Governance and consortium working

Governance and consortium working

This paper sets out an overview of research into the consortia models of the Creative People and Places programme as at October 2015. It is written as a snapshot analysis of the development journey for consortia and it sets out some headline learning points and...
Creating the environment

Creating the environment

This report draws on research conducted with the Creative People and Places (CPP) programme between June and November 2018. It explores the idea of cultural ecology, and the cultural eco-systems within CPP locations. By examining the local environments of which CPP...
ArtWorks Alliance Gathering January 2020 report

ArtWorks Alliance Gathering January 2020 report

The report from the inaugural ArtWorks Alliance Gathering – an Open Space event which took place on 27 January 2020 hosted by Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and facilitated by Adrian Sinclair and colleagues from Heads Together Productions.
Multiplying Leadership in Creative Communities

Multiplying Leadership in Creative Communities

The fundamental contribution of Creative People and Places has not been to add to infrastructure or arts engagement in so-called ‘cold spots’ but to multiply leadership within the community and systems active in places that are rich with people and ideas by building...
Creative People and Places Digital Engagement and Opportunities

Creative People and Places Digital Engagement and Opportunities

Report on how Creative People and Places projects are using digital tools and technologies and where the opportunities lie to further develop their approach. Includes examples of best practice in relation to digital engagement and development from the wider cultural...
Training the Community Musician

Training the Community Musician

Evaluation and summary report from the first Training the Community Musician symposium organised by Sound Sense with Edinburgh Youth Music Forum and the University of Aberdeen, held in February 2019 and attended by 50 participants –  from those in training to...
ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks Cymru

ArtWorks Cymru is a two year programme based in Wales developing practice in participatory settings, and supporting the continuing professional development of artists at different stages of their career working in participatory settings. From 2015 to 2017, ArtWorks...
Peer Artist Learning project report

Peer Artist Learning project report

Reports on an ArtWorks North East project involving 35 artists, with varied experience in participatory arts, to take part in structured opportunities to reflect with peers on their experiences, in pairs and groups (large and small). Supported by reflective...
ArtWorks Development Awards Evaluation

ArtWorks Development Awards Evaluation

Learning from PHF ArtWorks Development Award projects which researched a question/proposition, tested the feasibility of a solution or piloted a solution with participants. Projects focused on artists at different career stages and working with different parts of the...
ArtWorks Cymru 2015-2017 Evaluation Report

ArtWorks Cymru 2015-2017 Evaluation Report

This Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council Wales funded ArtWorks Cymru programme was led by a partnership of 26 participatory arts organisations and artists. Key findings included: a distributed leadership model and partnership structure successfully created strong...
Reprising The Conversation

Reprising The Conversation

Brings together learning from Changing the Conversation, the PHF ArtWorks Special Initiative 2013 conference, and outcomes from projects supported through subsequent development awards. Reflects on the need for dispersed leadership; a collective voice; new ways of...
Peer Artist Learning project report

Evaluation of Clean Break Open Lab Development Programme

Evaluation report drawn from a survey of participants on the ArtWorks London and Clean Break Theatre Company Open Lab which took place between June 2013 and March 2014, enabling Clean Break to create exercises to understand the company’s theatre making practices...
Peer Artist Learning project report

HE Open Lab Evaluation Report

Evaluation report drawn from a survey of participants on a four-day Open Lab for postgraduate students from across art forms to explore their practice and strengthen its critical framework.
Peer Artist Learning project report

ArtWorks Navigator: Good Practice Gets Better

A re-focused proposal and plan from ArtWorks Navigator for work from June 2013 to September 2014, supporting the overall ArtWorks aim to help develop artists of any artform working in any way in any participatory setting. Based on work undertaken by Navigator and the...
ArtWorks London Age Gap Symposium

ArtWorks London Age Gap Symposium

Reports on the Age Gap symposium that took place in April 2013 at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, exploring ways of supporting artists to develop creative practice in participatory settings with older people and informing future pilot training and...
ArtWorks Scotland: Pilot Projects

ArtWorks Scotland: Pilot Projects

Reports on pilot projects undertaken by further and higher education supported by ArtWorks Scotland in response to recommendations emerging from their research and addressing the questions: How can we raise the profile of participatory arts within initial training and...
People Place Power conference

People Place Power conference

Films and reflections from the Creative People and Places 2018 conference. Opening session – Can we ever be truly democratic? Features Saffi Price from Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council, Parminder Dosanjh from Creative Black Country; a keynote from Jess...
ArtWorks Evaluation Survey of Artists

