Our learning

Creative People and Places is an action-research programme. We are:

  • testing out new and different approaches to excite people about the arts
  • reflecting on what worked and what didn't
  • capturing lessons to share with others and inform future work

There are local and national evaluations taking place. The 21 projects also share and reflect upon their learning and experiences directly with one another through our peer learning network. You can find out more about evaluation and peer learning here.

In this section, you can access evaluation and learning resources that share lessons from the programme. The resources will build over time as our learning increases.

LeftCoast: Journeys to Cultural Engagement

This report by Morris Hargreaves McIntyre was commissioned by LeftCoast to track and investigate audience member or participant ‘journeys’ across a number of events.

bait: Final Evaluation Phase 1

An evaluation report by Consilium covering the first three years of bait's programme in South East Northumberland.

Transported Final Evaluation Phase 1

This evaluation report by MB Associates covers the first three years of Transported's programme in Boston & South Holland

Bell Square: Community Cohesion Research Project

This research by COaST was commissioned by Watermans and the London Borough of Hounslow. It explores the impact of the outdoor arts programme in Hounslow's Bell Square.

Right Up Our Street: Final Evaluation Phase 1

This evaluation covers the first three years of Right Up Our Street's programme in Doncaster. You can also read The Story of Right Up Our Street.

bait: Seven Case Studies

Seven case studies from bait, the Creative People and Places project in South East Northumberland

Transported: four evaluation case studies

Four evaluation case studies from Transported, the Creative People and Places project in Boston and South Holland.

Right Up Our Street's Interim Evaluation

This report by Dr Leila Jancovich reviews the first two years of Right Up Our Street in Doncaster.

Transported's Interim Evaluation

This report from MB Associates draws on data and learning from the first two years of Transported.

The Arts and You

A survey commissioned by bait in South East Northumberland