Our learning

Changing the cultural landscape isn't too mighty a task

Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice reflects on the themes and learning emerging from our People Place Power conference 2018.

Our learning

"It’s not somebody coming in to tell us we’re so uneducated we need to draw pictures”

Mapping and analysis of engagement approaches across the Creative People and Places programme by Sarah Boiling and Clare Thurman

 

Audience engagement is at the heart of the CPP programme, and this research aims to:

 

  • map and analyse the range of different approaches to engage new audiences that are being used across the network
  • identify the success factors and challenges of these approaches
  • share the learning and insights gained by CPP Places to support audience engagement

 

Our learning

Persistent Encounter

This think piece by Karen Smith was commissioned by the Creative People and Places (CPP) network and explores the language, relationship and potential impact of CPP in achieving and measuring social capital and social change.

 

Persistent Encounter is in three parts. Part 1 outlines a broad range of research around the concept of social capital, the language used, and the measurement of social capital.

 

Part 2 investigates the impact of the Creative People and Places programme on social capital through the creative practices of the CPP projects.

 

Our learning

Shared Decision-Making Toolkit

This practical resource shares examples, tips and tools drawn from Creative People and Places, showing how projects have involved local people in project-level decision-making.

 

It presents a range of approaches and learning that we hope will help inform thinking in the wider cultural sector. Woven throughout the resource are questions and quotes drawn from Chrissie Tiller’s Power Up, posed as thinking points.

 

For a companion think piece to this Shared Decision Making toolkit, see Chrissie Tiller's Power Up

 

Our learning

Evaluation in Participatory Arts Programmes

This document brings together 18 examples of evaluation tools, methods and approaches, including creative evaluation, from across the Creative People and Places programme. 

 

It will be of interest to artists and arts organisations planning evaluations, particularly participatory projects in community contexts.

 

Our learning

Building Partnerships Beyond the Arts: three case studies

These case studies by Ecorys explore how Transported in Boston and South Holland, Heart of Glass in St Helens and East Durham Creates are developing collaborations with a range of partners outside the arts. Ecorys is producing a number of case studies as part of the national evaluation of Creative People and Places.

Our learning

Engaging Communities in the Arts: five case studies

These five case studies explore how different CPP projects are engaging local people in the arts. The case studies feature Appetite in Stoke-on-Trent; Right Up Our Street in Doncaster; Creative Barking and Dagenham; Made in Corby; and Ideas Test in Kent. Ecorys is producing a number of case studies as part of the national evaluation of Creative People and Places.

Our learning

Faster but Slower, Slower but Faster

This report by Mark Robinson of Thinking Practice identifies key learning from the Creative People and Places programme up until December 2016. This is the second learning summary for Creative People and Places (CPP), following 2015's  Building Whilst Flying by Ruth Melville and Ben Morgan.

 

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Talent Development: Case Study

This case study by Ecorys explores how Super Slow Way in Pennine Lancashire is supporting the development of artists working in socially-engaged practice. Ecorys is producing a number of case studies as part of the national evaluation of Creative People and Places.

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Art in Unusual Locations: Case Study

This case study by Ecorys explores how Creative Black Country worked with the Midlands Pub Association and 'Desi' pub landlords to bring a series of artistic commissions to pubs in Sandwell. Ecorys is producing a number of case studies as part of the national evaluation of Creative People and Places.

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