Recognising a need for more consistent and systematic focus given to how arts interventions produce effective social and health outcomes, this short paper explores two challenges. 1. How to describe the changes that arts experiences achieve, which does justice to […]
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Evaluation of a six year programme funded by DfE, connecting museums with local schoolchildren, targeting areas with high levels of deprivation and low cultural engagement.
In his book Education for Socially Engaged Practice, Pablo Helguera explores what it means to work in a socially engaged manner; where the variables lie, the questions, experiments and issues. Early in the book he “establishes a tentative taxonomy”(1) to work […]
Developing technical skills and abilities To develop skills and abilities in plate spinning I facilitated three workshop sessions at the school with a range of ages and abilities. The first session was more focused and started by introducing the prop […]
Report advocating for the implementation of specific methods of evaluating “the cultural spillover effect”, via the presentation of four international case studies.
Responding to: Rosalie Schweiker & Margherita Huntley ‘Teaching for People Who Prefer Not to Teach’ 22 May 2017 MayDay Rooms
Immortalizing the sculpture – death is part of life. The humanity of ‘process’ – the cycle of a project starts from an ending, a death of sorts. I gave up working in the way I had been and started with […]
Focusing on the impact, outcomes and future of the programme following three years of this major Arts Council England funded programme.
I was so privileged to show many friends, colleagues and arts professionals my work at an event I called Resonance, we had stunning weather and it began with taking visitors out in 2 rowing boats, 4 in each boat to […]
A couple of weeks after I constructed the oak structure and rowed forth with it in tow onto the lake I am deep in other work and slightly panicking that I am not making the most of the artwork I […]
Review of formal learning in museums for children and young people aged three to 19 years in the context of a fast-changing educational and funding landscape.
Artist with a participatory, enquiry-led practice seeks an alternative to the “more people == more better” metric for measuring success.
Throughout my time at University Campus Suffolk I have become more reflective about my art practice and in return this has maintained and strengthened my connection to working principally in the three-dimensional realm, but also encouraged me to incorporate painting […]
My creative reflections were all discussed in my previous blog post. I discovered more than just artistic revelations on my residency. Now I am back from Kurt Schwitters Merz Barn in Cumbria, I am pushed back into city life. I […]
On the last day on my residency at the Merz Barn in Cumbia it was time to reflect on my thoughts over the duration of the week. As I mentioned in a previous post, I had stapled a huge sheet […]
Evaluation of the pilot year of The Space, a joint three year venture between Arts Council England and the BBC.
Summarises key findings from the Institute of Cultural Capital evaluation of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Eight arts and cultural organisation in Liverpool surveyed audiences and visitors about the impacts of their experiences over the 2009 – 2010 season.
A collaborative investigation into engagement and participation in 12 museums and galleries in the UK, from 2011.
Commissioned by ACE, the Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy researched how well the Grants for the Arts programme was meeting its stated objectives in 2010.
Impacts 08 was a joint research initiative of the University of Liverpool and Liverpool John Moores University, which from 2005-2010 evaluated the social, cultural, economic and environmental effects of Liverpool’s hosting the European Capital of Culture title in 2008.
Contributes to the cultural value debate by arguing there is little point in improving skills of individual leaders if their organisations remain unchanged.
Reflects on engagement between artists and participants during the Artists in Sites for Learning scheme.
Draws together the regional and national evaluations of the 2000 – 2001 ACE sponsored Year of the Artist, which commissioned 1000 artist residencies.