ArtWorks Evaluation Survey of Artists

Reports on the findings from over 1,000 artist survey respondents working in a spread of art forms, at different stages of their career and with different approaches to practice. Covers artists’ experiences in different settings; their motivations; engagement with...
ArtWorks Development Grants, Year 2 Evaluation

ArtWorks Development Grants, Year 2 Evaluation

Evaluation of six projects which largely focus on one or two of three things: supporting new or enhancing existing networks; trialling models of continuing professional development (CPD) for artists working in participatory settings; and developing improved...
Peer Artist Learning project report

ArtWorks Alliance: Reflections & evaluation

Findings from one-to-one telephone interviews undertaken with a range of stakeholders by DHA to ascertain their experience of ArtWorks Alliance, their understanding of its purpose, what works well and not so well, and ideas for the future.
ArtWorks Legacy Funded Projects Evaluation Report

ArtWorks Legacy Funded Projects Evaluation Report

This evaluation report covers PHF ArtWorks legacy grant funded projects led by ArtWorks Cymru, ArtWorks London (including the ArtWorks Fellowship), ArtWorks Scotland/Creative Scotland (including ITAC 3), University of Sunderland (the lead partner in the ArtWorks North...
ArtWorks Evaluation Literature Review

ArtWorks Evaluation Literature Review

This document combines two literature reviews with their accompanying annotated bibliographies which were undertaken for the evaluation of ArtWorks. It has been produced by the evaluation team, Tamsin Cox, dha, and Dr. Abigail Gilmore, Institute for Cultural...
ArtWorks Evaluation Interim Report

ArtWorks Evaluation Interim Report

Pulls together key findings from across the first year of evaluation activity, undertaken by DHA and the Institute of Cultural Practices at the University of Manchester, and building on a range of sources and analytical approaches. It looks not only at activity which...
ArtWorks Evaluation Final Report

ArtWorks Evaluation Final Report

The evaluation team’s report explains how they have mapped and analysed ArtWorks as an initiative – using an ‘intervention model’ against which to understand progress against aims; assessing its size and scale; undertaking conceptual clustering of activities; and...
Peer Artist Learning project report

ArtWorks Cymru Conference Evaluation Report

Report on the ArtWorks Cymru conference held in April 2014 to disseminate the pathfinder research; open out issues to the wider arts participation sector in Wales; create links across the sector through networking; and to explore the way forward.
Peer Artist Learning project report

ArtWorks Cymru Evaluation Report

Evaluation of the ArtWorks Cymru pathfinder and its work over a three year period, which included partnership meetings; consultations with training providers, artists, arts organisations and commissioners; five action learning projects; and dissemination...
Peer Artist Learning project report

ArtWorks London Pilot Year Report Executive Summary

ArtWorks London used the skills, experience and resources of Barbican/Guildhall to increase understanding, capacity, collaboration and synergy across the different stages of professional development for artists working in participatory settings in London during the...
Peer Artist Learning project report

HE Open Lab Reflective Report

Evaluation report by the faciliator of a four-day Open Lab event enabling postgraduate students across art forms to explore their practice and strengthen its critical framework, which also provided a test model of learning.
ArtWorks Scotland Evaluation Report

ArtWorks Scotland Evaluation Report

Aims to capture the impact of ArtWorks Scotland. Describes the need and approach adopted to develop and deliver the project; early stage research; action planning; in-depth analysis of the pilot projects; additional learning; future activity; and project...
Peer Artist Learning project report

ArtWorks North East Focus Groups – summary of findings

Notes, findings and conclusions from facilitated discussions between artists (newly qualified, mid career, well established) and academics in the North East of England focused on key questions including scope of practice, influence of stakeholders’ views, initial...
ArtWorks Cymru ‘Blooming Voices’ Learning Group

ArtWorks Cymru ‘Blooming Voices’ Learning Group

Findings from the exploration of context as part of the Blooming Voices project, one of five ArtWorks Cymru participatory arts projects which included four learning group meetings in which creative teams explored and discussed a set of themed questions to capture...
Peer Artist Learning project report

Between Worlds: Entelechy Open Lab

Evaluates participants’ experience of Entelechy’s approach to artistic CPD. With multi-sensory practical activity, presentations and discussion, delegates experienced how Entelechy’s guiding values and principles cultivate an ecology where the artist’s own...
The World Cities Culture Report 2018

The World Cities Culture Report 2018

A key compendium of current city cultural policies from across the world showing a new, critical role for culture in addressing the inclusion of all citizens and a new definition of how, where and by whom culture is experienced.