/05/2016

For the past five years the Institut de Cultura de Barcelona (ICUB, Culture Institute of Barcelona) has conducted a survey of visitors to the city’s museums with the purpose of discovering the profile of people drawn to these facilities. In the 2015 survey, three additional museums were included whereas surveys of the Picasso Museum were […]

Grec Festival Barcelona: audience survey 05/05/2016

A Grec Festival survey to analyse such aspects as the rating spectators give the Festival or the degree of audience loyalty. This is the 9th edition of a study that began in 1989 and has gradually incorporated new objectives over time. The last three editions (2007, 2011 and 2015) are the most comparable and the […]

Participation data in La Mercè city festival 2015 27/10/2015

More than 1.8 million people participated in La Mercè 2015, the most important city festival in Barcelona. People took to the streets to enjoy the 500 activities scheduled between 18th and 24th September at various venues in the city. There have been seven days of celebration with a program aimed at a diverse and heterogeneous […]