Survey: The value of musical groups to their communities

Please fill out this survey, part of a piece of research by the Sheffield Performer and Audience Research Centre (SPARC, part of Sheffield University Music Department), to help us gather data to support campaigns and lobbying for amateur music groups.

When we (and other music advocacy organisations) are making the case for amateur music groups to those in power, being able to demonstrate their value to communities is vital – and we don’t yet have the hard evidence to do so.

This pilot project is looking at how and what data we need to collect to discover more about the difference your groups make to your local communities. Please help us gather this information by filling in the survey below so that we can better help you.


The survey is now closed. Thanks to all those groups who responded. We hope to be able to share the results in the summer of 2017.