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Power Up and Shared Decision Making Toolkit: an introduction

18.09.17

Sarah Davies from A New Direction introduces two new companion resources on power and shared decision-making

Local cast in newly commissioned musical Danny Hero, Made In Corby. Photo: Adam Balcomb

More than evaluation

07.09.17

Holly Donagh, Partnerships Director at A New Direction reflects on the challenges and rewards of managing a large-scale evaluation programme

Our story in numbers

A powerful case for change

07.09.17

Anne Torreggiani, Chief Executive of The Audience Agency on asking the right questions and using the right kinds of evidence

Creative Barking & Dagenham. DAGFEST. Photo Dabuju Media

Evaluation approaches in community contexts

30.08.17

Sarah Davies on a new resource sharing a range of approaches to evaluating arts projects in community contexts 

Ribbon Wheel - Nicola Winstanley and Sarah Nadin

Uncovering the learning of the Creative People and Places programme

16.12.15

Researcher Ruth Melville reflects on what Creative People and Places has achieved so far and where the real challenges lie

LeftCoast Growing People project on the Mereside housing estate. Photo: Jack Boniface

New report shows positive signs of change in areas of low arts engagement

08.12.15

Creative People and Places is reaching people from locations that offer fewer opportunities to engage in the arts and is engaging them in a range of different ways, according to a report published today

Performance of Rush. The Cultural Spring, Sunderland. Photo: Dan Prince

The unusual suspects

04.12.15

Sarah B Davies explores the audience data that shows Creative People and Places is reaching people new to the arts

Same Sky winter lights event in Hounslow. Photo: Vipul Sangoi

Why consortia working is the future

03.12.15

Holly Donagh on new research and the importance of consortium-working for Creative People and Places and beyond

bait workshop with community leaders. Photo: Jason Thompson

Call for papers: People, Place, Power

16.11.15

A call for papers for a national conference underpinned by our learning and other approaches to increase participation in the arts

Colour of Time, Right Up Our Street. Photo: James Mulkeen. Funded by the National Lottery through Arts Council England as part of Global Streets led by Greenwich and Docklands Festival, with support from Right Up Our Street